[Java] NoClassDefFoundError Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.apache.commons.logging.LogFactory

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: org/apache/commons/logging/LogFactory
    at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractApplicationContext.<init>(AbstractApplicationContext.java:119)
    at org.springframework.context.support.AbstractXmlApplicationContext.<init>(AbstractXmlApplicationContext.java:55)
    at com.client.StoryReader.main(StoryReader.java:15)
Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: org.apache.commons.logging.LogFactory
    at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(Unknown Source)
    at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClassInternal(Unknown Source)
    ... 6 more

If you receive the above NoClassDefFoundError -> ClassNotFoundException stack trace when you run your Java application that is using Apache commons-logging framework, for example commons-logging-1.1.2.jar then maybe you have missed adding this dependency in your pom.xml file,

Add the following dependency in your Maven pom.xml file,


You can download the latest Apache common logging jar from their website: http://commons.apache.org/proper/commons-logging/download_logging.cgi

Adding this dependency will solve your problem!

ClassNotFoundException org.apache.commons.logging.LogFactory Java Exception
ClassNotFoundException org.apache.commons.logging.LogFactory Java Exception

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