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Web Application Manager authorization problem

Max Qua

Joined: Sep 27, 2008
Posts: 20
I tried to use the Web Application Manager for managing the application under localhost.
I had no problem using it, accessing as admin with manager role.
However when I tried to manage the applications under another virtual host I got problems in getting authorized.
Simply entering the admin and the password, the login mask appears again asking me the login an password. I cannot access, no error messages, just a new login mask.
I use tomcat 6 with IIS 6, all applications are working correctly. If I disable the security in manager.xml I can use the web Application Manager but of course it is not secure.
Please could you help? Is there a way to trace what is happening?
Tell me what info it is necessary to post for you to understand the cause of this problem.

Many thanks
udaykumar maddigatla
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Joined: Feb 03, 2009
Posts: 69
Hey what your typing in the another system in order to access the tomcat which is in your system

is it http://localhost:8080/

Make this correction in the virtual host :You have to type your system ip address instead of localhost.

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Max Qua

Joined: Sep 27, 2008
Posts: 20
I'm sorry I don't think I understood what I have to correct according to your proposal.
I try to explain better:
using http://localhost:8080/manager/html I am able to login as a manager tomcat user with no problem

using I got a mask asking to login but this time after entering name and password another mask pops up

The virtual host is mapped on a dir and the web site is under C:\\webapps\ROOT while the manager directory has been copied from tomcat webapps in C:\\webapps\

Please help

Jeena Jeen
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Joined: Feb 11, 2009
Posts: 47
Also have a similar problem. I have a web application and i am trying to access my application it asks for user name and password again and again without any warning. I have window Vista. I read some other forums also. People have troubles with Vista. I tried to run tomcat as admin also(as mentioned on lot of forums) but thats not a much of help. I have updated "tomcat-users.xml" with user name and password.
Does anyone has idea how to solve this issue?
Max Qua

Joined: Sep 27, 2008
Posts: 20
Is there any expert in this forum who can help on this topic?


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