suse 11 + tomcat 6 cant run web manager

i am trying to learn Tomcat and use the Manager web application;

http://localhost/manager/html

but i cant seem to get the Manager web application to authenticate me. any ideas?

a. i installed everything from yast that said tomcat and sounded realevant.

b. firewall is off and i can access http://<my static ip>:8080/ from other machines on my network.

c. i edited the tomcat-users.xml file and set…

<role rolename=“admin”/>
<role rolename=“manager”/>
<user username=“tomcat” password=“s3cret” roles=“manager,tomcat,admin”/>

hello, yesterday I installed the program without problems in opensuse 11.0. What I did was as follows:

  • Open yast and install tomcat6, tomcat6-admin-webapps and tomcat6-webapps
  • Add “manager” role and “admin” user (with the “manager” role) to /etc/tomcat6/tomcat-users.xml. At first didn’t work, but then I realized I had to remove the comments in the file (!)
  • Restart tomcat (tomcat6 restart) and now works like a charm

oh my gosh that is so annoying!!!
thank you very much for your response
that did the trick, cant believe i missed that

you know, there should be an “easy route” or “basic route” how-to tutorial for tomcat in addition to the one at…

Tomcat HOWTO - openSUSE

would have saved me some hours of frustration

Easy? That word is incompatible with Java. lol!