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From John Moore <>
Subject Re: Tomcat6 Manager App HOW-TO
Date Mon, 16 Jul 2007 05:38:29 GMT
Caldarale, Charles R wrote:
> The only part that I find somewhat misleading is the following:
> "There are two ways to configure the Manager web application Context:
> "    * Install the manager.xml context configuration file in the
> "      $CATALINA_HOME/conf/[enginename]/[hostname] folder.
> "    * Configure the Manager Context within the Host configuration
> "      in your Tomcat server.xml configuration. Here is an example:
> "      <Context path="/manager" privileged="true"
> "
> docBase="/usr/local/kinetic/tomcat6/server/webapps/manager">
> "      </Context>"
> The first bullet is really only needed when additional <Host> elements
> have been configured, and you want a manager webapp for each.  It fails
> to mention that the manager webapp is automatically set up for the
> default <Host> in the standard Tomcat 6 download.
> The second bullet should probably be eliminated, since it's no longer in
> keeping with the philosophy of avoiding placing webapp configurations
> inside the server.xml file.  It may be there simply for completeness,
> but ideally it should at least include a caveat.
I guess I understood from an earlier post from you that it was a rather 
"strong" no-no..  Which made it's presence in the HOW-TO rather odd..

I also gather that you should copy the manager directory into each 

Thank you for clarifying these issues..


>  - Chuck
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