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Old June 4th, 2003, 05:16 AM
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Default Creating a directory UNDER webapps

Hi all,

I have just installed Tomcat 4.1.24 on my RedHat 8.0 linux machine and when I point to
http://Harpo:8080 I get the default Tomcat page. Success here But I have a problem.

I wish to set up accounts on my Tomcat server for different users under <Tomcat_home>/webapps.
Under webapps I want to create a directory called "students" and then under students
my users, say john, paul, george and ringo. To the structure is


I do this to keep the applications in one area rather than scattered under <Tomcat_home>/webapps

The Context directive in server.xml for johnl is.
<Context path="/johnl" docBase="students/johnl" debug="0"
      reloadable="true" crossContext="true"/>

I restart Tomcat, but when I point to http://Harpo:8080/johnl
i get the typical HTTP Status 404 - /johnl.

However if I put johnl directly under <Tomcat_home>/webapps
ie <Tomcate_home>/webapps/johnl (just like the default /examples)
it works fine!!!??? Why is this so?

Is it not possible to create directories to organise your users with Tomcat?

Any help appreciates

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