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Reporting Obligation Database


The application uses Liquibase to create and upgrade the database, and Thymeleaf as the templating engine. You can find the layout template at src/main/webapp/WEB-INF/thymeleaf/layout.html.


  • Tomcat 8
  • Java 1.8
  • Spring 4
  • Thymeleaf 3
  • MySQL or H2 Database Engine

Automated tests

There are test examples of both controllers and data access objects using the Spring test package.

Building a Docker image

It is possible to build, test and push a Docker image of Eionet ROD3 to Docker Hub. To do so you activate the docker profile. The install goal will do a test start up of the container. The docker:push will push the Docker image to Docker Hub as eeacms/rod.

mvn -Pdocker install docker:push

To use docker:push you must have an account and add these lines to your ~/.m2/settings.xml:


Upgrading the demo site

After you have pushed a new image to Docker Hub you can upgrade the demo site at with the Rancher client or UI by pulling the latest image.

Deployment of WAR file

The default configuration is to allow you to deploy to your own workstation directly. You install the target/rod.war to Tomcat’s webapps directory as ROOT.war. You can make it create an initial user with administrator rights by setting system properties to configure the application.

On a CentOS system you can start Tomcat with the environment variable CATALINA_OPTS set to some value or add lines to /etc/sysconfig/tomcat that looks like this:

CATALINA_OPTS="-Dcas.service=http://localhost:8080 -Dinitial.username=myname"
CATALINA_OPTS="$CATALINA_OPTS -Ddb.url=jdbc:h2:tcp://localhost:8043//work/rod3 -Ddeploy.contexts=uat -Ddeploy.dropfirst=true"

These are the properties you can set:

db.driver        # org.mariadb.jdbc.Driver
db.url           # jdbc:mariadb://dbservice/rod3
db.username      # rod3
db.password      # secret
deploy.contexts  # prod
deploy.dropfirst # false
initial.username # myuser
initial.password # Not needed when integrated with CAS.

The default values are in src/main/resources/ and src/main/resources/


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