IntelliJ tomcat context

IntelliJ use its own tomcat base under user/yourname/intellij…

To get around this big mess and just use your Tomcat as if you ran it outside of IDEA you simply add a CATALINA_BASE environment variable to the configuration of Tomcat (within IDEA) pointing to your Tomcat directory:

 

Now when you start Tomcat within IDEA you should notice that your contexts are working correctly!

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