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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: Resin to Tomcat migration(context name is null)
Date Mon, 01 Dec 2008 11:53:03 GMT
Abhi wrote:
> I am trying to migrate my application from Resin to Tomcat 6.0.18. The
> application runs fine, but my application context name(the context is
> created) is coming as null in Tomcat.

How are you getting the context name?

> <web-app id="/Foo" root-directory="webapps/Foo"/>
> Can someone please let me know as to what exactly should I put in
> context.xml, where should I place it in Tomcat and should it be called
> context.xml or should it be renamed to my web application name?

In this case, you don't need a context.xml file. Just remove it from your

If you had needed to use a context.xml file then it should located at
META-INF/context.xml inside your WAR.

Tomcat will automatically extract it to CATALINA_BASE/conf/<engine
name>/<host name>/<name of web app>.xml

For a WAR file foo.war in a default install this would be


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