Login loop in new confluence install when trying to perform admin functions

I just installed an eval of confluence and cannot admin the install using the default admin account. Every time I go to the admin page and click on something to make a change, it redirects me to enter the admin password again. I do so, it takes me back to the admin page, I click on a something to change a setting, and it punts me back to the login page again in an endless loop. It appears as though each time it happens I am being given a different JSESSIONID, which seems to indicate some kind of persistence problem, but I only have one application server and am connecting directly to it (no load balancer of any kind). I'm not seeing anything of use in the tomcat logs, even when I set com.atlassian to DEBUG.

My install details are as follows:

Application server

Centos 6.2 x86_64

JDK 1.6.0_30

tomcat 6.0.35

Confluence 4.3.2 standalone ear/war

Database server

Centos 6.2 x86_64

mysql-server-5.1.52-1.el6

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I got out my shovel and as it turns out this was due to:

cookies="false"

being set in my context in server.xml. I changed it to true, restarted tomcat, and it resolved the issue.

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