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Cannot login to Admin App in Tomcat 5.5.7

R. Peeters

Joined: Mar 24, 2005
Posts: 2

i downloaded and installed the Admin App, as described in an earlier post on this forum:

When i try to login using http://localhost/admin/login.jsp, a username and password is asked.

The question is: what to fill in ?

There is a line in the ../Tomcat5.5/conf/tomcat-users.xml file that goes like:
<user username="admin" password="" roles="admin,manager"/>
This is the default setting that comes with the installation. It suggests filling in a blank as password, but that doesn't work.

Thanks in advance for answer,

Craig Jackson
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Joined: Mar 19, 2002
Posts: 405
I haven't used the Admin package maybe twice. So, I believe the default userName/password for Admin and Manager access are "admin" and "".

What tomcat is suggesting that you do for security reasons, is determine your own user/password for either the admin or manager screens or both.

Once you have done this, I believe you must restart tomcat for the changes to take effect.
Jeffrey Spaulding
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Joined: Jan 15, 2004
Posts: 149
You need to play a bit with the file


create a new user and put him in the admin group

Masoud Kalali
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Joined: Jul 08, 2004
Posts: 531

I have tomcat 5.5.7 installed and i used (first time after installing Admin JMX console) the username and password i used for tomcat manager
and it works , i suggest ou use the user/password of your tomcat manager for administration console
hope it helps

Masoud Kalali
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R. Peeters

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