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With each release of the Mifos X platform, we update and publish Mifos X as a publicly available AMI. Use AWS Wizard to launch the latest AMI found at this link: and then follow these instructions to complete your setup. 

Installation of Mifos Platform using Amazon Public AMI

Deploying Mifos X in the Cloud is easy with Amazon Web Services and the public Amazon Machine Image we make available with every release. Follow these steps to deploy Mifos X on your own EC2 instance in the cloud. 


On this page:

Table of Contents

Step 1


    Getting AMI-ID

Using available AMI-ID from Mifos X Wikipedia: respect to the available versions. 



    Login to Amazon AWS

Provide your Amazon AWS credentials and login. If you are a new user, create the user first, go back to the Mifos X Wikipedia page & then click on AMI-ID. 

Step 2

You are automatically brought to Step 2 on the wizard, by default a 'Micro instances’ is selected, you may need to select a 'General Purpose' family with type ‘m1.small’ as the t1.micro's memory is right on the edge of what’s needed to support MySQL, Tomcat 7 + Mifos Platform. 



Steps 3 to 5

Use default settings for steps 3 to 5 until you reach step 6 configure security group. 

Steps 6

If your first time using AWS you should use –Create a new security group option and add the following 'rules' to the security group: 

SSH (PORT 22), MYSQL (3306), HTTPS (443), Custom TCP Rule (8443) all with a 'Source' value of 'Anywhere' 

Steps 7 


    Creating a new key pair


    Providing key pair name & Downloading key pair  

You will be asked to use a 'Key pair' which you will need to SSH onto the new instance, if this is your first time create a new key pair, be sure to download it and store in place as you will need it later, otherwise use an existing key pair. 

Then Click on Launch Instances. 


    Elastic IPs

>> Click on Elastic IPs 


    Allocating New IP Address

>> Click on Allocate New Address

>> Click on Yes, Allocate  


    Associating Address

>> Click on Associate Address


    Selecting the instance & Associating Address

>> Provide Instance Id & Click on Associate 

  •  You are done, Wait for awhile until instance gets started and Once the instance is started, you could access Mifos X on any internet browser at:

           https://[server ip address] 


To access your instance through putty, follow below mentioned steps:- 

         Using Putty key Generator 

Using Putty key Generator to generate private key. Follow the flow as mentioned in the below images.  

1)       Click on Load to select Downloaded mifosxkey.pem                  2) Select All Files to display .pem (Public) key.



3)       Select mifoskey.pem & open                                                          4) Click on OK button


5)       Click on Yes button to save                                                            6) Provide destination path & name then

                                                                                                                          Click on save to save .ppk (Private) key   



       Using Putty


Use putty to run & verify, that the server & key are working using .ppk (Private) key. 

titleAdditional info

Editing environmental variables for JAVA_OPTS

By default java opts has been set, if you need to change with respect to your memory allocation. Then login to the Mifos X instance - ubuntu server(by default user: ubuntu), Go to path:

               ex: cd /usr/share/tomcat7/bin

               edit setenv shell script :

               ex: sudo nano 

               Save the file & exit. 

Aditional info

    • Platform application should be available @ https://[public DNS]/fineract-provider/api/v1/offices?tenantIdentifier=default&pretty=true
    • API docs should be available @ https://[public DNS]/api-docs/apiLive.htm



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