In this section, you'll find information about Lucee extension installation, which can be used to add Functions, Tags, JDBC/Cache drivers and Admin Plugins to Lucee Server.
There are several different ways to install extensions in Lucee.
Extension installation via Admin
Extensions can be installed via the web or server admin.
If you want to use an Extension for the whole server, you should install it under the Server Admin. If you want the extension for just for only a single web context, install it via the Web admin.
All available Extensions are listed under Extension -> Applications
Here you can see which extensions are installed and not installed.
Installed extensions, with an update available have a red overlay.
On the Extension detail page, you can upgrade or downgrade the version or uninstall it.
With JDBC drivers, choose the version you require, the version numbers are based on the undelying JDBC Library.
By default Lucee allows installing extensions from the following sites
- https://downloads.lucee.org (Official LAS Extensions)
- and https://www.forgebox.io/type/lucee-extensions (third party, community)
Extension installation via lex file
To install an extension using the file system, first download the
.lex file for the extension.
You can download it from the url https://download.lucee.org/
.lex file into your
lucee-server/deploy/ folder. Wait for a minute, it deploy the extension automatically. You can see the installation message on
Another way you can upload the
.lex file in admin, You can see "Upload new extension (experimental)" at bottom of Extension -> Applications page.
- Click the browse button,
- Choose the
- Click the upload button, and the Extension will be automatically installed
Extension installation via an Environment Variable
Lucee will automatically install extensions on startup, if an environment variable is set.
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