Stefano Locati

Programming Adventures (WIP)

Enabling a Tomcat Manager Login on Tomcat 5.5

To enable Tomcat Manager/Admin Login on Tomcat 5.5 edit conf/tomcat-users.xml which by default has the following content:

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>


<role rolename="tomcat"/>

<role rolename="role1"/>

<user username="tomcat" password="tomcat" roles="tomcat"/>

<user username="both" password="tomcat" roles="tomcat,role1"/>

<user username="role1" password="tomcat" roles="role1"/>


Change it into:

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>


<role rolename="manager"/>

<role rolename="admin"/>

<user username="admin" password="your_password_here" roles="manager,admin"/>


To apply the changes restart Tomcat (as user tomcat)

$ cd bin

$ sh shutdown.sh

$ sh startup.sh

Tomcat Admin is not installed by default from the core package, but you can login with username admin and the password provided in the Tomcat Application Manager http://your_web_server_here:8080/manager/

You should see a web page similar to the following:

tomcat manager