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Welcome to Apache OFBiz!

All you need to run OFBiz is a 1.6 (version 6) JDK
(not just the JRE, the full JDK).

You can load the demo data (strongly advised if you are new to
OFBiz) with the following command on the command line
from the OFBiz home folder (in Unix-like operating systems
type "./ant" rather than "ant"):

ant load-demo

Then start OFBiz:

ant start

(or "java -Xms128M -Xmx512M -XX:MaxPermSize=128m -jar ofbiz.jar")

Once OFBiz starts, you can look at the demo storefront at:

and the administration interface at:

You can log in with the user "admin" and password "ofbiz".

To stop OFBiz:

ant stop

To get the list of available commands:

ant -p

You will also find several platform dependent scripts in the
"tools" folder (for example for Windows and Unix-like operating
systems, the startup scripts are startofbiz.bat and

Note that the default configuration uses an embedded Java database
(Apache Derby) and embedded application server components such as
Tomcat, Geronimo (transaction manager), etc.

For more details about OFBiz please visit the OFBiz Documentation page:

In this page you will find links to useful guides such as:
* "Demo and Test Setup Guide"
* "Basic Production Setup Guide"
* "A Beginners Development Guide"

If you would like to get in touch with the OFBiz community of users and
developers, the following page will help to get started:


== BIS Crypto TSU exception notice ==
   This distribution includes cryptographic software. The country in
   which you currently reside may have restrictions on the import,
   possession, use, and/or re-export to another country, of
   encryption software. BEFORE using any encryption software, please
   check your country's laws, regulations and policies concerning the
   import, possession, or use, and re-export of encryption software, to
   see if this is permitted. See <> for more

   The U.S. Government Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and
   Security (BIS), has classified this software as Export Commodity
   Control Number (ECCN) 5D002.C.1, which includes information security
   software using or performing cryptographic functions with asymmetric
   algorithms. The form and manner of this Apache Software Foundation
   distribution makes it eligible for export under the License Exception
   ENC Technology Software Unrestricted (TSU) exception (see the BIS
   Export Administration Regulations, Section 740.13) for both object
   code and source code.

   The following provides more details on the included cryptographic

   * Various classes in OFBiz, including DesCrypt, HashCrypt, and
     BlowFishCrypt use libraries from the Sun Java JDK API including* and javax.crypto.* (the JCE, Java Cryptography
     Extensions API)
   * Other classes such as HttpClient and various related ones use
     the JSSE (Java Secure Sockets Extension) API
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