Mac install of Ironwood

Hi, I’m trying to install ironwood for local development on my macbook pro. Followed the steps outlined at: Unfortunately I get error:
super(Connection, self).init(*args, **kwargs2) django.db.utils.OperationalError: (1045, “Access denied for user ‘openedx’@‘’ (using password: YES)”)

I am newbie in python and open edx. Appreciate very much your inputs on how I can proceed. Gratitude beforehand.

Hi! In order to run a development environment, it is implicitly assumed that you have already bootstrapped a local environment. Not very intuitive, I know… I realise the docs need to be improved on this point. Here’s what you can do:

  1. Make sure your development environment is stopped: tutor dev stop
  2. Bootstrap a local environment: tutor local quickstart. You should setup real host values for the lms and cms (i.e: not “localhost”), but do not activate HTTPS.
  3. Stop the local environment: tutor local stop
  4. Try running the dev environment again (I don’t know which command you were trying to run)

Thanks @regis for the feedback.

Need to setup subdomains then for the lms and cms…

Then follow your instructions.


Note that the domain names do not need to really point to your local instance. Actually, you can use just any domain you like (“”), because you won’t be using them.

I see. Thanks for the clarification.

Will test it now :slight_smile:

Thanks again!

I updated the documentation and released v3.3.1: