Installing OpenMRS for the First Time

Here’s how I installed OpenMRS on OS X El Capitan 10.11.6.

Download the latest OpenMRS Standalone here:

First, I had to install Java!! :-/

Keep in mind that the latest version, java 8, is not compatible at the time of this post.

To double check your Java version, in Terminal (OS X) or Cmd (Windows), type “java -version”, without quotations.


You’ll be greeted with this screen. I chose the first option. Would be good to experiment around with some data already populated.


It will take some time to initialize and set up.


And you’re greeted with a Login and Password fields. After login you’ll see the main page.


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