Running Scifeon (Mac)

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

Unzip the zip-file into a location on your computer, e.g. /Users/<username>/Desktop/scifeon-runtime

2. Run Scifeon

  • Go to the folder where you unzipped the Scifeon Runtime
  • Navigate into the folder /Users/<username>/Desktop/scifeon-runtime/scifeon
  • Double-click the file Scifeon
  • Now you will probably receive a security warning. Depending on your operating system, do the following:
1. Open **Security & Privacy** settings (using Spotlight cmd+space and search for Security) 2. Click **Open Anyway**:
![Mac OS security warning](media/mac-warning-3.png "Mac OS security warning")
...and **Open** in this dialog:
![Mac OS security warning](media/mac-warning-2.png "Mac OS 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 and password 12345678 and start exploring Scifeon!

5. Next steps!

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.