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From Chuan Ong <>
Subject Re: Getting the Manager app running on localhost.. Please help
Date Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:15:54 GMT

To use host-manager you need admin-gui as the role.

> On Jul 12, 2018, at 11:08 AM, D├ęsilets, Alain <>
> Thx for the reply.
>> have you enabled all user roles with passwords? in CATALINA_HOME/conf/tomcat-users.xml
>> Also, don't forget to change
>> the passwords noted as "<must-be-changed>" with something "interesting".
> Yes. As I mentioned in the first email of this thread, I have a file [CATALINA_HOME]/conf/tomcat-users.xml
with the following content:
>   <role rolename="manager"/>
>   <role rolename="manager-script"/>
>   <role rolename="manager-gui"/>
>   <user username="admin" password="admin" roles="manager,manager-script,manager-gui"/>
>>   By default, it can only run on localhost, and it's configured to listen to
>> via the valve. If you uncomment the user role part and change the
>>   password, you should be able to log in. i was able to start it by doing
>>   above.
> As I mentioned in the first email, when I tried it first with the above tomcat-users.xml
file and no manager.xml file, it didn't work. Server Status worked, Manager opened the page
but couldn't deploy a war file, and Host Manager gave me 403. This happened whether I accessed
the site as http://localhost:8080 or 
> So for some reason or other, the default behaviour doesn't seem to work for me.
> Note that I am using OSX. 
> Could this be due to some sort of proxy issue?
> Thx again.
> Alain    
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