Hey ranchers. I am using Tomcat and I want to add a datasource. what is the best place to add a datasource to server.xml file ? before the closing </host> element close to the end of the file ? I have been reading that mysql user account should has a password in order to be tomcat able to connect... but when installing mysql, I didn't create any account (I mean, when I connect to mysql, I don't provide any passwords or usernames). so I think to do the following to server.xml : <parameter> <name>username</name> <value></value> </parameter> and the some thing to the password.... please correct me if I am wrong. also, I have been reading that I need to grant the appropriate priviliges for tomcat to be able to connect to mysql using the username and the password. the command is : grant all privileges on *.* to admin@localhost indentified by 'admin' with grant option; so what to do in my case (there is no user account and password in mysql) ? admin in admin@localhost is the name that I have provided when installing tomcat, right ? thanks alot.
You can set your datasource resource ID at the global (server.xml) level or at the individual webapp level. Where I work, we have different webapps running against different databases, so to configure them, I create a "webapp.xml" file and put it in the Tomcat webapps directory. It has the database resource definitions, the security resource definitions, and the application context.
Caution: In Tomcat 4.1, having a WAR file with the same name as a webapp xml file will hide the config info in the webapp xml. So I put my wars in their own special directory (/opt/webapps). The rules are different for Tomcat 5, however.
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