I am new to Tomcat and I am having trouble gaining access to the manager application via my web browser on a new installation.
I am running Tomcat on an Ubuntu 12 machine. I downloaded with Linux 64-bit zip file from Apache and unzipped it to /opt/apache-tomcat-7.0.35.
Next I modified the conf/tomcat-users.xml file to include the manager-gui role and I added a user and assigned the user to that role.
I restarted Tomcat and verified that it is running (I can browse the default Tomcat page).
The problem is that after following those steps, cannot log in using the credentials I specified in the tomcat-users.xml file.
I suspect that the reason may be because I am trying to connect to the manager application via a remote PC rather than from local host, but I am not sure.
I am trying to follow the instructions I found here:
I repeated the same steps above on my local Windows machine, and everything works fine. When I go to http://localhost:8080/manager/html
, I am able to log in using the information I put in the tomcat-users.xml file, so this process works if I am running Tomcat locally on a Windows machine, but I cannot get it to work when Tomcat is running remotely on an Ubuntu machine.
What else can I check?