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Coldfusion RDS 404 error on OSX

When running Coldfusion on OSX with RDS enabled you may receive a 404 error when trying to connect your IDE (CF Builder, Homesite, etc.)

After reviewing permissions and configuration I found that the issue was Apache checking for the existence of the page prior to attempting to run it. The RDS IDE functions/page does not exist because it simply a URL pattern defined in the web.xml file.

An easy fix was to setup a dummy folder/file:


The IDE.CFM page can be blank, Apache just needs to verify the file exists prior to handing it to the Java server for processing.

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Thank you! This helped tremendously and allowed me to get RDS working with HomeSite+ on ColdFusion 11
# Posted By Malcolm Taylor | 10/2/15 4:04 AM
Brilliant - thanks so much. Saved me a packet of time with CF11 and CFB3
# Posted By Dom Howard | 12/1/15 6:10 PM
Thank You!!!

I've been troubleshooting this for HOURS. finally stumbled across this.

Thank You!!
# Posted By Joe | 10/15/16 10:57 PM