Starting the Unifi Controller under recent macOS versions with OpenJDK installed can cause problems, such as one of the following warnings:
- Could not find a JRE. Will look for a JDK.
- ERROR: could not find Java SE runtime
I’m going to assume you have Adopt OpenJDK installed, preferably via Homebrew – if not, then install Homebrew and then:
brew tap AdoptOpenJDK/openjdk
brew cask install adoptopenjdk8
After this, you should be able to run Java runtime on your Mac – let’s get back to making UniFi Controller run.
First, we need to link our current Java to the UniFi.app
sudo ln -s /Library/Java/JavaVirtualMachines/adoptopenjdk-8.jdk/ /Applications/UniFi.app/Contents/PlugIns
Then we need to open and edit
sudo nano /Applications/UniFi.app/Contents/Info.plist
And add the following
JVMRuntime section manually after the
After this, the UniFi Controller should run without problems.