Eclipse Tomcat Plugin

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The Eclipse Tomcat Plugin provides simple integration of a tomcat servlet container for the development of java web applications. This project is the successor of the original Sysdeo Tomcat Plugin. Bug reports should go to our project on GitHub: Feel free to join our IRC channel #tomcatplugin on Freenode. Please be patient when asking there, the devs might not be watching everyday. If in doubt, post a ticket.

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Eclipse Versions: 
Photon (4.8), Oxygen (4.7), Neon (4.6), Mars (4.5), Luna (4.4), Kepler (4.3), Juno (4.2, 3.8), Previous to Juno (<=4.1), 2018-09 (4.9)
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Windows, Mac, Linux/GTK
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Date Created: 
Fri, 2014-10-10 03:13
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Apache 2.0
Date Updated: 
Thu, 2018-08-23 15:14
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Tuesday, December 11, 2018 - 22:17
pstanton's picture

Has anyone actually got this to work using eclipse 4.7.1a? I've figured out that it is incompatible with Java9, but with Java8 I still can't get the project/context set up correctly and the devloader doesn't seem to work either.

pstanton's picture

I've now got launching of tomcat and debugging to work, however cannot use the GUI to edit project settings. I have to manually edit the context.xml and .tomcatplugin metadata files which requires some previous knowlege.

jfournieri2j's picture


Can't install this plugin, Eclipse says : "Handshake Fatal Error".

Best regards.

snbalajibe's picture


I too faced similar issue when dragging and dropping the plugin into eclipse.

The alternative worked for me was:

1. Go to the source forge site (click on "?')

2. Download the version of the tomcat plugin

3. Unzip the file, there should be folders features and plugins

4. Put the files of the folders into their respective folders in the eclipse root directory

5. Restart eclispe.




aterekhin1jc's picture

Hello Jérémy Fournier!

I had the same problem on Linux Mint 17 (based on Ubuntu 14.04) and java oracle version "1.8.0_144".

My Solution.

1) Download and unzip "Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files 8" (first link google in my case)

2) replace both files in the directory $JAVA_HOME/jre/lib/security

3) restart eclipse.

Good luck!

elegant0719's picture

Hi Markus,

Is it possible to launch the tomcat plugin using java code?

If yes, is there any documents that I can refer?


mkeunecke's picture

There is no documentation on using the plugin in Java code, sorry.

mbisping's picture


I tried to install the plugin on Eclipse Neon (4.6.2). In eclipse.ini I specified vm Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_31-b13) (/home/superx/tools/jdk1.8.0_31/jre/bin/java).
When trying to install the plugin I get the error.
Unable to read repository at http PKIX path building failed: unable to find valid certification path to requested target
On the console I saw the following log
org.eclipse.m2e.logback.configuration: Initializing logback
openjdk version "1.8.0_111"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 3.2.0) (suse-3.1-x86_64)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.111-b14, mixed mode)
OpenJdk is needed by my Suse Leap 42.2 installation for LibreOffice, so I can't easily deinstall it.
What can I do?
Thanks for your help


mkeunecke's picture

Hi Meikel,

unfortunately this seems to be an issue with the mirror network provided by Sourceforge. Currently it does not seem to be fixed in the near future. Therefore I can only suggest you to try and try again until it has worked. I have seen people getting a successful installation after 20 or more tries. Sorry for inconvenience.


jmontesqmb's picture

I solved it by downloading the war, extractint it and installing form this local repository.


snbalajibe's picture

When a new project is created after the plugin is installed, the below error is popped up:

The selected wizard could not be started.
Plug-in "net.sf.eclipse.tomcat" was unable to instantiate class "net.sf.eclipse.tomcat.TomcatProjectCreationWizard".

rkalariya's picture

I am getting below error while creating new Tomcat Project

The selected wizard could not be started.
Plug-in "net.sf.eclipse.tomcat" was unable to instantiate class "net.sf.eclipse.tomcat.TomcatProjectCreationWizard".

mkeunecke's picture


Please post a bug report on Sourceforge and include information from the .log file located in workspace/.metadata:

danieletosi's picture

Same here. It can't create new project in Neon.

The selected wizard could not be started.
Plug-in "net.sf.eclipse.tomcat" was unable to instantiate class "net.sf.eclipse.tomcat.TomcatProjectCreationWizard".

snbalajibe's picture

Same error is encountered when using Eclipse Neon with Tomcat Plugin while creating a New Tomcat Project

mkeunecke's picture

The reported bug is fixed in version 9.1.0

snbalajibe's picture

Receiving the same error when creating a new Tomcat Project

mfuchs61l's picture

whenever i try to add the plugin to eclipse (or try to access the page via browser), i get
"HTTP Server 'Bad Gateway' : http
HttpComponents connection error response code 502."

In my Browser, i get "(104) Connection reset by peer" :(

mmisingnameyjc's picture

The Update Site was down for about a day. The issue has been fixed and the servers are up again.

amisingname0bt's picture

!ENTRY org.eclipse.equinox.p2.transport.ecf 2 0 2016-07-12 13:41:12.886
!MESSAGE Connection to http failed on Connection reset. Retry attempt 0 started
!STACK 0 Connection reset
at Source)
at Source)
at org.apache.http.impl.conn.DefaultHttpResponseParser.parseHead(
at org.apache.http.impl.conn.DefaultHttpResponseParser.parseHead(
at org.apache.http.impl.AbstractHttpClientConnection.receiveResponseHeader(
at org.apache.http.impl.conn.DefaultClientConnection.receiveResponseHeader(
at org.apache.http.impl.conn.AbstractClientConnAdapter.receiveResponseHeader(
at org.apache.http.protocol.HttpRequestExecutor.doReceiveResponse(
at org.apache.http.protocol.HttpRequestExecutor.execute(
at org.apache.http.impl.client.DefaultRequestDirector.tryExecute(
at org.apache.http.impl.client.DefaultRequestDirector.execute(
at org.apache.http.impl.client.AbstractHttpClient.doExecute(
at org.apache.http.impl.client.CloseableHttpClient.execute(
at org.eclipse.ecf.provider.filetransfer.httpclient4.HttpClientRetrieveFileTransfer.performConnect(
at org.eclipse.ecf.provider.filetransfer.httpclient4.HttpClientRetrieveFileTransfer.access$0(
at org.eclipse.ecf.provider.filetransfer.httpclient4.HttpClientRetrieveFileTransfer$1.performFileTransfer(

bwoodxf4's picture

Error - had to modify the URL since they are disallowed in this forum
No repository found at http - colon slash slash

mkeunecke's picture


I just tried to reproduce the issue with fresh Eclipse Neon installation, which worked like a charm. I guess it was something like a temp hickup in the sourceforge system.


mkumarwo6's picture

Just out of curiosity, I was wondering if I can run this plugin(startup & shutdown tomcat) from the terminal?

mkeunecke's picture

No, noone has implemented a CLI to the tomcat plugin so far. I am not sure if there's a real need for it. If you like to investigate further on this you could post a ticket on sourceforge so we can discuss further there. You could also join us in our IRC channel on freenode:

mmisingnameyjc's picture

Thank you for maintaining this easy to use Tomcat plugin. And especially thank you for adding to support for Tomcat 8.

narendrarnb's picture

I have installed tomcat plugin in eclipse helios to create tomcat project.After creating project i am not able to see Advanced tab in tomcat.(project->properties).

can u help me...thanks in advance:)

mkeunecke's picture


please post a bug report at sourceforge via

Please include as much information as possible. This can include log files, contents of error view in eclipse.

Thank you. :)