[InterMine Dev] web app session error

Josh Heimbach josh at intermine.org
Tue Aug 25 16:31:53 BST 2015

Hi everyone,

Sofia and I had a chat outside of the dev mailing list to discuss 
property settings and such. Good news: the webapp now launches successfully.

For future reference here's what we did to fix it. The solution might be 
specific to Tomcat7 installed via the package manager on CentOS.

In conf/tomcat-users.xml we added two new roles (admin-gui and 
admin-script). Please note these have to have comma separated.

    <role rolename="manager-gui"/>
    <role rolename="manager-script"/>
    <role rolename="admin-gui"/>
    <role rolename="admin-script"
    <user username=“YOUR_USERNAME" password=“YOUR_PASSWORD" 
roles="manager-gui, manager-script, admin-gui, admin-script"/>

Then restart the Tomcat service.

I've been under the impression that the deployment process uses Tomcat's 
manager/html URL path rather than the manager/text/list path where 
Sofia's ant deployment was failing. Perhaps the roles we added cover the 

- Josh

On 25/08/15 16:12, Justin Clark-Casey wrote:
> Hi Sofia,
> Have you seen [1]?
> [1] 
> http://intermine.readthedocs.org/en/latest/system-requirements/software/tomcat/#session-errors
> On 25/08/15 16:10, Sofia Robb wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am working at making sure everything is in working order so I have
>> been goting through the malariamine tutorial.
>> I have my webapp up and running, but when I visit the home page i get a
>> session error.
>> I am pretty sure that this error message corresponds to the exact time
>> the error box pops up. I tried a few times and the message was written
>> to my messages file each time.
>> Aug 25 10:05:25 simrbase server: 60482836 [http-bio-8080-exec-8] ERROR
>> org.directwebremoting.dwrp.Batch  - A request has been denied as a
>> potential CSRF attack.
>> Any ideas?
>> Thanks,
>> Sofia
>> Inline image 1
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