Integration of an already running Apache Tomcat Server [ XAMPP distro ] with NetBeans

Setup Tomcat within XAMPP

Modify tomcat-users.xml
- [ D:\xampp\tomcat\conf\tomcat-users.xml ]

  <role rolename="manager-gui"/>
  <user username="root" password="tomcat" roles="manager-gui"/>

<!-- This is the user account for Host Manager link -->
  <role rolename="admin-gui"/>
  <user username="admin" password="tomcat" roles="admin-gui"/>
  • The username/password for starting the Tomcat JEE server is root/tomcat

Verify the Tomcat status

  • Connect to your Apache Server [ http://localhost:8080/ ] and press : Server Status


  • -> The reported  Apache Tomcat version is 7.0.42

Add XAMPP Tomcat Server to our Netbeans IDE

  • Goto Services -> Servers -> Right Click Add Server -> Select Apache Tomcat 
  • Change the Name attribute to the current Tomcat version and press Next


  • Fill out the Tomcat Location Details including username password


  • Now the new Server Entry should be available in the Server panel
  • With Right Click on the Apache Tomcat Entry you should be able to start and stop the Tomcat AppServer


Start a Maven Web Application Project and test  the TOMCAT Integration

  • NetBeans -> Start Project -> Maven -> Web Application  -> Project Name : testFunctionsMVN


  • Select the Tomcat Server and the JEE Version and Press Finish


  • You may change index.jsp a little bit


  • Finally press F6 to run the application




2 thoughts on “Integration of an already running Apache Tomcat Server [ XAMPP distro ] with NetBeans”

  1. Did you edit the context.xml, or add a java source file other than the .jsp?
    it looks to me that the web browser address would be not correct:
    unless the META-INF\context.xml were changed from:


    Please confirm that that is what you did, and update the project posting.

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