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Remove the embedded Tomcat version from the error message

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Updated June 8, 2017


This article describes how to remove the version string from Tomcat HTTP error messages by repackaging the catalina.jar file with an updated file.


  • WHD 12.4.x
  • WHD 12.5.x
  • Linux OS


  1. Go to <WHD_INSTAL_DIR>/bin/tomcat/lib.
  2. Run the following command to unpack the catalina.jar file:
    jar xf catalina.jar org/apache/catalina/util/
  3. Update the file by changing the line to Tomcat.
  4. Run the following command to repackage the catalina.jar file:
    jar uf catalina.jar org/apache/catalina/util/
  5. Remove <WHD_INSTAL_DIR>/bin/tomcat/lib/org. This file was created when the file was extracted.
  6. Restart WHD.




Last modified
17:41, 7 Jun 2017