1. I set the permission to both the password and access file to full access for every user. I know this is highly insecure, but at the moment I just want the tomcat to start at all. But this may already been the problem here.
2. I am not sure if I have to mask the backslashes in the path, but I tried this as well which didn't work.
Does anyone have another idea what might be wrong?
The password file and access file MUST be readable by the owner of the JVM process ONLY.
You will probably have to use 'cacls' or something similar to revoke authorisation for the other users...
See at the end of this page for instructions:
Edited by: dfuchs on Sep 13, 2010 4:34 PM
Oh, and by the way it's a bad idea to use passwords without SSL...