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Apache Tomcat is required for the PDF export, VisualDiff (BlueSpice pro only) and the LaTeX renderer (BlueSpice pro only). The following steps are optional and only required if you want to use one or more of these services in your BlueSpice installation.


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Operation of Apache Tomcat requires OpenJDK. If you have not installed it, follow the link above.

Download

Open the official download page (1) in your browser and go to the version 9 (2) download page.

Tomcat Download 01

Download the "32-bit/64-bit Windows Service Installer"

Tomcat Download 02



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Please note that the download on your Windows server with Internet Explorer only works if you have configured the Internet Explorer Advanced Security Settings in the Server Manager. Please refer to the technical documentation from Microsoft.



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This guide uses version 9.0.16 of Apache Tomcat and is just an example of the latest version that you can download at the time of installation.

Installing Apache Tomcat

Open the downloaded file "apache-tomcat-9.0.16.exe".

Start the installation by clicking "Next >":

Tomcat Installation 01

Confirm the license agreement by clicking "I Agree":

Tomcat Installation 02

Click "Next >":

Tomcat Installation 03

Click "Next >" again:

Tomcat Installation 04

Select (1) the home directory of your OpenJDK Installation (2) and click "Next>" (3):

Tomcat Installation 05

Start the Tomcat Installation:

Tomcat Installation 06

At the end of the installation, leave both preselected checkboxes (1) and finish the setup (2)

Tomcat Installation 07

Configuring Apache Tomcat

Change to the installation directory of Tomcat. By default, you can find it at C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 9.0\conf.

Open the context.xml file in a text editor and replace the one-time line

<Context>

with

<Context mapperContextRootRedirectEnabled="true">
Tomcat Configuration 01

Save and close the file.

In the same directory, open the file server.xml in a text editor and make sure that the complete block

<Connector port="8080" protocol="HTTP/1.1"
	... />

looks like this:

<Connector port="8080" protocol="HTTP/1.1"
	connectionTimeout="20000"
	URIEncoding="UTF-8"
	redirectPort="8443"
	address="127.0.0.1" />
Tomcat Configuration 02

Save and close the file.

Find the entry "Configure Tomcat" in the start menu and open it:

Tomcat Configuration 03

Set "Startup type" to "Automatic" (1) and start Tomcat (2). Then exit the configuration console (3):

Tomcat Configuration 04

Reviewing the installation

To check if Tomcat is working correctly, open the address http://localhost:8080/ in a browser on the server.
You should now see the homepage of the Tomcat server:


Tomcat Check 01

Installing the web apps

After successful installation of BlueSpice, please follow the next steps to install the web services and activate the respective BlueSpice extension:

Next step

If you have completed all steps successfully, you can delete the previously downloaded "apache-tomcat-9.0.16.exe" file from your hard drive and continue to the next step " Elasticsearch".

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