KB-1533 Log4j warnings logged as errors on application server startup


The following errors are printed on application server startup:

ERROR [stderr] (MSC service thread 1-1) log4j:WARN No appenders could be found for logger (org.apache.commons.configuration.PropertiesConfiguration).
ERROR [stderr] (MSC service thread 1-1) log4j:WARN Please initialize the log4j system properly.
ERROR [stderr] (MSC service thread 1-1) log4j:WARN See http://logging.apache.org/log4j/1.2/faq.html#noconfig for more info.


The above warnings are printed as a result of an issue with a specific logger, org.apache.commons.PropertiesConfiguration, in JBoss. A request to suppress these errors has been logged to the Appian product team as AN-89706.


This issue does not negatively impact Appian, nor does it prevent the application server from starting successfully. These errors can be safely ignored.

Affected Versions

This article applies to all versions of Appian.

Last Reviewed: August 2018