Step-by-Step Guide to Install Apache OFBiz on Linux

Apache OFBiz is a feature-rich open-source enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. It provides a suite of business applications out of the box to manage tasks like accounting, inventory control, order fulfillment, warehouse management, CRM, e-commerce, and more within one unified system.

OFBiz is written in Java and can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud. It supports various databases like MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, Oracle, MS SQL Server, and H2.

In this comprehensive tutorial, we will go through installing the latest version of Apache OFBiz 17.12.06 from scratch on an Ubuntu 20.04 Linux server.

We will set up all the prerequisites like Java and MySQL servers. Then download, configure and launch OFBiz along with setting up the database. Finally, we will log into the application using the default credentials and you will have OFBiz ready for testing out its various modules.

So let’s get started with installing this feature-rich open-source ERP on Linux.


The installation has two key prerequisites – Java Development Kit (JDK) 8+ and Git. (We will use OpenJDK 11 in this guide.)

First, verify if Java is already installed:

java -version
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