With the help of apt-get, I installed Jenkins version 1.447.2+dfsg-3. I managed to put the jenkins.war under the directory /var/lib/tomcat7/webapps. When I connect to http://localhost:8080/jenkins, I get the dashboard homepage. I also access all sub-sites, however, the management part .../jenkins/manage fails. The browser needs endless time to connect to it.

I tried to google this problem, but I only get tips about how to "manage" Jenkins with the help of the view I cannot access. Why especially this sub-site? Is this a Jenkins bug or a problem with my Tomcat? Has anyone any idea how to fix this?

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  • I am running Jenkins ver 1.465 and jenkins.war is located under /usr/lib/jenkins – Salton Jun 3 '13 at 3:05

Just as important is to know the Tomcat version, O/S version.

I would check logs and also you may be running into security issue with tomcat-users.xml.

The following is pretty concise and should help you:


  • Actually, I do not run Jenkins as tomcat webapp anymore. I installed the Jenkins package from the Wheezy repository. The version is 1.447.2+dfsg-3. It runs as a service on port 8080. – PWillms Jun 13 '13 at 17:44

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