liferay A basic installation for development and tests


Example

Running the latest Liferay CE is straightforward:

  1. Go to https://www.liferay.com/downloads.
  2. Choose a bundle among the ones listed. For beginners, the Tomcat bundle is a good choice. Click in "Download."

Where to choose a bundle.

  1. Unzip the download package whenever you find fit. The unzipped directory will be the LIFERAY_HOME directory.
  2. To start Liferay, just run the script LIFERAY_HOME/tomcat-x.xx.xx/bin/startup.sh; only on Windows environments run the script LIFERAY_HOME\tomcat-x.xx.xx\bin\startup.bat.
  3. By default, once Liferay is up, a browser will open its local URL (http://localhost:8080/).
  4. To log in, use the email test@liferay.com, and the password test.
  5. To stop Liferay, just run the script LIFERAY_HOME/tomcat-x.xx.xx/bin/shutdown.sh; only on Windows environments run the script LIFERAY_HOME\tomcat-x.xx.xx\bin\shutdown.bat.

With these steps, you will have Liferay up and running in a "demo" mode. Liferay will use an Hypersonic DB by default, but it is unfit for production. Also, test@liferay.com is an administrator account with a default password, so it should be changed eventually. Yet, these steps are good to get some idea on how Liferay looks like and works.