Administration on Mac OS X¶
This document contains information about various tasks specific to Boundless Server for Mac OS X.
Boundless Server is comprised of two services:
Service port configuration¶
The Tomcat and PostgreSQL services run on ports 8080 and 5432 respectively. These ports can often conflict with existing services on the system, in which case the ports must be changed.
Changing the Tomcat port¶
The Tomcat port can be changed on installation.
To change the Tomcat port after installation:
server.xmlfile, typically located in your Tomcat
Search for the following line:
<Connector port="8080" protocol="HTTP/1.1"
Change the port value.
Save the file.
To change the port on the Boundless Server virtual machine, connect to the virtual machine with a Terminal, and follow the Ubuntu instructions.
GeoServer data directory¶
The GeoServer data directory is the location on the file system where GeoServer stores all of its configuration, and (optionally) file-based data.
By default, this directory is located at
~/Library/Application Support/GeoServer (or
To point GeoServer to an alternate location:
geoserver.xmlfile inside your Tomcat configuration.
GEOSERVER_DATA_DIRwith an appropriate value accordingly.
<Parameter name="GEOSERVER_DATA_DIR" value="/Library/Application Support/GeoServer" override="false"/>