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The Apache Tomcat® software is an open source implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies. The Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket specifications are developed under the Java Community Process.

The Apache Tomcat software is developed in an open and participatory environment and released under the Apache License version 2. The Apache Tomcat project is intended to be a collaboration of the best-of-breed developers from around the world. We invite you to participate in this open development project. To learn more about getting involved, click here.

Apache Tomcat software powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations. Some of these users and their stories are listed on the PoweredBy wiki page.

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2019-07-09 Tomcat 9.0.22 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 9.0.22 of Apache Tomcat. The notable changes compared to 9.0.21 include:

  • Add user buildable optional modules for easier CDI 2 and JAX-RS support. Also include a new documentation page describing how to use it.
  • Update to Tomcat Native 1.2.23 including Windows binaries built with OpenSSL 1.1.1c.
  • Update to Eclipse Complier for Java 4.12.

Full details of these changes, and all the other changes, are available in the Tomcat 9 changelog.

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2019-07-09 Tomcat 8.5.43 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 8.5.43 of Apache Tomcat. Apache Tomcat 8.5.x replaces 8.0.x and includes new features pulled forward from Tomcat 9.0.x. The minimum Java version and implemented specification versions remain unchanged. The notable changes compared to 8.5.42 include:

  • Add the ability for a UserDatabase to monitor the backing XML file for changes and reload the source file if a change in the last modified time is detected. This is enabled by default meaning that changes to $CATALINA_BASE/conf/tomcat-users.xml will now take effect a short time after the file is saved.
  • Update to Tomcat Native 1.2.23 including Windows binaries built with OpenSSL 1.1.1c.

Full details of these changes, and all the other changes, are available in the Tomcat 8.5 changelog.

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2019-07-02 Tomcat Native 1.2.23 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 1.2.23 of Tomcat Native. The notable changes since 1.2.21 include:

  • Add support for TLS key logging when using OpenSSL 1.1.1 or later.
  • Fix crashes when a CRL file or path is configured.
  • Update Windows binaries to APR 1.7.0 and OpenSSL 1.1.1c.

Download | ChangeLog for 1.2.23

2019-04-12 Tomcat 7.0.94 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 7.0.94 of Apache Tomcat. This release contains a number of bug fixes and improvements compared to version 7.0.93.

  • Fix for CVE-2019-0232, an RCE vulnerability on Windows
  • Add support for Java 11 to the JSP compiler. Java 12 and 13 are also now supported if used with a ECJ version with support for those Java versions
  • Update Tomcat's packaged-renamed copy of Apache Commons DBCP to the latest DBCP 1.4.x and Pool 1.6.x source (as of 2019-03-15) to pick up various bug fixes

Full details of these changes, and all the other changes, are available in the Tomcat 7 changelog.

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2018-10-13 Tomcat Connectors 1.2.46 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 1.2.46 of Apache Tomcat Connectors. This version fixes a number of bugs found in previous releases.

Download | ChangeLog for 1.2.46

2015-03-17 Apache Standard Taglib 1.2.5 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 1.2.5 of the Standard Taglib. This tag library provides Apache's implementation of the JSTL 1.2 specification.

Version 1.2.5 is a minor bug fix release reverting a change made in 1.2.1 where <c:import> modified the HTTP method during POST operations, and fixing an issues that resulted in an AccessControlException during startup unless permission was granted to read the accessExternalEntity property.

Please see the Taglibs section for more details.

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2013-11-11 Tomcat Maven Plugin 2.2 Released

The Apache Tomcat team is pleased to announce the release of Tomcat Maven Plugin 2.2. Changelog available here.

The Apache Tomcat Maven Plugin provides goals to manipulate WAR projects within the Apache Tomcat servlet container.

The binaries are available from Maven repositories. You should specify the version in your project's plugin configuration:

<plugin>
  <groupId>org.apache.tomcat.maven</groupId>
  <artifactId>tomcat7-maven-plugin</artifactId>
  <version>2.2</version>
</plugin>

or

<plugin>
  <groupId>org.apache.tomcat.maven</groupId>
  <artifactId>tomcat6-maven-plugin</artifactId>
  <version>2.2</version>
</plugin>

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