Tomcat 8 Maven Plugin for Java 8

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Is the tomcat7-maven-plugin working with a tomcat 8 server and java 8? I can't find any tomcat8-maven-plugin.

Best Answer

Yes you can,

In your pom.xml, add the tomcat plugin. (You can use this for both Tomcat 7 and 8):

pom.xml

<!-- Tomcat plugin -->  
<plugin>  
 <groupId>org.apache.tomcat.maven</groupId>  
 <artifactId>tomcat7-maven-plugin</artifactId>  
 <version>2.2</version>  
 <configuration>  
  <url>http:// localhost:8080/manager/text</url>  
  <server>TomcatServer</server>    *(From maven > settings.xml)*
  <username>*yourtomcatusername*</username>  
  <password>*yourtomcatpassword*</password>   
 </configuration>   
</plugin>   

tomcat-users.xml

<tomcat-users>
    <role rolename="manager-gui"/>  
        <role rolename="manager-script"/>   
        <user username="admin" password="password" roles="manager-gui,manager-script" />  
</tomcat-users>

settings.xml (maven > conf)

<servers>  
    <server>
       <id>TomcatServer</id>
       <username>admin</username>
       <password>password</password>
    </server>
</servers>  

*** deploy/re-deploy**

mvn tomcat7:deploy OR mvn tomcat7:redeploy

Tried this on (Both Ubuntu and Windows 8/10):

  • Jdk 7 & Tomcat 7
  • Jdk 7 & Tomcat 8
  • Jdk 8 & Tomcat 7
  • Jdk 8 & Tomcat 8
  • Jdk 8 & Tomcat 9

Tested on Both Jdk 7/8 & Tomcat 7/8. (Works with Tomcat 8.5 and 9)

Note:
Tomcat manager should be running or properly setup, before you can use it with maven.

Good Luck!