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From "Mike Curwen" <>
Subject RE: How to "start" a web app?
Date Thu, 08 Jul 2004 16:48:27 GMT
in order to be considered a webapp, you need to have an empty web.xml
file in the WEB-INF folder under springapps.  Do you have this?

empty means web.xml contains:


You will also need to restart Tomcat for it to pick this up.  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Labhard [] 
> Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 11:28 AM
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: How to "start" a web app?
> I installed a new, extremely simple application in 
> $CATALINA_HOME/webapps/springapps/index.html.  When I attempt 
> to view this 
> with

I get Error: 404.  The requested resource (/springapps/index.html) is

So I'm reading and it says that I have to "start" the application by
into the Tomcat Manager.  So I fix the
file so that I have both admin and manager roles.  Then I go to the
homepage localhost:8080.  I can log into the Administration page no
But when I try to get to the Manager it says,

Access to the specified resource (Access to the requested resource has
denied) has been forbidden.

I'm stumped.  Don't know where to go from here.  Seems like this
shouldn't be 
this difficult.  Any suggestions?

-- Michael

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