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From Pieter Temmerman <>
Subject Re: HowTo update tomcat-users.xml without restarting tomcat
Date Thu, 27 Nov 2008 09:42:19 GMT
I think that is not possible.
In production, the best option would  be to use a database or LDAP
directory to store your accounts.

On Thu, 2008-11-27 at 10:39 +0100, wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> I need to update the tomcat-users.xml quite often in a productive environment. Therefore
it would be nice to have a possibility to update the file without the need for restarting
> I tried to define the resource UserDatabase as reloadable but that didn't work out.
> Also I checked the possibilities of the tomcat manager but all the reload functions there
seem to relate only to the webapps and not to the configuration of tomcat itself.
> Any hints what I could try next?
> Thanks in advance,
> Andreas

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