FreeKB - Eclipse Resolve "Could not load the server configuration"
Eclipse - Resolve "Could not load the server configuration"

This error appears when attempting to start a server in Eclipse.


There may be some issue with the permissions of the files needed to start the server. For example, a Tomcat server will create the following files. 

  • /home/john.doe/eclipse-workspace/Servers/Tomcat v8.0 Server/catalina.policy
  • /home/john.doe/eclipse-workspace/Servers/Tomcat v8.0 Server/
  • /home/john.doe/eclipse-workspace/Servers/Tomcat v8.0 Server/context.xml
  • /home/john.doe/eclipse-workspace/Servers/Tomcat v8.0 Server/server.xml
  • /home/john.doe/eclipse-workspace/Servers/Tomcat v8.0 Server/tomcat-users.xml
  • /home/john.doe/eclipse-workspace/Servers/Tomcat v8.0 Server/web.xml

Ensure the appropriate files exists, with the proper permissions.

[john.doe@server1 ~]# ls -l /home/john.doe/eclipse-workspace/Servers/Tomcat v8.0 Server
-rw-rw-r--. 1 john.doe john.doe 12768 July 2 13:25 catalina.policy
-rw-rw-r--. 1 john.doe john.doe  7299 July 2 13:25
-rw-rw-r--. 1 john.doe john.doe  1574 July 2 13:25 context.xml
-rw-rw-r--. 1 john.doe john.doe  6302 July 2 13:25 server.xml
-rw-rw-r--. 1 john.doe john.doe  2120 July 2 13:25 tomcat-users.xml
-rw-rw-r--. 1 john.doe john.doe 16848 July 2 13:25 web.xml


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