Installing Tomcat and Lucee on Mac OS X using the Lucee WAR file

Download a copy of Apache Tomcat 7 core, available at the Tomcat download page.

Install Tomcat by extracting the downloaded archive. Extract the archive to your home folder, /Users/. For convenience, you can rename the resulting folder from //apache-tomcat-7.0.59// to //tomcat//.

  1. Go into tomcat/webapps/. Delete the /ROOT/ folder and /ROOT.war/.

  2. Next, go to the Lucee download page and download the latest lucee war file.

  3. Rename the lucee war file to /ROOT.war/ (note the capitalization).

  4. Copy the renamed /ROOT.war/ file into tomcat/webapps/.

  5. Next, open a web browser to localhost:8080/lucee/admin/web.cfm. You should see the Lucee Web admin login screen. Lucee is now installed.

Next Steps

From this point you can configure your Tomcat instance and set up your applications in Lucee.