Other than the compelling security reasons, you will want to enable SSL to take advantage of a couple of monitoring and debugging tools: the TDS Remote Management Tool, and the TdsMonitor Tool -- both of which (out-of-the-box) require SSL to access.
If Tomcat has not already been configured to run via SSL, follow the tutorial in the previous section to Enable SSL in Tomcat.
/conf/tomcat-users.xmlto add the new
tdsMonitorroles. Add these roles to your list of roles:
<tomcat-users> <role rolename="manager-gui"/> <role rolename="tdsConfig"/> <role rolename="tdsMonitor"/> <user username="admin" password="e5e9fa1ba31ecd1ae84f75caaa474f3a663f05f4" roles="manager-gui,tdsConfig, tdsMonitor"/> </tomcat-users>