ETA is a Java web application and can therefore be deployed on any servlet container such as Apache Tomcat running on the Linux operating system. The ETA WAR distribution can be deployed on any operating system which has Java 8 and Tomcat installed. Other Java web containers such as Jetty 9 should also work.
Prerequisite: A Linux-based operating system with Apache Tomcat installed and running (latest available build recommended), using a 64 bit Java 8 virtual machine (the latest Java 8 build is recommended).
To install ETA on Linux with Tomcat:
Note: Depending on your Tomcat setup, you may need to change the file permissions of the directories you specify for your server library (server-library-directory) and ETA database (data-directory). If ETA cannot write to the ETA database, ETA will not start.
When you install ETA an administrator account is automatically created. You need to set up a password activation token for this account.
To set up a password activation token for the administrator account:
Before you can log in to ETA you must activate the administrator account by entering the user name ‘administrator’ and the password activation token you created.
To activate your administrator account:
The ETA Home screen is displayed. You can now use ETA.
If you need to create user accounts see Setting up user accounts.
We strongly recommend that you set up email accounts for users so they can reset their own passwords and receive email alerts (see Setting up an email account for ETA).