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Configure Apache Tomcat for MobileFirst Server administration

You must configure the Java™ EE security roles for the MobileFirst Server administration on the Apache Tomcat web application server.


  1. If you installed the MobileFirst Server administration manually, declare the following roles in the conf/tomcat-users.xml file.

    <role rolename="mfpadmin"/> <role rolename="mfpmonitor"/> <role rolename="mfpdeployer"/> <role rolename="mfpoperator"/>

  2. Add roles to the selected users, for example:

    <user name="admin" password="admin" roles="mfpadmin"/>

  3. We can define the set of users as described in the Apache Tomcat documentation, Realm Configuration HOW-TO.

Parent topic: Configuring user authentication for MobileFirst Server administration