Removing the 'crowd' Context from the Application URL

For many different reasons, when using the Crowd distribution, you may want to access the Crowd console using http://localhost:8095 instead of http://localhost:8095/crowd.

To remove the /crowd part from the URL:

  1. In <Crowd-Install>/ set the crowd.url variable to the following:

    # Crowd context root
  2. Run <Crowd-Install>/ (UNIX) or <Crowd-Install>\build.bat (Windows).

  3. Change your <Crowd-Install>/apache-tomcat/conf/server.xml file to include the following element in the Host section configuration:

    <Context path="" docBase="../../crowd-webapp" debug="0">
        <Manager pathname="" />

    Sample Host configuration:

           <Engine defaultHost="localhost" name="Catalina">
                <Host appBase="webapps" autoDeploy="true" name="localhost" unpackWARs="true">
                      <Context path="" docBase="../../crowd-webapp" debug="0">
                            <Manager pathname="" />
                      <Valve className="org.apache.catalina.valves.ErrorReportValve"
                          showServerInfo="false" />
  4. Perform a backup of the crowd.xml file in <Crowd-Install>/apache-tomcat/conf/Catalina/localhost to another directory. 
  5. From <Crowd-Install>/apache-tomcat/conf/Catalina/localhost, remove the crowd.xml file to prevent Tomcat from loading the /crowd context. 
  6. After the restart, in the Server Settings screen, change the base URL.
Last modified on Jun 22, 2020

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