Accessing Lucee admin via FQDN


N00b question time:
I’m trying to get Lucee working on a Windows Core server, which means I can’t remote desktop or use “localhost” to access the Lucee admin dashboards. Which it all seems to work fine on my other test machine that I can remote desktop to.
The problem I have is that the Admin overview page loads fine, but if I try to go to any of the pages from the menu (e.g. Settings, or Mappings), I get sent back to the login page and can never actually get to the page I want to.

My set up is mostly default (updated port to 80) and I’ve added and additional virtual host, but this happens whether I’ve got that host added or not.

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OS: Windows Server 2019 Core
Java Version: OpenJDK 11.0.20 (whatever comes out the box with windows installer)
Tomcat Version: 9.0.78
Lucee Version:

give your os a name, like MyLuceeBox
bind that to an external adaptor
now the ip for that external adpator
on your local pc, (I assume is windows)
run cmd as administrator
run this:
ECHO %NEWLINE%^ExternalIpOfMyLuceeBox MYLucceBox>>%WINDIR%\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

after you run that verify you can ping MyLuceeBox, by name

Now restart your browser and use name MyLuceeBox:8888

This version has a bugfix for that issue. See:


Please try upgrading fo the latest stable version Lucee Stable Release

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I’ve updated to that yesterday and can confirm it’s working as expected! Nice one, cheers!

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