The Apache Tomcat Servlet/JSP Container

Apache Tomcat 7

Version 7.0.88, May 7 2018
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Documentation User Comments


The Tomcat documentation integrates the Apache Comments System. It allows users to add comments to most documentation pages. The comments section can be found at the end of each page.

Allowed Content

Please use the Apache Comments System responsibly. We can only provide this service to the community as long as it isn't misused.

The comments are not for general Q&A. Comments should be pointed towards suggestions on improving the documentation or server. Questions on how to use Apache Tomcat should be directed to our mailing lists.

Comments may be removed by moderators if they are either implemented or considered invalid/off-topic.

HTML is not allowed in comments, and will just display as raw source code if attempted. Links that do not point to an Apache site (* will need approval by a moderator before the comment is visible to regular visitors.


Any submitted comments must be contributed under the terms of the Apache License, Version 2.0.

Verified Users

Verified users gain the Apache feather next to their name, and may post comments with links in them without requiring approval by a moderator before the comments are shown. Being a verified user in itself does not give you moderating rights. If you are interested in becoming a verified user, please contact us on the users mailing list.

All ASF committers are automatically verified users.


Moderators are allowed to mark comments as "Resolved", "Invalid" or "Sticky", remove marks, approve comments e.g. if they contain a link, and delete comments. Moderators can also subscribe to new comments and comment updates and use the dashboard to gain some overview over all comments of a site.

To use the moderation features, you need to login to the comments system. Furthermore you will need to allow cookies to be set for (this is done using a secure https cookie). Once logged in as a moderator you will see additional moderation options attached to each comment.

If you are a long time follower of the Apache Tomcat projects and you are interested in becoming a moderator, please contact us on the users mailing list.

Privacy Policy

No data except what you personally submit is kept on record. A cookie is used to keep track of moderators and other people who wish to create an account to avoid having to enter their credentials whenever they wish to post a comment.

To prevent spam and unsolicited comments, we use a digest of visitors' IPs to keep track of comments posted by them.

Entering an email address when you post a comment is completely optional, and will not be shared with anyone. If you enter an email address, it will be used to notify you when someone posts a reply to one of your comments, provided you have registered an account and validated your email address.


Notice: This comments section collects your suggestions on improving documentation for Apache Tomcat.

If you have trouble and need help, read Find Help page and ask your question on the tomcat-users mailing list. Do not ask such questions here. This is not a Q&A section.

The Apache Comments System is explained here. Comments may be removed by our moderators if they are either implemented or considered invalid/off-topic.

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