RDFpro 0.4 comes with a web interface, written in php. To install it in your webserver (for example Apache), you have first to install the RDFpro command line tool (invoked from the web interface) as described here. Then, download one of the following packages:

and copy (and rename, if you want) the rdfpro-web folder inside the package to the webserver root folder.

The main options of the web interface can be set by editing the config.inc.php file.

  • $rdfpro_path is the path to RDFpro executable on your machine.
  • $java_home is the Java home path.
  • $additionalFileNo is the number of slots for uploading files.
  • $inputFormat, $outputFormat and $compressionFormat tell the web interface which extensions should be accepted.
  • $inputFormatDefault and $outputFormatDefault are the default values for the corresponding select menus.
  • $allowedCommands is the list of allowed commands to pass to RDFpro.
  • $inputExample is the input file to be used as default (third radio button in the input part).
  • $inputDescription is the description of $inputExample.
  • $exampleList is a list of predefined examples.
  • $customFiles is a list of predefined files, that can be used without uploading them every time. The keys of the array is the codename, while the value is the filename (to be copied in the custom folder).
  • $customFilesDesc is the list of descriptions for the $customFiles. The array keys must match.

Security

This web interface comes without the security precautions needed to be run on a public server. The index.php file uses the escapeshellcmd() function, that prevent a malicious user to run commands on the server. Nevertheless, the PRDpro processors are all enabled (although removed from the readme on the right), therefore one can write a file on the server filesystem wherever the apache user can write a file. To avoid this issue, the RDFpro web interface should run with a Java policy file, using the java.security.manager and java.security.policy parameters. The java command should be replaced with something like

java -Djava.security.manager -Djava.security.policy=/path/to/rdfpro.policy

where the file rdfpro.policy should be something similar to

grant {
    permission java.lang.RuntimePermission "stopThread";

    permission java.net.SocketPermission "localhost:0", "listen";

    // Requested by the new groovy
    permission groovy.security.GroovyCodeSourcePermission "/groovy/script";
    permission groovy.security.GroovyCodeSourcePermission "/groovy/shell";
    
    permission java.util.PropertyPermission "java.version", "read";
    permission java.util.PropertyPermission "java.vendor", "read";
    permission java.util.PropertyPermission "java.vendor.url", "read";
    permission java.util.PropertyPermission "java.class.version", "read";
    permission java.util.PropertyPermission "os.name", "read";
    permission java.util.PropertyPermission "os.version", "read";
    permission java.util.PropertyPermission "os.arch", "read";
    permission java.util.PropertyPermission "file.separator", "read";
    permission java.util.PropertyPermission "path.separator", "read";
    permission java.util.PropertyPermission "line.separator", "read";

    permission java.util.PropertyPermission "java.specification.version", "read";
    permission java.util.PropertyPermission "java.specification.vendor", "read";
    permission java.util.PropertyPermission "java.specification.name", "read";

    permission java.util.PropertyPermission "java.vm.specification.version", "read";
    permission java.util.PropertyPermission "java.vm.specification.vendor", "read";
    permission java.util.PropertyPermission "java.vm.specification.name", "read";
    permission java.util.PropertyPermission "java.vm.version", "read";
    permission java.util.PropertyPermission "java.vm.vendor", "read";
    permission java.util.PropertyPermission "java.vm.name", "read";

    permission java.util.PropertyPermission "slf4j.detectLoggerNameMismatch", "read";
    permission java.util.PropertyPermission "*", "read,write";

    permission java.lang.RuntimePermission "getenv.*";
    permission java.lang.RuntimePermission "accessClassInPackage.sun.reflect";
    permission java.lang.RuntimePermission "createClassLoader";
    permission java.lang.RuntimePermission "writeFileDescriptor";
    permission java.lang.RuntimePermission "readFileDescriptor";
    permission java.lang.RuntimePermission "setIO";

    // Requested by the new groovy
    permission java.lang.RuntimePermission "accessDeclaredMembers";
    permission java.lang.RuntimePermission "getProtectionDomain";
    permission java.lang.RuntimePermission "shutdownHooks";

    permission java.lang.reflect.ReflectPermission "suppressAccessChecks";

    permission java.io.FilePermission "/tmp", "read,write";
    permission java.io.FilePermission "/tmp/*", "read,write";

    permission java.io.FilePermission "/path/to/rdfpro/lib/*", "read";
    permission java.io.FilePermission "/path/to/rdfpro/etc/*", "read";
    permission java.io.FilePermission "/path/to/rdfpro/*", "read";
    permission java.io.FilePermission "/path/to/bin", "read";
    permission java.io.FilePermission "/path/to/rdfpro/custom/*", "read";

    permission java.io.FilePermission "/path/to/pigz", "execute";
    permission java.io.FilePermission "/path/to/pbzip2", "execute";
    permission java.io.FilePermission "/path/to/xz", "execute";
    permission java.io.FilePermission "/path/to/sort", "execute";
};

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