how to change the port to 80 correctly?

I change the port following this link, but both the two link and can't be visited.

I changed the server.xml like following

<Server port="80" shutdown="SHUTDOWN">

    <!-- Security listener. Documentation at /docs/config/listeners.html

    <Listener className="" />


    <!--APR library loader. Documentation at /docs/apr.html -->

    <Listener className="org.apache.catalina.core.AprLifecycleListener" SSLEngine="on" />

    <!-- Prevent memory leaks due to use of particular java/javax APIs-->

    <Listener className="org.apache.catalina.core.JreMemoryLeakPreventionListener" />

    <Listener className="org.apache.catalina.mbeans.GlobalResourcesLifecycleListener" />

    <!--Listener className="org.apache.catalina.core.ThreadLocalLeakPreventionListener" /-->

    <!-- Global JNDI resources

         Documentation at /docs/jndi-resources-howto.html



        <!-- Editable user database that can also be used by

             UserDatabaseRealm to authenticate users


        <Resource name="UserDatabase" auth="Container"


                  description="User database that can be updated and saved"


                  pathname="conf/tomcat-users.xml" />


    <!-- A "Service" is a collection of one or more "Connectors" that share

         a single "Container" Note:  A "Service" is not itself a "Container",

         so you may not define subcomponents such as "Valves" at this level.

         Documentation at /docs/config/service.html


    <Service name="Catalina">

        <!--The connectors can use a shared executor, you can define one or more named thread pools-->


        <Executor name="tomcatThreadPool" namePrefix="catalina-exec-"

            maxThreads="150" minSpareThreads="4"/>


        <!-- A "Connector" represents an endpoint by which requests are received

             and responses are returned. Documentation at :

             Java HTTP Connector: /docs/config/http.html (blocking & non-blocking)

             Java AJP  Connector: /docs/config/ajp.html

             APR (HTTP/AJP) Connector: /docs/apr.html

             Define a non-SSL HTTP/1.1 Connector on port 7990

             If you change this port, you have to update scripts.cfg as well

             to have the same port configuration.


        <Connector port="80" protocol="HTTP/1.1"





                   compressableMimeType="text/html,text/xml,text/plain,text/css,application/json,application/javascript,application/x-javascript" />

2 answers

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Steve King Atlassian Team May 06, 2015

Two things might be at play here, and I'd highly suggest checking the logs for specific errors, but:

Firstly on the first line, your config appears slightly off.

<Server port="80" ...>

Should instead, be left as is, being:

<Server port="8006" ...>

The documentation says "Free port", but unless 8006 is being used by another service, it can stay as is. It isn't used by the end-users.

Secondly, for the Connector port, which is in the <Connector...> part of the config file, this is where the user-facing port is defined. Port 80 on most machines are protected from being used by non-root users, so if you're running as a non-root user you might want to look at doing a port forward instead. I'd try switching Server port back and seeing if the service runs.

See the section "Using a reverse proxy for Stash" on for more information on how to do that, without running Stash as root.

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Hi Bin, 

Try to change the Connector port to 7990, restart Stash and then try to access this: <stash-url>:7990

Also make sure you don't have any firewall blocking the port number that you are trying to reach.


Hope this helps. 



Renato Rudnicki

thanks, but I want to access with port 80, not 7990

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