WSO2 Installation

Just a simple series of steps to install the WSO2 ESB software – it’s free, give it a try!


Download the ESB software from :

Note that WSO2 is a fully featured enterprise ESB solution and as such has many components. The ESB is the core component that we are using for this example and therefore what we are planning to install.

Uzip that file into a location on your machine, I am using a mac and I have decided to unpack it to /Users/timteece/Documents/Wso2/wso2esb-4.9.0/

Download Java JDK

The ESB requires the appropriate version of the Java JDK to run, so download this and install it on your machine.

Run the ESB

Start a command line and change directory to <ESB Installation Directory>/bin On windows run the command
on mac or windows run the command


Note on mac sometimes the java home environment variable is not set correctly, if this is the case run the following command and before running the wso2server

JAVA_HOME=”$(/usr/libexec/java_home -v 1.8)”

Open the Administrator Console

When the server has started you can open the admin console of the ESB using the URL that was logged, check the startup logs at the end for the line:

INFO – CarbonUIServiceComponent Mgt Console URL : https://<ipaddress>:9443/carbon/

Log In

The default user name and password is ‘admin’ and ‘admin’. Change these in a production system