In most of my Grails projects, I’m using the Acegi Plugin. By default, this plugin utilizes EhCache for caching user data. In principal this is a good idea but it comes to trouble when using multiple Grails apps in Hudson. The default configuration uses /tmp/userCache.data for this cache. Since multiple apps use the same cache directory, it’s obvious that we get in trouble.
The most simple solution here is to completely disable the user cache. This can be easily done in grails-app/conf/SecurityConfig.groovy by adding
cacheUsers = false
Another (and probably better) option would be using a more sophisticated cache configuration e.g. by including the application’s name in the cache store dir. Or, even better, disable the cache in development and testing environment and configure it with a unique path name for production.
As mostly always: use the simplest solution that could probably work.
Over and out.