Liferay is a popular open source portal and collaboration platform.


Install Liferay

First, we need to download Liferay:

I downloaded the Liferay Portal (Community Edition) Tomcat Bundle (6.2):

Then, I unpacked the file and moved the liferay folder into the Applications folder.

Next, I updated

cd /Applications/liferay/liferay-portal-6.2-ce-ga2/tomcat-7.0.42/bin
open -a TextEdit

As follows:

-Xms1024m -Xmx1024m -XX:MaxPermSize=512m

To start Liferay, enter the following command:


You should now be able to navigate to http://localhost:8080:

Fill in the form and then click Finish Configuration:

Click Go to My Portal and accept any confirmations:

Enter a password (write it down and keep it in a safe place), then click Save.

Choose a password reminder, then click Save.

Now, take a look around.