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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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2016-04-26 Tomcat Native 1.2.6 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 1.2.6 of Tomcat Native. The notable changes since 1.2.5 include:

  • Continued work to track changes in OpenSSL 1.1.0 development.
  • Add support for using Java keystores for certificate chains.
  • Windows binaries built with APR 1.5.2 and OpenSSL 1.0.2g.

Note that, unless a regression is discovered in 1.2.x, users should now be using 1.2.x in preference to 1.1.x.

Download | ChangeLog for 1.2.5

2016-04-15 Tomcat 7.0.69 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 7.0.69 of Apache Tomcat. This release contains a number of bug fixes and improvements compared to version 7.0.68. The notable changes since 7.0.68 include:

  • Correct a false positive warning for ThreadLocal related memory leaks when the key class but not the value class has been loaded by the web application class loader.

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

Download | ChangeLog for 7.0.69

2016-03-24 Tomcat 8.5.0 beta Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 8.5.0 of Apache Tomcat. Apache Tomcat 8.5.0 is intended to replace 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 8.0.x include:

  • Added support for HTTP/2, and TLS virtual hosting
  • Added support for JASPIC 1.1
  • The BIO connectors, support for Windows Itanium and support for Comet have been removed

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

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2016-03-24 Tomcat 8.0.33 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 8.0.33 of Apache Tomcat. Apache Tomcat 8.0.33 includes fixes for issues identified in 8.0.32 as well as other enhancements and changes. The notable changes since 8.0.32 include:

  • Correct a false positive warning for ThreadLocal related memory leaks when the key class but not the value class has been loaded by the web application class loader.
  • Improve the performance of javax.servlet.jsp.el.ScopedAttributeELResolver when resolving attributes that do not exist.
  • Update the packaged version of the Tomcat Native Library to 1.2.5 to pick up the Windows binaries that are based on OpenSSL 1.0.2g and APR 1.5.1.

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

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2016-03-16 Tomcat 9.0.0.M4 (alpha) Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 9.0.0.M4 (alpha) of Apache Tomcat. The is a milestone release of the 9.0.x branch and has been made to provide users with early access to the new features in Apache Tomcat 9.0.x so that they may provide feedback. The notable changes compared to 9.0.0.M3 include:

  • Added JASPIC support
  • Switch to the ParallelWebappClassLoader by default
  • Reduce runtime memory footprint

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

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2016-02-11 Tomcat 6.0.45 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 6.0.45 of Apache Tomcat. This release includes a number of security and bug fixes over Apache Tomcat 6.0.44. The notable changes include:

  • Update to Tomcat Native Library version 1.1.34.

Note: End of life date for Apache Tomcat 6.0.x is announced. Read more...

Download | ChangeLog for 6.0.45

2015-12-15 Tomcat Native 1.1.34 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 1.1.34 of Tomcat Native. The notable changes since 1.1.33 include:

  • Unconditionally disable export Ciphers
  • Improve ephemeral key handling for DH and ECDH
  • Various fixes to build with newer OPenSSL versions

Note that, unless a regression is discovered in 1.2.x, users should now be using 1.2.x in preference to 1.1.x.

Download | ChangeLog for 1.1.34

2015-08-11 Tomcat Connectors 1.2.41 Released

The Apache Tomcat Project is proud to announce the release of version 1.2.41 of Apache Tomcat Connectors. This version fixes one security issue (CVE-2014-8111) and a number of bugs found in previous releases.

Download | ChangeLog for 1.2.41

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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