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From Mark Thomas <>
Subject Re: apache tomcat 8.0.0-rc1; /manager 404; NPE
Date Tue, 06 Aug 2013 20:53:50 GMT
On 06/08/2013 21:53, jieryn wrote:
> Greetings,
> On Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 2:56 PM, Mark Thomas <> wrote:
>> On 06/08/2013 20:46, jieryn wrote:
>>> When I try to hit the /manager application from a browser without
>>> specifying /html, the following NPE ends up in the log, but the
>>> browser sees what appears to be a typical tomcat 404 error page
>>> without exposing the full trace:
>> I can't repeat this with a clean installation. Please provide the steps
>> to reproduce from a clean 8.0.0-RC1 install.
> Remove the ${catalina.home}/conf/web.xml file and restart the server.
> With Apache Tomcat 7.x there was no need for this conf/web.xml to be
> present for the manager to work properly.

The Tomcat 7.0.x behaviour is identical to Tomcat 8.0.x.

The root cause of the stack trace in both versions is the missing
configuration for the JSP servlet.


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