Installing the HTTP Module for Tomcat
This topic describes how to install the HTTP session management module for Tomcat.
- If you have not already installed Tomcat, download the desired version from the Apache Website and install it.
Following the Apache Tomcat convention, this page assumes the CATALINA_HOME environment variable is set to the root directory of the “binary” Tomcat distribution. For example, if Apache Tomcat is installed in
Define $CATALINA_HOME if it is not already defined.
For development purposes, you may find it helpful to establish manager-level access to Tomcat. To do so, edit the file
$CATALINA_HOME/conf/tomcat-users.xml. Uncomment the following line, and replace the
<must-be-changed>placeholder with a password of your own choosing:
<user username="admin" password="<must-be-changed>" roles="manager-gui"/>
This creates an admin/password credential you can use to view system information when following links from the Tomcat home page.
The HTTP Session Management Module for Tomcat is included in the Geode installation package. After you install Apache Geode, you will find the module in the
tools/Modulesdirectory of the installation with a name of the form
Apache_Geode_Modules-SERVER-VERSION-Tomcat.zip, where SERVER-VERSION is the Apache Geode version number.
Set your current working directory to the
$CATALINA_HOMEdirectory (or wherever you installed the application server) and unzip the HTTP Session Management Module. This adds jar files to the
libsubdirectory and XML files to the
cd $CATALINA_HOME unzip $GEODE_HOME/tools/Modules/Apache_Geode_Modules-SERVER-VERSION-Tomcat.zip
Copy all of the jar files from the Geode
libsubdirectory to the
libsubdirectory of your Tomcat server (
cd $CATALINA_HOME/lib cp $GEODE_HOME/lib/*.jar .
Proceed to Setting Up the HTTP Module for Tomcat to complete your Tomcat configuration.