Installing Geoserver Extensions

GeoServer Extensions can be installed as below.

Below, we are installing the MapFish Print Module via SSH.


1. Switch to user tomcat:

$ su - tomcat

2. Change to the GeoServer /lib directory (adjust for your own file path):

$ cd /home/tomcat/apache-tomcat-8.5.15/webapps/geoserver/WEB-INF/lib

3. Download the desired extension, making sure to match the version to your GeoServer version.

$ wget

4. Unzip the downloaded file

$ unzip -q

5. Remove the zip file

$ rm -f

6. Restart Tomcat for the extension to take effect.


Note: some components, such as GDAL, require additional configuration.


To remove an extension, remove all jars installed by the extension.

After removing extensions, a restart of Tomcat is also required.

Be sure to read the full GeoServer Extension Documentation.




Next: Read the manual or jump to component pages below.

GeoHelm Home Page

Tomcat Config Page

Tomcat WARs Page

Java Page

GeoServer Page

PostgreSQL Page

Important Be sure to also view the sections below:

Securing Your Installation

Moving the GeoServer Data Directory

Command Line Usage