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Tomcat Admin Webapp…

Am I crazy? I can’t find any good documentation on installing/deploying the Tomcat admin webapp. I would greatly appreciate some pointers/tips. At least a url to some good documentation. Please. Please. Please.

I’m running Tomcat 5.5.9. on a Win XP box.

Muchos gracias!

5 replies on “Tomcat Admin Webapp…”

Normally what you would do is unzip Tomcat then unzip the admin tools right over the top. However if you use the windows exe it gets installed in the directory of your choice so it muddies the waters a bit.

Basically download the admin zip from apache and unzip to a temp directory. It’ll be something like:

{temp}/apache-tomcat-5.5.15/…

Then copy:
{temp}/apache-tomcat-5.5.15/conf/Catalina/localhost/admin.xml
to
{catalina_home}/conf/Catalina/localhost/admin.xml

Then take the whole directory tree:
{temp}/apache-tomcat-5.5.15/server/*.*

and drag it to (sub directories and all):
{catalina_home/server/*.*

Fire up Tomcat and you should be all set. You may need to adjust tomcat-user.xml rights. Namely make sure the user admin has “tomcat,manager,admin” rights.

Should be good to go then.

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