Multiple contexts with the same path error running web service in Eclipse using Tomcat


This is the error that I got when I created my first Axis2 web service using Eclipse. After I wrote the class, I created the web service with Apache Axis2. When I click the start server button in eclipse it gives an error message:

Could not publish server configuration for Tomcat v6.0 Server at localhost.
Multiple contexts have a path of "/FirstApache".

FirstApache is the dynamic web project that I created before. I selected the correct web project from the configuration part in the web service wizard.

How can I fix this?

This question is tagged with eclipse web-services tomcat axis

~ Asked on 2011-08-30 06:50:23

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Search for the server.xml file and check your <Context> tags, probably there are multiple definitions for the same path. Remove the duplicates and it should work for you.

Check out the answer here.

Auto-format the xml file (control + shift + f) since the second <Context> tag may be on the same line, but outside the viewport and really far away from the visible one.

~ Answered on 2012-07-23 12:20:43


In STS/Eclipse go to "project explorer" or "package explorer" and there is a folder called "server." Open it and you will find server.xml file. Inside this file at the bottom you find a definition like

<Context docBase="myproject" path="/myproject" reloadable="true"

You might find duplicates of the same definition that you would need to remove.

~ Answered on 2014-03-05 07:10:19

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