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From Tim Funk <>
Subject Re: Tomcat 4.1.18 Administration Tool does not appear to support pass word encryption
Date Fri, 19 Sep 2003 11:02:07 GMT
tomcat-users.xml is meant for *simple* password maintenance. For more advance 
password usage  - use a different Realm such as JDBCRealm or JNDIRealm


Gardner, David [IT] wrote:

> I am using a tomcat Realm user database that reads the standard
> tomcat-users.xml file using MD5 encryption. I have set up the administration
> tool to allow user name and password administration. This works but only
> saves a clear text password back to the tomcat-users.xml file. There appears
> to be no facility to configure it to write encrypted passwords. Has anyone
> set this up or changed the admin tool to allow this?

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