Installing MAF 2.1.2 and MCS Lab Utility on Mac (OS X Yosemite 10.10.4) by Luis Augusto Weir

Posted: November 2, 2015 in Cloud, Mobile
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clip_image002During the OFM Summer Camp for Mobile Cloud Service (MCS) it was all going very smooth. In fact too good!! until I had to set up MAF 2.1.2 in JDevleoper and configure the utility provided in the lab (maf-mcs-utility- At this point nothing worked…The fact that I use Mac didn’t make things easier either as most people were on Windows and the lab sort of assumed the same….. So after at least 6 hours banging my head against the wall I finally found a solution.

Word of Caution

I initially tried to make this work in an existing Jdeveloper 12.1.3 soaquickstart installation. I tried to set up MAF 2.1.2 in this environment (following the docs steps) and it got to the point that I was getting all sort of weird errors (many related to MDS not loading and others around compilation). So at this point I decided to do a full clean install of everything (including Java).

Below the steps:


  1. Uninstall JDK 1.8 or JRE 1.8 (if you don’t have a JDK installed yet) by following these instructions
    1. JDK uninstalling steps:
    2. JRE uninstalling steps:
  2. Download JDK 1.7 from:
  3. Download JDK 1.8 (for later use) from:
  4. Download JDeveloper 12.1.3 from:
  5. Install Xcode from
    1. If Xcode is already installed make sure SDK is installed by clicking on Xcode Menu > Preferences > Download
    2. If no simulator is installed, click on the latest simulator to install it


  1. Double click on jdk-7uxx-macosx-x64.dmg to install JDK 1.7
  2. Open a command prompt and check that it was properly installed by running java –version. Read the complete article here.

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