Install Tomcat with Eclipse

Posted on Tue 19 April 2011 in Development

Howto install Tomcat with Eclipse IDE on MacOS X.

What we need:


Eclipse JEE

1. Extract Eclipse into your Applicationfolder and Tomcat to your prefered location for example into your home directory.

2. change into the apache-tomcat-6.0.20/bin directory and make all .sh files executeable

cd <pathtoyourtomcat>/apache-tomcat-6.0.20/bin
chmod +x *.sh
  1. test if it starts


something like this should appear:

Using CATALINA_BASE:   apache-tomcat-6.0.20
Using CATALINA_HOME:   apache-tomcat-6.0.20
Using CATALINA_TMPDIR: apache-tomcat-6.0.20/temp
Using JRE_HOME:      /System/Library/Frameworks/JavaVM.framework/Home
  1. Test you tomcat installation via your Browser


if everything works like expected shut the tomcat instance down

  1. Now we add Tomcat to our Eclipse environment






Double click on the server and select "Use Tomcat installation (take control of Tomcat installation)":

[caption id="attachment_575" align="alignleft" width="819" caption="Set tomcat preference to use installation directory parameters"]Set tomcat preference to use installation directory parameters[/caption]


6. Modify the tomcat-users.xml file located in /<pathtotomcat>/apache-tomcat-6.0.20/conf directory and add:

<role rolename="admin"/>
<role rolename="manager"/>
<user username="user" password="password" roles="admin,manager"/>

with your username and password for administration.