Install on my Computer

This section describes how to install Enonic XP on your own computer. If you have any problems, please look at our Troubleshooting section.


General Requirements

  • Any OS supporting Java (Mac, Linux, Windows etc)
  • Java JDK 1.8 (update 40 or newer)
  • At least 1 GB of available memory
  • HTTP port 8080 should be available (this can be changed if needed, see Configuration)

Install Java


To run Enonic XP, you need Java Development Kit (JDK) 1.8.40 JDK or newer.

Check JDK Version

If you’re not sure what JDK version you have (or even if you have one), run the following in your terminal/shell:

javac -version

This should produce a response such as: “javac 1.8.0_60”

Having problems with your existing Java installation? Check out our Troubleshooting Java documentation.

Optionally Install Java

If it turns out you’re on the wrong java version, follow these steps

  • Follow the instructions for your respective operating system

Download Enonic XP

Enonic XP is available in a simple universal distribution file - running on all plaforms (Windows, Linux, OSX etc)


Commandline Ninja version

curl -O
cd enonic-xp-6.2.1

Next - let’s get the server started

Start the server

Now that the software has been downloaded, you’re ready to start the server - start the respective file from command line.

Linux and OS X:

[XP Installation Folder]/bin/


[XP Installation Folder]\bin\server.bat

This will start Enonic XP. When successfully started, the following will appear at the end of the log:

12:53:14.302 INFO  c.e.x.l.framework.FrameworkService - Started Enonic XP in 7378 ms

Log In

  • Point your browser to http://localhost:8080
  • Log in with username su and password password.

After logging in you should see the following screen:


Install Superhero Blog

This is a simple blog, basically emulating Wordpress - even using one of their nice themes. Follow these steps to try it out:

Deploy App

Start blogging

  • From the Admin interface, verify that Superhero Blog has been installed using the Applications App, it should look something like this:
  • In the Content Manager app you will find a superhero site and all it’s content

Watch Video

To learn quickly how Enonic XP works, and especially the Superhero Blog Application, watch this video:

Superhero Application Demo Video

Full source code for the Superhero Blog can be found on GitHub:

Next Steps

Congratulations on getting started :-)

If you’re ready for some more fun, we recommend looking into the following: