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Java example source code file (GuiceFilter.java)

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The GuiceFilter.java Java example source code

 * Copyright (C) 2006 Google Inc.
 * Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
 * you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
 * You may obtain a copy of the License at
 * http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
 * Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
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package com.google.inject.servlet;

import com.google.common.base.Throwables;
import com.google.inject.Inject;
import com.google.inject.Key;
import com.google.inject.OutOfScopeException;
import com.google.inject.internal.Errors;

import java.io.IOException;
import java.lang.ref.WeakReference;
import java.util.concurrent.Callable;
import java.util.concurrent.locks.Lock;
import java.util.concurrent.locks.ReentrantLock;
import java.util.logging.Logger;

import javax.servlet.Filter;
import javax.servlet.FilterChain;
import javax.servlet.FilterConfig;
import javax.servlet.ServletContext;
import javax.servlet.ServletException;
import javax.servlet.ServletRequest;
import javax.servlet.ServletResponse;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletResponse;

 * <p>
 * Apply this filter in web.xml above all other filters (typically), to all requests where you plan
 *  to use servlet scopes. This is also needed in order to dispatch requests to injectable filters
 *  and servlets:
 *  <pre>
 *  <filter>
 *    <filter-name>guiceFilter</filter-name>
 *    <filter-class><b>com.google.inject.servlet.GuiceFilter</filter-class>
 *  </filter>
 *  <filter-mapping>
 *    <filter-name>guiceFilter</filter-name>
 *    <url-pattern>/*</url-pattern>
 *  </filter-mapping>
 *  </pre>
 * This filter must appear before every filter that makes use of Guice injection or servlet
 * scopes functionality. Typically, you will only register this filter in web.xml and register
 * any other filters (and servlets) using a {@link ServletModule}.
 * @author crazybob@google.com (Bob Lee)
 * @author dhanji@gmail.com (Dhanji R. Prasanna)
public class GuiceFilter implements Filter {
  static final ThreadLocal<Context> localContext = new ThreadLocal();
  static volatile FilterPipeline pipeline = new DefaultFilterPipeline();

   * We allow both the static and dynamic versions of the pipeline to exist.
  private final FilterPipeline injectedPipeline;

  /** Used to inject the servlets configured via {@link ServletModule} */
  static volatile WeakReference<ServletContext> servletContext =
      new WeakReference<ServletContext>(null);

  private static final String MULTIPLE_INJECTORS_WARNING =
      "Multiple Servlet injectors detected. This is a warning "
      + "indicating that you have more than one "
      + GuiceFilter.class.getSimpleName() + " running "
      + "in your web application. If this is deliberate, you may safely "
      + "ignore this message. If this is NOT deliberate however, "
      + "your application may not work as expected.";
  private static final Logger LOGGER = Logger.getLogger(GuiceFilter.class.getName());

  public GuiceFilter() {
    // Use the static FilterPipeline

  @Inject GuiceFilter(FilterPipeline filterPipeline) {
    injectedPipeline = filterPipeline;

  static void setPipeline(FilterPipeline pipeline) {

    // This can happen if you create many injectors and they all have their own
    // servlet module. This is legal, caveat a small warning.
    if (GuiceFilter.pipeline instanceof ManagedFilterPipeline) {

    // We overwrite the default pipeline
    GuiceFilter.pipeline = pipeline;

  static void reset() {
    pipeline = new DefaultFilterPipeline();

  public void doFilter(
      final ServletRequest servletRequest,
      final ServletResponse servletResponse,
      final FilterChain filterChain)
      throws IOException, ServletException {

    final FilterPipeline filterPipeline = getFilterPipeline();

    Context previous = GuiceFilter.localContext.get();
    HttpServletRequest request = (HttpServletRequest) servletRequest;
    HttpServletResponse response = (HttpServletResponse) servletResponse;
    HttpServletRequest originalRequest
        = (previous != null) ? previous.getOriginalRequest() : request;
    try {
      RequestScoper.CloseableScope scope = new Context(originalRequest, request, response).open();
      try {
        //dispatch across the servlet pipeline, ensuring web.xml's filterchain is honored
        filterPipeline.dispatch(servletRequest, servletResponse, filterChain);
      } finally {
    } catch (IOException e) {
      throw e;
    } catch (ServletException e) {
      throw e;
    } catch (Exception e) {

  static HttpServletRequest getOriginalRequest(Key<?> key) {
    return getContext(key).getOriginalRequest();

  static HttpServletRequest getRequest(Key<?> key) {
    return getContext(key).getRequest();

  static HttpServletResponse getResponse(Key<?> key) {
    return getContext(key).getResponse();

  static ServletContext getServletContext() {
    return servletContext.get();

  private static Context getContext(Key<?> key) {
    Context context = localContext.get();
    if (context == null) {
      throw new OutOfScopeException("Cannot access scoped [" + Errors.convert(key) 
          + "]. Either we are not currently inside an HTTP Servlet request, or you may"
          + " have forgotten to apply " + GuiceFilter.class.getName()
          + " as a servlet filter for this request.");
    return context;

  static class Context implements RequestScoper {
    final HttpServletRequest originalRequest;
    final HttpServletRequest request;
    final HttpServletResponse response;

    // Synchronized to prevent two threads from using the same request
    // scope concurrently.
    final Lock lock = new ReentrantLock();

    Context(HttpServletRequest originalRequest, HttpServletRequest request,
        HttpServletResponse response) {
      this.originalRequest = originalRequest;
      this.request = request;
      this.response = response;

    HttpServletRequest getOriginalRequest() {
      return originalRequest;

    HttpServletRequest getRequest() {
      return request;

    HttpServletResponse getResponse() {
      return response;

    @Override public CloseableScope open() {
      final Context previous = localContext.get();
      return new CloseableScope() {
        @Override public void close() {

  public void init(FilterConfig filterConfig) throws ServletException {
    final ServletContext servletContext = filterConfig.getServletContext();

    // Store servlet context in a weakreference, for injection
    GuiceFilter.servletContext = new WeakReference<ServletContext>(servletContext);

    // In the default pipeline, this is a noop. However, if replaced
    // by a managed pipeline, a lazy init will be triggered the first time
    // dispatch occurs.
    FilterPipeline filterPipeline = getFilterPipeline();

  public void destroy() {

    try {
      // Destroy all registered filters & servlets in that order
      FilterPipeline filterPipeline = getFilterPipeline();

    } finally {

  private FilterPipeline getFilterPipeline() {
    // Prefer the injected pipeline, but fall back on the static one for web.xml users.
    return (null != injectedPipeline) ? injectedPipeline : pipeline;

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