Where is the application.cfc file for your app? In the v1 folder? Can your confirm if it’s onRequestStart() method is firing on your first request? Assuming you are using the application.cfc that inherits from coldbox.system.Coldbox, that what makes sure the ColdBox framework is started up. Specifically, following if statement needs to get entered:
I have the application.cfc under the v1 folder and it extends coldbox.system.Coldbox and it also has the you mentioned. The interesting part is, the first REST request does NOT execute the onRequestStart but the subsequent calls are. Why is it not executing on the first REST call?