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Downloading and Installing Apache Axis2


Downloading and installing Apache Axis2
In this section we will download and install the Apache Axis 2 engine for testing the application.

The official website of the Apache Axis2 is http://ws.apache.org/axis2/. To download the latest version of the Axis2 visit its official website at http://ws.apache.org/axis2/. You will find the latest information on the Axis2 and the link to download it.

Visit the link http://ws.apache.org/axis2/ to download the current version of Apache Axis2.


Click on the download link.

Click on the 1.5.1 link.

Then download the "Documents", "Standard Binary Distribution" and "WAR (Web Archive) Distribution" versions.

Create a new directory in c: or d: and copy the downloaded files (axis2-1.5.1-bin.zip, axis2-1.5.1-docs.zip and axis2-1.5.1-war.zip) there. Now extract the files using zip tool such as winzip or winrar.

Installing Axis2 engine on Tomcat

Download and install Tomcat 6 or above. Now to install the Axis2 engine copy axis2.war into Tomcat's webapps directory. Now start the Tomcat server.

Testing the Axis2 Installation

You can test the Axis2 engine by opening the browser and typing http://localhost:8080/axis2 . Your browser will display the Axis2 home page and it should look like:


Axis2 Web Admin Module

Now click on the "Administration" link and then login as
User: admin
Password: axis2 

After successful login you should be able to access the Administration panel. The administration panel will look like following screen shot:


In this section we have downloaded and installed the Apache Axis2 engine on Tomcat server. 


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