These instructions will help you install OpenMRS Reference Application 2.x.
Step-by-step Installation Guide
The OpenMRS Reference Application standalone requires your system to have a few basic things:
- A web browser. Download and install Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome. OpenMRS works fine on Safari, but we wouldn’t recommend that you use Internet Explorer.
- Java. You must have Java Runtime Environment or Java Development Kit 1.8. If you don't have Java 8 installed, follow these instructions for Oracle's Java (recommended).
Verify you have Java 1.8+ installed by opening a terminal and typing the command:
If you are using more than one version of Java on your machine, consider using jenv, a handy utility for managing and easily switching between java versions.
If you are a Windows user you can follow these instructions here to find out which versions of Java are installed on your computer.
1. Download the OpenMRS Standalone
Go to http://openmrs.org/download/ and download the most recent version – e.g., “Reference Application 2.6.1 Standalone Edition”.
2. Unzip the Folder
When you open the unzipped folder you will see that everything is available and prepacked with a demo database of patients as well.
3. Run the Standalone
You should be able to start the OpenMRS Standalone by double-clicking on the
Alternatively, from the command line, navigate to the folder containing the openmrs-standalone.jar file and you can start OpenMRS with the command:
See the OpenMRS Standalone page for more details on optional command line parameters.