1. Installation

Simon Bingham edited this page Feb 17, 2016 · 44 revisions

Please follow these instructions to install Xindi:

  1. Check your setup supports the [minimum requirements] (https://github.com/simonbingham/xindi).
  2. Clone the project to your web root using git clone https://github.com/simonbingham/xindi.git.
  3. Update submodules using git submodule init && git submodule update --recursive.
  4. Create a datasource matching the name of the directory to which you installed Xindi. For example, if you installed Xindi to C:\ColdFusion9\wwwroot\xindi the datasource should be named xindi.
  5. Open the Application.cfc file, locate the getConfiguration() method and enter your custom settings. [A configuration setting reference can be found here.] (https://github.com/simonbingham/xindi/wiki/2.-Configuration)
  6. Open [http://localhost/xindi/index.cfm?rebuild=true] (http://localhost/xindi/index.cfm?rebuild=true) in your web browser. rebuild=true is required for the initial request to ensure the default content and user account are added to the database. If you exclude rebuild=true from the url you'll get an error.
  7. That's it!

You'll be able to access Xindi's public facing site at [http://localhost/xindi/] (http://localhost/xindi/) and the content management system itself at [http://localhost/xindi/admin] (http://localhost/xindi/admin). The default login details are admin@example.com and password.


If you are installing on Lucee you will need to edit the web.xml file to enable search engine safe URLs.

  1. Open /lucee/conf/web.xml in a text editor.
  2. Find <servlet-name>CFMLServlet</servlet-name>.
  3. Add <url-pattern>/xindi/index.cfm/*</url-pattern> as the last url pattern.
  4. Save the file.
  5. Restart Lucee.

Test Suite

To run the test suite you will need to have [CFSelenium] (https://github.com/bobsilverberg/CFSelenium) installed in your webroot (or outside your webroot with a mapping setup in ColdFusion/Lucee administrator). You will also need to install the [Testbox] (https://github.com/Ortus-Solutions/TestBox) submodule:

git submodule init
git submodule update

You will also need to have [Google Chrome] (https://www.google.com/chrome/) installed in order to run the Selenium tests.

Once setup you can run the test suite by browsing to [http://localhost/xindi/_tests/runner.cfm] (http://localhost/xindi/_tests/runner.cfm).

Help & Support

If you need assistance installing Xindi please [visit our Google Group] (https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en&fromgroups#!forum/getxindi) for help and advice.