How can I get the request URL from a Java Filter?

I am trying to write a filter that can retrieve the request URL, but I’m not sure how to do so.

Here is what I have so far:

import javax.servlet.*;
import javax.servlet.http.HttpServletRequest;

public class MyFilter implements Filter {
    public void init(FilterConfig config) throws ServletException { }

    public void doFilter(ServletRequest request, ServletResponse response, FilterChain chain) throws ServletException, IOException {
        chain.doFilter(request, response);

        String url = ((HttpServletRequest) request).getPathTranslated();
        System.out.println("Url: " + url);

    public void destroy() { }

When I hit a page on my server, the only output I see is “Url: null”.

What is the correct way to get the requested URL from a given ServletRequest object in a Filter?


Is this what you’re looking for?

if (request instanceof HttpServletRequest) {
 String url = ((HttpServletRequest)request).getRequestURL().toString();
 String queryString = ((HttpServletRequest)request).getQueryString();

To Reconstruct:

System.out.println(url + "?" + queryString);

Info on HttpServletRequest.getRequestURL() and HttpServletRequest.getQueryString().

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