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You will need:

  • Java Development Kit (JDK) 7
  • Maven 3
  • Tomcat 6 or 7
  • IDE

Installation (Linux)


  1. Install JDK with command

    sudo apt-get install sun-java7-jdk
  2. Check environment variable JAVA_HOME (should be path to JDK, e.g. /usr/lib/jvm/java-7-sun)

    echo $JAVA_HOME

Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) Unlimited Strength Jurisdiction Policy Files 7

The development environment and midPoint in runtime also requires JCE for cryptographic operations. You can download it from Oracle downloads page. After downloading zip file follow installation instructions written in README.txt


  1. Install Maven 3 from repository

    sudo apt-get install maven3
  2. Check environment variable M2_HOME (should be path to Maven directory, e.g. /usr/share/maven3)

    echo $M2_HOME


  1. Download binary distribution of Apache Tomcat 6.x or 7.x from
  2. Unpack it into folder where you want to have your tomcat installation, e.g. /opt/apache-tomcat-6.0.32

IDE (Eclipse, Idea)

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