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Tomcat fresh installation, not responding

assaf meiry

Joined: Sep 11, 2013
Posts: 3
I have installed Tomcat 7 on my windows 8 machine.
I used the windows installer, and hence - tomcat is running as a windows service.
The problem is ...
The home page, or any other page, is unavailable unless I am running internet explorer as an administrator, in which case it works perfectly fine.

what's the appropriate security configuration?

(...add credentials to the webpages folder? should I disable UAC?)


Tim Holloway
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Joined: Jun 25, 2001
Posts: 17417

Welcome to the JacaRanch, Assaf!

There something very strange here. Web servers not only cannot be sensitive to whether you're running IE as an administrator, they must not. Web servers are designed to accept requests from remote systems, many of which are not only not running IE, they're not even running Windows. The machine I'm using is one of them.

There is a way to make selected pages of a web application sensitive to who your Windows login ID is, but it's not available by default. In fact, it takes quite a bit of manual configuration on both the client and server systems.

You best bet is to look at the Tomcat logs and see what they have to say.

An IDE is no substitute for an Intelligent Developer.
assaf meiry

Joined: Sep 11, 2013
Posts: 3
Hi Tim,

Thanks for your quick reply.

The logs are clean - as far as I can tell. eventviewer is clean as well.

I am quite sure it is somewhat security related.
I used netstat to verify the process is listening the correct port... it's seems fine.
I have attached the logs.


assaf meiry

Joined: Sep 11, 2013
Posts: 3
ok, found it!.

it is related to the "Enable protected mode" feature in IE10, when it's ON - The page is not loading.
I worked around this by adding local host to IE trusted sites, and uncheck the enable protected mode option for trusted sites.
although I am sure there must be a better way.

I agree. Here's the link:
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