How to match http request and response using Jersey ContainerRequestFilter and ContainerResponseFilt

I have a highly concurrent server and need to implement some special logging. I need an easy way to match the request to the response. The filter() in ContainerResponseFilter has both the request and response. How ever I can not access the http post content because the stream has already been read.

Is there some way I can add an ID in the ContainerRequestFilter filter() and somehow have it automatically returned when the ContainerResponseFilter filter() is called? I can not modify the true applications.

I have another program that will need to process the log file and be able to match the request to the response.

Any other suggestions?


The only solutions I can think of invloves "Cloning the InputStream" (another link). Seems like double the work, but I don't see how else it can be achieved (without having to write a bunch of MessageBodyReaders).

Then we can just use ContainerRequestContext.setProperty(String, Object) to set an arbitrary property than can be obtained throughout the request/response filter chain. In the response filter, you can use ContainerResponseContext.getProperty(String).

Here's an example, where I am expecting JSON, and using Jackson ObjectMapper to get a JSON Map and getting the id value, then setting the property in the context.

@Provider public class RequestFilter implements ContainerRequestFilter { ObjectMapper mapper = new ObjectMapper(); @Override public void filter(ContainerRequestContext requestContext) throws IOException { if (!requestContext.getMethod().equalsIgnoreCase("POST")) { return; } InputStream entityStream = requestContext.getEntityStream(); ByteArrayOutputStream baos = new ByteArrayOutputStream(); byte[] buffer = new byte[1024]; int len; while ((len = entityStream.read(buffer)) > -1) { baos.write(buffer, 0, len); } baos.flush(); String contentType = requestContext.getHeaderString(HttpHeaders.CONTENT_TYPE); if (MediaType.APPLICATION_JSON.equals(contentType)) { // User Jackson ObjectMapper to get JSON as Map Map<String, Object> jsonMap = mapper.readValue( new ByteArrayInputStream(baos.toByteArray()), TypeFactory.defaultInstance().constructMapType( Map.class, String.class, Object.class)); Object id = jsonMap.get("id"); // Put id into context as property to be retrieved from response filter requestContext.setProperty("id", id); } requestContext.setEntityStream(new ByteArrayInputStream(baos.toByteArray())); } }

The above example uses Jersey 2.x. If you are using Jersey 1.x, I don't see any method in the ContainerRequest to set any arbitrary property, but I guess you could just set a temporary header

containerRequest.getRequestHeaders().putSingle("X-Temp-ID", id);

Then you can just get the header in the response filter.


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