It is possible to gain access to Tomcat Manager in IBM Cognos Express using hard coded credentials. This could create a security vulnerability that would allow someone to carry out a denial of service attack.
In order to resolve the issue and secure the Cognos Express environment, follow these steps:
1. Stop the 'IBM Cognos Express' service from Service Manager.
Start>Settings>Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Services
2. Delete the following files under the IBM Cognos Express installation folder. The default location of this folder is
C:\Program Files\IBM\Cognos Express if you did not change the location during the installation process.
3. Delete the following folders under the IBM Cognos Express installation folder:
4. Start the 'IBM Cognos Express' service from Service Manager.
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