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Install Configure Apache Tomcat7 over Debian Linux

Install Configure Apache Tomcat7 over Debian Linux

Prerequisite:

Java Should be installed on the Debian Server.

Check by running below command:

Java –version

root@SSMON1-Desktop:~$ java -version
java version "1.7.0_15"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_05-b06)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 23.1-b03, mixed mode)

If Java is not installed run below command to install Java.

sudo apt-get install default-jdk
 

Commands to find the Package from Debian repository and install them.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install tomcat7

 

Once above commands ends without any error. Open browser and access tomcat default page from below URL.

http://localhost:8080/

 

Now configure Tomcat users in below file.

sudo nano /etc/tomcat7/tomcat-users.xml

In tomcat-users.xml file everything will be commented except below one.

<tomcat-users>
</tomcat-users>

Add user and roles in xml file.

<tomcat-users>
    <user username="admin" password="admin" roles="manager-gui,admin-gui"/>
</tomcat-users>

Stop and Start tomcat service so that user configuration should get loaded.

sudo service tomcat7 restart
 or
 /etc/init.d/$ service tomcat restart

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