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How can I secure tomcat's application manager with ssl ? I already have the certificates for the site.


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Define the admin app inside a SSL connector.

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You could try adding user-data-constraints in tomcat manager's web.xml. That might do the trick:


Maybe insert them before the /security-contraint closing tag in the HTML Manager commands section of that web.xml:

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you can use nginx or apache in front of your tomcat to control access easily.

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I tried with apache and mod_proxy, but when it redirects to the manager app it goes plain-text. – xain Feb 27 '11 at 14:58
check this:… – aligot May 3 '11 at 12:19

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