Install Web Console manually


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Manual installation of ESET PROTECT Web Console is an advanced procedure. We recommend that you can install the ESET PROTECT Web Console using the All-in-one installer.

Follow the steps below to manually install the ESET PROTECT Web Console component on Windows:

1.Make sure the following prerequisites are met:

ESET PROTECT Server is installed.


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You can install the ESET PROTECT Web Console on a different computer than the computer running the ESET PROTECT Server. This requires additional steps.

Apache Tomcat is a mandatory component required to run the ESET PROTECT Web Console.

Apache Tomcat requires 64-bit Java/OpenJDK. If you have multiple Java versions installed on your system, we recommend that you uninstall older Java versions and keep only the latest supported Java version.


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Starting January 2019, Oracle JAVA SE 8 public updates for business, commercial or production use require a commercial license. If you do not purchase a JAVA SE subscription, you can transition to a no-cost alternative. See the supported versions of JDK.

a)Download the latest supported version of the Apache Tomcat installer file (32-bit/64-bit Windows Service Installer) apache-tomcat-[version].exe from https://tomcat.apache.org.

a)Run the installer.

b)During the installation, select the path to Java (parent folder of Java bin and lib folders) and select the Run Apache Tomcat check box.

c)After the installation, make sure that the Apache Tomcat service is running and its startup type is set to Automatic (in services.msc).

2.Visit the ESET PROTECT download section to download a standalone installer for this ESET PROTECT component (Web Console file era.war).

3.Copy era.war to the Apache Tomcat web applications folder:

C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\[ Tomcat folder ]\webapps\

4.Apache Tomcat automatically extracts the era.war file into the era folder and installs ESET PROTECT Web Console. Wait a few minutes until the extraction completes. If the extraction does not occur, follow the troubleshooting steps.

5.If you installed the ESET PROTECT Web Console on the same computer as the ESET PROTECT Server, restart the Apache Tomcat service. Navigate to Start  > Services > right-click the Apache Tomcat service and select Stop. Wait for 30 seconds and then click Start.


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If you installed the ESET PROTECT Web Console on a different computer than the ESET PROTECT Server, perform these additional steps to enable communication between ESET PROTECT Web Console and ESET PROTECT Server:

a)Stop the Apache Tomcat service: Navigate to Start > Services > right-click the Apache Tomcat service and select Stop.

b)Run Notepad as an Administrator and edit the C:\Program Files\Apache Software Foundation\[ Tomcat folder ]\webapps\era\WEB-INF\classes\sk\eset\era\g2webconsole\server\modules\config\EraWebServerConfig.properties.

c)Find the server_address=localhost.

d)Replace localhost with the IP address of your ESET PROTECT Server and save the file.

e) Start the Apache Tomcat service: Navigate to Start > Services > right-click the Apache Tomcat service and select Start.

6. Open the ESET PROTECT Web Console in a supported web browser to see a login screen:

From the computer hosting the ESET PROTECT Web Console: http://localhost:8080/era

From any computer with internet access to the ESET PROTECT Web Console (substitute IP_ADDRESS_OR_HOSTNAME with the IP address or hostname of your ESET PROTECT Web Console): http://IP_ADDRESS_OR_HOSTNAME:8080/era

7.Configure the Web Console after the installation:

The default HTTP port is set to 8080 during the manual installation of Apache Tomcat. We recommend that you set up an HTTPS connection for Apache Tomcat.

See also the additional Web Console configuration for enterprise solutions or low-performance systems.