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Installing Elastic Path Commerce Demo

Installing Elastic Path Commerce Demo

This document describes how to install the Elastic Path Commerce demo.

What is the Elastic Path Commerce Demo?

The Elastic Path Commerce Demo installs a stand-alone version of Elastic Path Commerce on your local computer. The demo showcases the flexibility and power of Elastic Path Commerce.

Demo Zip Package Contents:
  • Elastic Path Core Commerce - Elastic Path's core e-commerce package.
  • Commerce Manager - The Elastic Path Commerce administration interface.
  • Cortex - A hypermedia REST API that leverages the power of Elastic Path Core Commerce to provide e-commerce services for multiple touchpoints.
  • Cortex Studio - An API exploration tool that visually renders Cortex hypermedia interactions, allowing you to easily explore the API and Core Commerce functionality by clicking through links.


To run the demo, you need:
  • User Accounts:
    • Elastic Path Portal - The Elastic Path Commerce Demo zip file is available on the Elastic Path Portal.
  • Compatible Computer
    • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Windows 10
      • MacOS 10.11
      • MacOS 10.12
    • CPU:
      • Dual Core 2.0 GHz or equivalent processor minimum
      • Quad Core 2.0 GHz or equivalent processor recommended
    • System Memory:
      • 8 GB ram minimum
      • 16 GB ram recommended
    • Disk Space: 10 GB
    • Java 8 installed as default

Installation Steps:

Install and Run the Elastic Path Commerce Demo Servers

This section describes how to install the EP Commerce Demo Servers on your local machine.
  1. Log on to the Elastic Path Portal and download the Elastic Path Commerce Demo package [].
  2. Unzip
  3. Navigate to the root EP-Commerce-Demo directory and start the servers:
    • Windows: Double-click start.bat
    • Mac: Using Terminal, run ./
    Tip: After the web applications start, there may be a short delay before products are visible as the search indexes are building for the first time. Subsequent starts should not have this delay.
  4. Use Cortex Studio to validate that Cortex is runninng:
    1. In a web browser, open http://localhost:9080/studio/.
    2. Click Authentication at the top right of the Cortex Studio page.
    3. Click the Authenticate" button.
    4. In the Entry Points section at the right of the page, click Shopper's Default Cart.
    5. If the demo is running properly, Cortex Studio will display the default cart.
  5. To validate that Commerce Manager is running:
To stop the servers:
  • Navigate to the install directory and run the following:
    • Windows: Double-click stop.bat
    • Mac: Using Terminal, run ./
Tip: The README.txt file has additional troubleshooting information.