To install Tomcat in any of the cloud platforms, the best way is to use the available images in the marketplace that run Apache Tomcat on Windows server with the recommended configuration and the Java JDK. Production ready. Click on the links below to deploy to your preferred cloud platform.
RDP into new server
Once you have deployed Tomcat on Windows server, the first step is to RDP into the new instance once it has fully booted up. The following links explain how to connect the VM once it has finished being deployed:
- How to RDP to AWS Windows Instance
- How to RDP to Google GCP Windows Instance
- How to RDP to Azure Windows Virtual Machine
Once logged in, you’re now ready to start setting up your new server as per the following sections.
Using Tomcat on Windows
The Tomcat installation is in the following directory:
The Tomcat management web URL is
You will need to update the login user by updating the following file:
Before making any changes stop the Apache Tomcat service, from services in Administration tools
Towards the bottom of this file remove the quotation comments as highlighted in the following screenshot
Next update the roles and username with the following as per the following screenshot below:
In the example above i’ve used the username ‘admin’ and password ‘admin’ but you can create any username you like.
Make sure to leave </tomcat-users> as the last section as in the screenshot above.
After the changes have been made you can now start the Apache Tomcat service again.
Documentation on using Apache Tomcat on Windows can be found on their website :
Any issues with installing this solution into any of the cloud platforms, please leave a message below or contact us directly
For any Tomcat support, take a look at the support section on their website:
Tomcat Firewall Ports
Tomcat listens on port 8080 for HTTP, port 8443 for https and port 8009 for AJP
If you are using any firewalls, network security groups on any of the cloud platforms you will need to open these ports.
To setup AWS firewall rules refer to – AWS Security Groups
To setup Azure firewall rules refer to – Azure Network Security Groups
To setup Google GCP firewall rules refer to – Creating GCP Firewalls