Running Scifeon (Windows)

Last updated on 13-May-2020 by Jakob Jakobsen Boysen
Jakob Jakobsen Boysen

Platform Lead

You can test Scifeon without installing anything on your computer, you just need to follow these simple steps:

1. Get the Scifeon Runtime

On a Mac? Go to the Running Scifeon (Mac) page.

Unzip the zip-file into a location on your computer, e.g. c:/scifeon-runtime

2. Run Scifeon

  • Go to the folder where you unzipped the Scifeon Runtime
  • Navigate into the folder c:/scifeon-runtime/scifeon
  • Double-click the file Scifeon.exe
  • Now you will probably receive a security warning. Depending on your operating system, do the following:
Click **Run** in the following dialog:
![Windows 7 security warning](media/win7-sec-warn.png "Windows 7 security warning")
Click **More info** in the following dialog:
![Windows 10 security warning](media/win10-sec-warn.png "Windows 10 security warning")
...and click **Run anyway** in this dialog:
![Windows 10 security warning](media/win10-sec-warn-2.png "Windows 10 security warning")

3. Wait for Scifeon to start

You will now see a Command Prompt with a output somewhat similar to this:

Scifeon Command Prompt

The first time you are running Scifeon, the output can be delayed a few seconds, because the database behind Scifeon is being created.

4. Launch Scifeon in a browser

Open a modern browser, e.g. Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge, and enter http://localhost:5000/ in the URL and press Enter. You should now see the login screen below:

Scifeon login screen

Enter the username admin or user and password 12345678 and start exploring Scifeon!

5. Next steps!

For a quick tour, check out the Uploading Your First Results in 15 Minutes step-by-step example.

If you want to start demo Scifeon and test with your own data, please see User-section of the documentation.

If you want to develop Apps for Scifeon, please see the Developer / Tutorial-section of the documentation.