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The Apache Tomcat® software is an open source implementation of the Jakarta Servlet, Jakarta Server Pages, Jakarta Expression Language, Jakarta WebSocket, Jakarta Annotations and Jakarta Authentication specifications. These specifications are part of the Jakarta EE platform.

The Jakarta EE platform is the evolution of the Java EE platform. Tomcat 10 and later implement specifications developed as part of Jakarta EE. Tomcat 9 and earlier implement specifications developed as part of Java EE.

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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2022-11-21 Tomcat 8.5.84 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 8.5.84 of Apache Tomcat. This release implements specifications that are part of the Java EE 7 platform. The notable changes compared to 8.5.83 include:

  • Fix concurrency issue in evaluation of expression language containing lambda expressions.
  • Correct the date format used with the expires attribute of HTTP cookies. A single space rather than a single dash should be used to separate the day, month and year components to be compliant with RFC 6265.
  • Update to Commons Daemon 1.3.2.

Full details of these changes, and all the other changes, are available in the Tomcat 8 changelog.

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2022-11-14 Tomcat 9.0.69 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 9.0.69 of Apache Tomcat. This release implements specifications that are part of the Java EE 8 platform. The notable changes compared to 9.0.68 include:

  • Fix concurrency issue in evaluation of expression language containing lambda expressions.
  • Correct the date format used with the expires attribute of HTTP cookies. A single space rather than a single dash should be used to separate the day, month and year components to be compliant with RFC 6265.

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

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2022-11-14 Tomcat 10.1.2 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 10.1.2 of Apache Tomcat. This release implements specifications that are part of the Jakarta EE 10 platform.

Applications that run on Tomcat 9 and earlier will not run on Tomcat 10 without changes. Java EE based applications designed for Tomcat 9 and earlier may be placed in the $CATALINA_BASE/webapps-javaee directory and Tomcat will automatically convert them to Jakarta EE and copy them to the webapps directory. This conversion is performed using the Apache Tomcat migration tool for Jakarta EE tool which is also available as a separate download for off-line use.

The notable changes in this release are:

  • Fix concurrency issue in evaluation of expression language containing lambda expressions.
  • Update the packaged version of the Apache Tomcat Native Library to 2.0.2 to pick up the Windows binaries built with with OpenSSL 3.0.7.
  • Correct the date format used with the expires attribute of HTTP cookies. A single space rather than a single dash should be used to separate the day, month and year components to be compliant with RFC 6265.

Full details of these changes, and all the other changes, are available in the Tomcat 10.1 changelog.

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2022-11-08 Tomcat Migration Tool for Jakarta EE 1.0.5 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of 1.0.5 of the Apache Tomcat Migration Tool for Jakarta EE. This release contains a number of bug fixes and improvements compared to version 1.0.4.

The notable changes in this release are:

  • Narrow scope of javax.annotation conversion to Java EE. Pull request by Danny Thomas
  • Improve manifest handling and conversion performance. Pull request by Danny Thomas.

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

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2022-11-08 Tomcat Native 2.0.2 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 2.0.2 of Tomcat Native. The notable changes compared to 2.0.1 include:

  • The minimum supported version of LibreSSL has been increased to 3.5.2.
  • The windows binaries in this release have been built with OpenSSL 3.0.7

Download | ChangeLog for 2.0.1

2022-10-10 Tomcat 10.0.27 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 10.0.27 of Apache Tomcat. This release implements specifications that are part of the Jakarta EE 9 platform.

Applications that run on Tomcat 9 and earlier will not run on Tomcat 10 without changes. Java EE based applications designed for Tomcat 9 and earlier may be placed in the $CATALINA_BASE/webapps-javaee directory and Tomcat will automatically convert them to Jakarta EE and copy them to the webapps directory. This conversion is performed using the Apache Tomcat migration tool for Jakarta EE tool which is also available as a separate download for off-line use.

The notable changes in this release are:

  • Fix bug 66277, a refactoring regression that broke JSP includes amongst other functionality
  • Fix unexpected timeouts that may appear as client disconnections when using HTTP/2 and NIO2
  • Enforce the requirement of RFC 7230 onwards that a request with a malformed content-length header should always be rejected with a 400 response.

Full details of these changes, and all the other changes, are available in the Tomcat 10 changelog.

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2022-07-12 Tomcat Native 1.2.35 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 1.2.35 of Tomcat Native. The notable changes since 1.2.34 include:

  • Windows binaries built with OpenSSL 1.1.1q.
  • Document TLS renegotiation behaviour
  • Document the release process

Download | ChangeLog for 1.2.35

2020-03-06 Tomcat Connectors 1.2.48 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 1.2.48 of Apache Tomcat Connectors. This version fixes a number of bugs found in previous releases.

Download | ChangeLog for 1.2.48

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.

Download | Changes

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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