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I need to be able to remotely login to my Tomcat 6 server to setup an application that monitors it and have been instructed to first use the Tomcat http:///manager/status page to try to login with a manager role. I have a role setup as manager but am unable to login, I Can access the /manager/status page fine and it gives a login pop-up. This is running on a Windows Server 2003 machine, if that makes any difference.

I am a bit lost at this point as to why its not accepting the username / login that I have in the tomcat-users.xml file, any advice on what I should be looking into would be greatly appreciated.

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can you please post the content of your tomcat-users.xml - but change usernames and passwords for security reasons – powerMicha Jul 21 '11 at 5:39

Make sure that your user has the manager-status role. For example:

<user username="sysop" password="mypassword" roles="manager-status"/>
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