How to deploy a war application in Tomcat

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Check your $tomcat/profiles/your_app_server/conf/server.xml file to determine how a WAR will be deployed. In this example server.xml file, WAR files placed in the webapps directory will automatically be deployed and unpacked.

<Host appBase="webapps"
      autoDeploy="true"
      deployOnStartup="true"
      deployXML="true"
      name="localhost"
      unpackWARs="true">

 

If the application server is configured to automatically deploy and unpack your WAR, copy your WAR file into the $tomcat/profiles/your_app_server/webapps directory.

~]# cp /home/john.doe/Documents/MyWebApp.war  /opt/tomcat/profiles/myJVM/webapps/

 

Wait a few minutes, and the WAR should automatically be unpacked and deployed. In this example, myApp.war has been unpacked into the myApp directory.

~]# ll /opt/tomcat/profiles/myJVM/webapps/
drwxr-x---. 4 root root   51 Jul 4  10:14 myApp
-rwxr--r--. 4 root root 2122 Jul 4  10:14 myApp.war
drwx------. 4 root root   51 Jul 4  10:14 ROOT

 


Accessing your application

In the prior examples, an application named MyWebApp was deployed. This application can be accessed by navigating to http://www.example.com:8080/MyWebApp.

 


GUI

  1. Sign into your Tomcat Manager App.
  2. Click Browse, select your .war file, and click Deploy.

 

  1. OK should be displayed, and your Application should be listed.

 

 

 



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