Installing Tomcat application server

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Oct 31, 2013 (3 years and 7 months ago)


ECM 3.4.5
Installing Tomcat application
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Installing Tomcat application server
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Installing Tomcat application server
This section describes how to install an instance of Tomcat manually and modify it to use the
correct directory structure and files for Alfresco.
These steps describe the installation directory for Tomcat as <TOMCAT-HOME>.
These instructions recommend that you name the required directories as shared/classes and
shared/lib because these are the path names used within full Alfresco installations. You can
substitute alternative names for these directories.
1.Download Tomcat from See the Alfresco Supported Platforms
page for the correct version to download.
2.Install Tomcat following the instructions included in the release.
3.Create the directories required for an Alfresco installation:
a.Create the shared/classes directory.
b.Create the shared/lib directory.
4.Open the <TOMCAT-HOME>/conf/ file.
5.Change the value of the shared.loader= property to the following:
If you have used alternative names for the directories, you must specify these names
in the shared.loader property.
6.Copy the JDBC drivers for the database you are using to:
7.Edit the <TOMCAT_HOME>/conf/server.xml file.
8.Set attributes of HTTP connectors.
By default, Tomcat uses ISO-8859-1 character encoding when decoding URLs that
are received from a browser. This may cause problems when creating, uploading, and
renaming files with international characters.
By default, Tomcat uses an 8K header buffer size, which may not be large enough for
Kerberos and NTLM authentication protocols.
Locate the Connector section, and then add the URIEncoding="UTF-8" and
maxHttpHeaderSize="32768" properties.
<Connector port="80" protocol="HTTP/1.1" URIEncoding="UTF-8"
connectionTimeout="20000" redirectPort="8443" maxHttpHeaderSize="32768"/
9.Save the server.xml file.
10.There is an issue with Alfresco Share document downloads on Tomcat with https(SSL) for
Internet Explorer versions 7 and 8. On IE7 and IE8, you will see an error message if you
try to download a document from Alfresco Share in Tomcat with https (SSL) enabled. To
resolve this issue:
a.Edit the <TOMCAT-HOME>/conf/context.xml file.
b.Add the following line to the context element:
<Valve className="org.apache.catalina.authenticator.SSLAuthenticator"
securePagesWithPragma="false" />
c.Save the <TOMCAT-HOME>/conf/context.xml file.