Installing Tomcat 8 on OS X 10.10 Yosemite

1,Download a binary distribution of the core module: apache-tomcat-8.0.28.tar.gz from here. I picked the tar.gz in Binary Distributions / Core section.

2,Opening/unarchiving the archive will create a folder structure in your Downloads folder: (btw, this free Unarchiver app is perfect for all kinds of compressed files and superior to the built-in Archive


3,Open to Terminal app to move the unarchived distribution to /usr/local

sudo mkdir -p /usr/local sudo mv ~/Downloads/apache-tomcat-8.0.28 /usr/local

sudo rm -f /Library/Tomcat sudo ln -s /usr/local/apache-tomcat-8.0.28 /Library/Tomcat

5,Change ownership of the /Library/Tomcat folder hierarchy:

sudo chown -R /Library/Tomcat

6,Make all scripts executable:

sudo chmod +x /Library/Tomcat/bin/*.sh

7,Deploy webapp on tomcat8

(1) ln -s /Users/[myname]/IdeaProjects/sitexa-openapi/target/sitexa-openapi /Library/Tomcat/webapps/sitexa-api

(2) /Library/Tomcat/bin/

Written on October 26, 2015