How to start Apache OFBiz demo under Ubuntu Server 12.04

Install JDK 6 with the following command:

apt-get install default-jdk

Download the latest OFBiz version, extract it in your home directory and do the following steps described in the README file.

Having apache-ofbiz-XX.XX.XX as the current directory execute the following command:

./ant load-demo

If you see something like “BUILD SUCCESSFUL Total time: 32 minutes 55 seconds” start OFBiz:

./ant start

Once OFBiz starts, the demo storefront at http://localhost:8080/ecommerce should look like this:


You can log in to administration interface at https://localhost:8443/webtools with the user “admin” and password “ofbiz”:


There we have lots of various interesting items for investigation:


To stop OFBiz press Ctrl+C.

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1 Response to How to start Apache OFBiz demo under Ubuntu Server 12.04

  1. superadmin says:

    today I built it with
    nohup ./ant run-install &

    Total time: 3 minutes 16 seconds

    and then started with
    nohup ./ &

    firewall rules:
    ufw allow from to any port 8080 proto tcp
    ufw allow from to any port 8443 proto tcp

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