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Mark Riggins

Instead of a basic-authentication dialog box, I get the following error message instead.

        HTTP Status 401 -

        type Status report

        message

       description This request requires HTTP authentication ().
       Apache Tomcat/6.0.13

My tomcat-users.xml file looks like this:
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>

<tomcat-users>

  <role rolename="tomcat"/>

  <role rolename="manager"/>

  <role rolename="admin"/>

  <user username="tomcat" password="tomcat" roles="tomcat"/>

  <user username="manager" password="manager" roles="manager"/>

  <user username="admin" password="admin" roles="admin"/>

</tomcat-users>


From web.xml I have:
 
  <login-config>
    <auth-method>BASIC</auth-method>
    <realm-name>Tomcat Manager Application</realm-name>
  </login-config>

 
  <security-role>
    <description>
      The role that is required to log in to the Manager Application
    </description>
    <role-name>manager</role-name>
  </security-role>

But the dialog NEVER APPEARS.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I can't get ANT to work without this.
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David Delbecq-2
Are you using a browser to access that url? 'cause you mention ANT, but
ant is not a browser and will surely not show a dialog when accessing
the manager...
Mark Riggins a écrit :

> Instead of a basic-authentication dialog box, I get the following error
> message instead.
>
>         HTTP Status 401 -
>
>         type Status report
>
>         message
>
>        description This request requires HTTP authentication ().
>        Apache Tomcat/6.0.13
>
> My tomcat-users.xml file looks like this:
> <?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
>
> <tomcat-users>
>
>   <role rolename="tomcat"/>
>
>   <role rolename="manager"/>
>
>   <role rolename="admin"/>
>
>   <user username="tomcat" password="tomcat" roles="tomcat"/>
>
>   <user username="manager" password="manager" roles="manager"/>
>
>   <user username="admin" password="admin" roles="admin"/>
>
> </tomcat-users>
>
>
> >From web.xml I have:
>   <!-- Define the Login Configuration for this Application -->
>   <login-config>
>     <auth-method>BASIC</auth-method>
>     <realm-name>Tomcat Manager Application</realm-name>
>   </login-config>
>
>   <!-- Security roles referenced by this web application -->
>   <security-role>
>     <description>
>       The role that is required to log in to the Manager Application
>     </description>
>     <role-name>manager</role-name>
>   </security-role>
>
> But the dialog NEVER APPEARS.
>
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I can't get ANT to work without
> this.
>  


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Mark Riggins
I'm trying to access http://localhost/manager/html, which I believe is an HTML interface into the Tomcat Manager.  

Maybe it would be easier to edit build.xml and replace the "deploy" with a simple copy.   I can't get the Manager working.

   
    <mkdir dir="${catalina.home}/webapps/SE"/>
    <copy todir="${catalina.home}/webapps/SE">
      <fileset dir="${build.home}"/>
    </copy>



<quote author="David Delbecq-2">
Are you using a browser to access that url? 'cause you mention ANT, but
ant is not a browser and will surely not show a dialog when accessing
the manager...
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David Delbecq-2
The message you see in browser, namely "HTTP Status 401 -...." appear
probably because your browser for an unknown reason does not support
basic authentification or has it disabled (securities in browser that
prevent basic auth outside of ssl?). The text you see is normaly sent by
tomcat along with http 401 code + basic auth headers. In my browser it
appear only if i click "cancel" in my authentification popup. Could you
sniff your connection to ensure the basic auth headers are correctly
sent to browser by tomcat? And indeed, manager/html is the html
interface to tomcat manager.


En l'instant précis du 14/01/08 03:09, Mark Riggins s'exprimait en ces
termes:

> I'm trying to access http://localhost/manager/html, which I believe is an
> HTML interface into the Tomcat Manager.  
>
> Maybe it would be easier to edit build.xml and replace the "deploy" with a
> simple copy.   I can't get the Manager working.
>
>     <!-- Copy Build into Tomcat/webapps -->
>     <mkdir dir="${catalina.home}/webapps/SE"/>
>     <copy todir="${catalina.home}/webapps/SE">
>       <fileset dir="${build.home}"/>
>     </copy>
>
> <!-- MDR use copy instead of Tomcat Manager App
>     <deploy url="${manager.url}"
>        username="${manager.username}"
>        password="${manager.password}"
>            path="${app.path}"
>        localWar="file://${build.home}"/>
> -->
>
>
> Are you using a browser to access that url? 'cause you mention ANT, but
> ant is not a browser and will surely not show a dialog when accessing
> the manager...
>
>  


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Mark Riggins
That's not it.  I tried this site http://gemal.dk/browserspy/password.html
which has a basic authentication test built into it.   It displayed and worked properly in my browser.  I am not using SSL.     I don't have a sniffer installed on XP [I'm more experienced with unix]

I don't want to put any move effort into it.  I'll just avoid the Manager instead if its that hard to set up.  

Mark

David Delbecq-2 wrote
The message you see in browser, namely "HTTP Status 401 -...." appear
probably because your browser for an unknown reason does not support
basic authentification or has it disabled (securities in browser that
prevent basic auth outside of ssl?). The text you see is normaly sent by
tomcat along with http 401 code + basic auth headers. In my browser it
appear only if i click "cancel" in my authentification popup. Could you
sniff your connection to ensure the basic auth headers are correctly
sent to browser by tomcat? And indeed, manager/html is the html
interface to tomcat manager.


En l'instant précis du 14/01/08 03:09, Mark Riggins s'exprimait en ces
termes:
> I'm trying to access http://localhost/manager/html, which I believe is an
> HTML interface into the Tomcat Manager.  
>
> Maybe it would be easier to edit build.xml and replace the "deploy" with a
> simple copy.   I can't get the Manager working.
>
>    
>     <mkdir dir="${catalina.home}/webapps/SE"/>
>     <copy todir="${catalina.home}/webapps/SE">
>       <fileset dir="${build.home}"/>
>     </copy>
>
>
>
>
> Are you using a browser to access that url? 'cause you mention ANT, but
> ant is not a browser and will surely not show a dialog when accessing
> the manager...
>
>  


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Re: No Authentication Dialog appears for Tomcat Manager

Mark Thomas-2
Mark Riggins wrote:
> I don't want to put any move effort into it.  I'll just avoid the Manager
> instead if its that hard to set up.

The Manager works out of the box on a clean install. If it doesn't work for
you then something else is messed up in your configuration which is
probably going to bite you later. I would fix it now rather than when
someone is breathing down you next because some important system isn't running.

Mark


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Re: No Authentication Dialog appears for Tomcat Manager

wlievens
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Mark Riggins wrote
Instead of a basic-authentication dialog box, I get the following error message instead.

        HTTP Status 401 -

        type Status report

        message

       description This request requires HTTP authentication ().
       Apache Tomcat/6.0.13

My tomcat-users.xml file looks like this:
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>

<tomcat-users>

  <role rolename="tomcat"/>

  <role rolename="manager"/>

  <role rolename="admin"/>

  <user username="tomcat" password="tomcat" roles="tomcat"/>

  <user username="manager" password="manager" roles="manager"/>

  <user username="admin" password="admin" roles="admin"/>

</tomcat-users>


From web.xml I have:
 
  <login-config>
    <auth-method>BASIC</auth-method>
    <realm-name>Tomcat Manager Application</realm-name>
  </login-config>

 
  <security-role>
    <description>
      The role that is required to log in to the Manager Application
    </description>
    <role-name>manager</role-name>
  </security-role>

But the dialog NEVER APPEARS.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I can't get ANT to work without this.

I have the exact same problem. The only thing I changed in my configuration was adding a user. I never get the dialog prompt.

I'd really like a solution for this problem.
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RE: No Authentication Dialog appears for Tomcat Manager

Caldarale, Charles R
> From: wlievens [mailto:[hidden email]]
> Subject: Re: No Authentication Dialog appears for Tomcat Manager
>
> Mark Riggins wrote:
> > Instead of a basic-authentication dialog box, I get the
> > following error message instead.
> >         HTTP Status 401 -
>
> I have the exact same problem. The only thing I changed in my
> configuration was adding a user. I never get the dialog prompt.

As explained before in this thread, this is not a Tomcat problem.
Displaying any form of dialog box is the responsibility of the client
(usually a browser), not the server.  The 401 response Tomcat is
returning is exactly what it's supposed to do when an unauthenticated
request for a protected resource arrives.  Fix your client.

 - Chuck


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Mark Riggins
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It turns out that Netbeans likes to use the Tomcat Manager, so I had to get this working.  Since others claimed that it worked "out of the box" I just uninstalled everything [losing quite a bit of customization] and
did a clean vanilla install.

Now it works, but I have no idea what caused the problem.   This is NOT A BROWSER PROBLEM -- I tried two different browsers before, firefox and IE, neither worked before, and both work now.   I too had added
another user, so perhaps it has something to do with that.

At this point, I'm just glad its working.   Fortunately, at this point, I'm just dorking around, refreshing my tech skills, which have gotten a little dusty, so I can easily chuck the whole install and start fresh.

Mark

wlievens wrote
Mark Riggins wrote
Instead of a basic-authentication dialog box, I get the following error message instead.

        HTTP Status 401 -

        type Status report

        message

       description This request requires HTTP authentication ().
       Apache Tomcat/6.0.13

My tomcat-users.xml file looks like this:
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>

<tomcat-users>

  <role rolename="tomcat"/>

  <role rolename="manager"/>

  <role rolename="admin"/>

  <user username="tomcat" password="tomcat" roles="tomcat"/>

  <user username="manager" password="manager" roles="manager"/>

  <user username="admin" password="admin" roles="admin"/>

</tomcat-users>


From web.xml I have:
 
  <login-config>
    <auth-method>BASIC</auth-method>
    <realm-name>Tomcat Manager Application</realm-name>
  </login-config>

 
  <security-role>
    <description>
      The role that is required to log in to the Manager Application
    </description>
    <role-name>manager</role-name>
  </security-role>

But the dialog NEVER APPEARS.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I can't get ANT to work without this.

I have the exact same problem. The only thing I changed in my configuration was adding a user. I never get the dialog prompt.

I'd really like a solution for this problem.
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Re: No Authentication Dialog appears for Tomcat Manager

David Smith-2
I'm just wondering if you got a 401 page, but a 200 status or something
like that.  Maybe one of your customizations did some filtering and/or
proxying and changed the response code.  Seems like the most reasonable
cause of your problem.

--David

Mark Riggins wrote:

>It turns out that Netbeans likes to use the Tomcat Manager, so I had to get
>this working.  Since others claimed that it worked "out of the box" I just
>uninstalled everything [losing quite a bit of customization] and
>did a clean vanilla install.
>
>Now it works, but I have no idea what caused the problem.   This is NOT A
>BROWSER PROBLEM -- I tried two different browsers before, firefox and IE,
>neither worked before, and both work now.   I too had added
>another user, so perhaps it has something to do with that.
>
>At this point, I'm just glad its working.   Fortunately, at this point, I'm
>just dorking around, refreshing my tech skills, which have gotten a little
>dusty, so I can easily chuck the whole install and start fresh.
>
>Mark
>
>
>wlievens wrote:
>  
>
>>
>>Mark Riggins wrote:
>>    
>>
>>>Instead of a basic-authentication dialog box, I get the following error
>>>message instead.
>>>
>>>        HTTP Status 401 -
>>>
>>>        type Status report
>>>
>>>        message
>>>
>>>       description This request requires HTTP authentication ().
>>>       Apache Tomcat/6.0.13
>>>
>>>My tomcat-users.xml file looks like this:
>>><?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
>>>
>>><tomcat-users>
>>>
>>>  <role rolename="tomcat"/>
>>>
>>>  <role rolename="manager"/>
>>>
>>>  <role rolename="admin"/>
>>>
>>>  <user username="tomcat" password="tomcat" roles="tomcat"/>
>>>
>>>  <user username="manager" password="manager" roles="manager"/>
>>>
>>>  <user username="admin" password="admin" roles="admin"/>
>>>
>>></tomcat-users>
>>>
>>>
>>>From web.xml I have:
>>>  <!-- Define the Login Configuration for this Application -->
>>>  <login-config>
>>>    <auth-method>BASIC</auth-method>
>>>    <realm-name>Tomcat Manager Application</realm-name>
>>>  </login-config>
>>>
>>>  <!-- Security roles referenced by this web application -->
>>>  <security-role>
>>>    <description>
>>>      The role that is required to log in to the Manager Application
>>>    </description>
>>>    <role-name>manager</role-name>
>>>  </security-role>
>>>
>>>But the dialog NEVER APPEARS.
>>>
>>>Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I can't get ANT to work without
>>>this.
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>I have the exact same problem. The only thing I changed in my
>>configuration was adding a user. I never get the dialog prompt.
>>
>>I'd really like a solution for this problem.
>>
>>    
>>
>
>  
>


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Re: No Authentication Dialog appears for Tomcat Manager

RJ-17
I had this problem happen when I added custom error-page definitions in
the overall web.xml for the installation -- the error pages worked fine for my own
applications, but the fact that they were defined seemed to cause a problem for the
manager.

Soon as I commented-out all of them except the 404 and 500 pages, things
were fine again. Not sure which one caused the problem, but it
definitely didn't seem like a client-browser issue.

rj



David Smith wrote:

> I'm just wondering if you got a 401 page, but a 200 status or
> something like that.  Maybe one of your customizations did some
> filtering and/or proxying and changed the response code.  Seems like
> the most reasonable cause of your problem.
>
> --David
>
> Mark Riggins wrote:
>
>> It turns out that Netbeans likes to use the Tomcat Manager, so I had
>> to get
>> this working.  Since others claimed that it worked "out of the box" I
>> just
>> uninstalled everything [losing quite a bit of customization] and did
>> a clean vanilla install.
>>
>> Now it works, but I have no idea what caused the problem.   This is
>> NOT A
>> BROWSER PROBLEM -- I tried two different browsers before, firefox and
>> IE,
>> neither worked before, and both work now.   I too had added
>> another user, so perhaps it has something to do with that.
>>
>> At this point, I'm just glad its working.   Fortunately, at this
>> point, I'm
>> just dorking around, refreshing my tech skills, which have gotten a
>> little
>> dusty, so I can easily chuck the whole install and start fresh.
>>
>> Mark
>>
>>
>> wlievens wrote:
>>  
>>
>>>
>>> Mark Riggins wrote:
>>>  
>>>> Instead of a basic-authentication dialog box, I get the following
>>>> error
>>>> message instead.
>>>>
>>>>        HTTP Status 401 -
>>>>
>>>>        type Status report
>>>>
>>>>        message
>>>>
>>>>       description This request requires HTTP authentication ().
>>>>       Apache Tomcat/6.0.13
>>>>
>>>> My tomcat-users.xml file looks like this:
>>>> <?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
>>>>
>>>> <tomcat-users>
>>>>
>>>>  <role rolename="tomcat"/>
>>>>
>>>>  <role rolename="manager"/>
>>>>
>>>>  <role rolename="admin"/>
>>>>
>>>>  <user username="tomcat" password="tomcat" roles="tomcat"/>
>>>>
>>>>  <user username="manager" password="manager" roles="manager"/>
>>>>
>>>>  <user username="admin" password="admin" roles="admin"/>
>>>>
>>>> </tomcat-users>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> From web.xml I have:
>>>>  <!-- Define the Login Configuration for this Application -->
>>>>  <login-config>
>>>>    <auth-method>BASIC</auth-method>
>>>>    <realm-name>Tomcat Manager Application</realm-name>
>>>>  </login-config>
>>>>
>>>>  <!-- Security roles referenced by this web application -->
>>>>  <security-role>
>>>>    <description>
>>>>      The role that is required to log in to the Manager Application
>>>>    </description>
>>>>    <role-name>manager</role-name>
>>>>  </security-role>
>>>>
>>>> But the dialog NEVER APPEARS.
>>>>
>>>> Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I can't get ANT to work
>>>> without
>>>> this.
>>>>
>>>>    
>>> I have the exact same problem. The only thing I changed in my
>>> configuration was adding a user. I never get the dialog prompt.
>>>
>>> I'd really like a solution for this problem.
>>>
>>>  
>>
>>  
>>
>
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Re: No Authentication Dialog appears for Tomcat Manager

Mark Riggins
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Unfortunately, I'm not sure, and I don't know how to recreate the problem.

Sorry.

Mark

David Smith-2 wrote
I'm just wondering if you got a 401 page, but a 200 status or something
like that.  Maybe one of your customizations did some filtering and/or
proxying and changed the response code.  Seems like the most reasonable
cause of your problem.

--David

Mark Riggins wrote:

>It turns out that Netbeans likes to use the Tomcat Manager, so I had to get
>this working.  Since others claimed that it worked "out of the box" I just
>uninstalled everything [losing quite a bit of customization] and
>did a clean vanilla install.
>
>Now it works, but I have no idea what caused the problem.   This is NOT A
>BROWSER PROBLEM -- I tried two different browsers before, firefox and IE,
>neither worked before, and both work now.   I too had added
>another user, so perhaps it has something to do with that.
>
>At this point, I'm just glad its working.   Fortunately, at this point, I'm
>just dorking around, refreshing my tech skills, which have gotten a little
>dusty, so I can easily chuck the whole install and start fresh.
>
>Mark
>
>
>wlievens wrote:
>  
>
>>
>>Mark Riggins wrote:
>>    
>>
>>>Instead of a basic-authentication dialog box, I get the following error
>>>message instead.
>>>
>>>        HTTP Status 401 -
>>>
>>>        type Status report
>>>
>>>        message
>>>
>>>       description This request requires HTTP authentication ().
>>>       Apache Tomcat/6.0.13
>>>
>>>My tomcat-users.xml file looks like this:
>>><?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
>>>
>>><tomcat-users>
>>>
>>>  <role rolename="tomcat"/>
>>>
>>>  <role rolename="manager"/>
>>>
>>>  <role rolename="admin"/>
>>>
>>>  <user username="tomcat" password="tomcat" roles="tomcat"/>
>>>
>>>  <user username="manager" password="manager" roles="manager"/>
>>>
>>>  <user username="admin" password="admin" roles="admin"/>
>>>
>>></tomcat-users>
>>>
>>>
>>>From web.xml I have:
>>>  
>>>  <login-config>
>>>    <auth-method>BASIC</auth-method>
>>>    <realm-name>Tomcat Manager Application</realm-name>
>>>  </login-config>
>>>
>>>  
>>>  <security-role>
>>>    <description>
>>>      The role that is required to log in to the Manager Application
>>>    </description>
>>>    <role-name>manager</role-name>
>>>  </security-role>
>>>
>>>But the dialog NEVER APPEARS.
>>>
>>>Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I can't get ANT to work without
>>>this.
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>I have the exact same problem. The only thing I changed in my
>>configuration was adding a user. I never get the dialog prompt.
>>
>>I'd really like a solution for this problem.
>>
>>    
>>
>
>  
>


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Re: No Authentication Dialog appears for Tomcat Manager

David Simmons
Hi,

I just experienced the same problem, found this thread via Google, and
figured I'd post my experience and solution.

Just like Mark's experience, I installed Tomcat and could not use the
manager app because the browser never presented me a dialog box for the
username and password.  Sure enough, an analysis of the HTTP response
headers reveals no "WWW-Authenticate" header, so the browser is not at
fault:

HTTP/1.1 401
Server: Apache-Coyote/1.1
Content-Type: text/html;charset=utf-8
Content-Length: 954
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2008 02:56:12 GMT

("Apache Tomcat/6.0.14 - Error report" body here...)

However, I noticed in my catalina.out numerous exceptions where Tomcat
was getting "permission denied" while attempting to write to files.
Sure enough, when I corrected the permissions so that the tomcat user
had write permissions to all relevant directories and files, everything
started working normally.

I can see how the strange behavior of the manager app could be really
frustrating and not very helpful, but it turned out to be a pretty
mundane problem.

David

Mark Riggins wrote:

> Unfortunately, I'm not sure, and I don't know how to recreate the problem.
>
> Sorry.
>
> Mark
>
>
> David Smith-2 wrote:
>> I'm just wondering if you got a 401 page, but a 200 status or something
>> like that.  Maybe one of your customizations did some filtering and/or
>> proxying and changed the response code.  Seems like the most reasonable
>> cause of your problem.
>>
>> --David
>>
>> Mark Riggins wrote:
>>
>>> It turns out that Netbeans likes to use the Tomcat Manager, so I had to
> get
>>> this working.  Since others claimed that it worked "out of the box" I just
>>> uninstalled everything [losing quite a bit of customization] and
>>> did a clean vanilla install.
>>>
>>> Now it works, but I have no idea what caused the problem.   This is NOT A
>>> BROWSER PROBLEM -- I tried two different browsers before, firefox and IE,
>>> neither worked before, and both work now.   I too had added
>>> another user, so perhaps it has something to do with that.
>>>
>>> At this point, I'm just glad its working.   Fortunately, at this point,
> I'm
>>> just dorking around, refreshing my tech skills, which have gotten a little
>>> dusty, so I can easily chuck the whole install and start fresh.
>>>
>>> Mark
>>>
>>>
>>> wlievens wrote:
>>>  
>>>
>>>> Mark Riggins wrote:
>>>>    
>>>>
>>>>> Instead of a basic-authentication dialog box, I get the following error
>>>>> message instead.
>>>>>
>>>>>        HTTP Status 401 -
>>>>>
>>>>>        type Status report
>>>>>
>>>>>        message
>>>>>
>>>>>       description This request requires HTTP authentication ().
>>>>>       Apache Tomcat/6.0.13
>>>>>
>>>>> My tomcat-users.xml file looks like this:
>>>>> <?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
>>>>>
>>>>> <tomcat-users>
>>>>>
>>>>>  <role rolename="tomcat"/>
>>>>>
>>>>>  <role rolename="manager"/>
>>>>>
>>>>>  <role rolename="admin"/>
>>>>>
>>>>>  <user username="tomcat" password="tomcat" roles="tomcat"/>
>>>>>
>>>>>  <user username="manager" password="manager" roles="manager"/>
>>>>>
>>>>>  <user username="admin" password="admin" roles="admin"/>
>>>>>
>>>>> </tomcat-users>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> >From web.xml I have:
>>>>>  <!-- Define the Login Configuration for this Application -->
>>>>>  <login-config>
>>>>>    <auth-method>BASIC</auth-method>
>>>>>    <realm-name>Tomcat Manager Application</realm-name>
>>>>>  </login-config>
>>>>>
>>>>>  <!-- Security roles referenced by this web application -->
>>>>>  <security-role>
>>>>>    <description>
>>>>>      The role that is required to log in to the Manager Application
>>>>>    </description>
>>>>>    <role-name>manager</role-name>
>>>>>  </security-role>
>>>>>
>>>>> But the dialog NEVER APPEARS.
>>>>>
>>>>> Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I can't get ANT to work without
>>>>> this.
>>>>>
>>>>>      
>>>>>
>>>> I have the exact same problem. The only thing I changed in my
>>>> configuration was adding a user. I never get the dialog prompt.
>>>>
>>>> I'd really like a solution for this problem.
>>>>
>>>>    
>>>>
>>>  
>>>
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Re: No Authentication Dialog appears for Tomcat Manager

Mark Riggins
Thanks!

Mark

David Simmons wrote
Hi,

I just experienced the same problem, found this thread via Google, and
figured I'd post my experience and solution.

Just like Mark's experience, I installed Tomcat and could not use the
manager app because the browser never presented me a dialog box for the
username and password.  Sure enough, an analysis of the HTTP response
headers reveals no "WWW-Authenticate" header, so the browser is not at
fault:

HTTP/1.1 401
Server: Apache-Coyote/1.1
Content-Type: text/html;charset=utf-8
Content-Length: 954
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2008 02:56:12 GMT

("Apache Tomcat/6.0.14 - Error report" body here...)

However, I noticed in my catalina.out numerous exceptions where Tomcat
was getting "permission denied" while attempting to write to files.
Sure enough, when I corrected the permissions so that the tomcat user
had write permissions to all relevant directories and files, everything
started working normally.

I can see how the strange behavior of the manager app could be really
frustrating and not very helpful, but it turned out to be a pretty
mundane problem.

David

Mark Riggins wrote:
> Unfortunately, I'm not sure, and I don't know how to recreate the problem.
>
> Sorry.
>
> Mark
>
>
> David Smith-2 wrote:
>> I'm just wondering if you got a 401 page, but a 200 status or something
>> like that.  Maybe one of your customizations did some filtering and/or
>> proxying and changed the response code.  Seems like the most reasonable
>> cause of your problem.
>>
>> --David
>>
>> Mark Riggins wrote:
>>
>>> It turns out that Netbeans likes to use the Tomcat Manager, so I had to
> get
>>> this working.  Since others claimed that it worked "out of the box" I just
>>> uninstalled everything [losing quite a bit of customization] and
>>> did a clean vanilla install.
>>>
>>> Now it works, but I have no idea what caused the problem.   This is NOT A
>>> BROWSER PROBLEM -- I tried two different browsers before, firefox and IE,
>>> neither worked before, and both work now.   I too had added
>>> another user, so perhaps it has something to do with that.
>>>
>>> At this point, I'm just glad its working.   Fortunately, at this point,
> I'm
>>> just dorking around, refreshing my tech skills, which have gotten a little
>>> dusty, so I can easily chuck the whole install and start fresh.
>>>
>>> Mark
>>>
>>>
>>> wlievens wrote:
>>>  
>>>
>>>> Mark Riggins wrote:
>>>>    
>>>>
>>>>> Instead of a basic-authentication dialog box, I get the following error
>>>>> message instead.
>>>>>
>>>>>        HTTP Status 401 -
>>>>>
>>>>>        type Status report
>>>>>
>>>>>        message
>>>>>
>>>>>       description This request requires HTTP authentication ().
>>>>>       Apache Tomcat/6.0.13
>>>>>
>>>>> My tomcat-users.xml file looks like this:
>>>>> <?xml version='1.0' encoding='utf-8'?>
>>>>>
>>>>> <tomcat-users>
>>>>>
>>>>>  <role rolename="tomcat"/>
>>>>>
>>>>>  <role rolename="manager"/>
>>>>>
>>>>>  <role rolename="admin"/>
>>>>>
>>>>>  <user username="tomcat" password="tomcat" roles="tomcat"/>
>>>>>
>>>>>  <user username="manager" password="manager" roles="manager"/>
>>>>>
>>>>>  <user username="admin" password="admin" roles="admin"/>
>>>>>
>>>>> </tomcat-users>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> >From web.xml I have:
>>>>>  
>>>>>  <login-config>
>>>>>    <auth-method>BASIC</auth-method>
>>>>>    <realm-name>Tomcat Manager Application</realm-name>
>>>>>  </login-config>
>>>>>
>>>>>  
>>>>>  <security-role>
>>>>>    <description>
>>>>>      The role that is required to log in to the Manager Application
>>>>>    </description>
>>>>>    <role-name>manager</role-name>
>>>>>  </security-role>
>>>>>
>>>>> But the dialog NEVER APPEARS.
>>>>>
>>>>> Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I can't get ANT to work without
>>>>> this.
>>>>>
>>>>>      
>>>>>
>>>> I have the exact same problem. The only thing I changed in my
>>>> configuration was adding a user. I never get the dialog prompt.
>>>>
>>>> I'd really like a solution for this problem.
>>>>
>>>>    
>>>>
>>>  
>>>
>>
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