Altova DiffDog Server 2022 

Installing DiffDog Server

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System requirements



Perform installation either as root user or as a user with sudo privileges.

The previous version of DiffDog Server must be uninstalled before a new one is installed.


Installing DiffDog Server

1.Download the installation package from to a local directory.

2.Change to the directory where you downloaded the installation package, for example:

cd /home/User/Downloads

3.Install the DiffDog Server package.


[Debian, Ubuntu]   sudo dpkg --install diffdogserver-2022-debian.deb

[CentOS, RedHat]   sudo rpm -ivh diffdogserver-2022-1.x86_64.rpm


Note:You may need to adjust the name of the package above to match the current release or service pack version.


4.Start the DiffDog Server service.


sudo systemctl start diffdogserver


Licensing DiffDog Server

1.Ensure that the latest version of Altova LicenseServer ( is installed and running either on the local machine or network.

2.Register DiffDog Server with Altova LicenseServer. For this, you need to know either the host name or the IP address of the computer where LicenseServer runs. For example, if LicenseServer runs on, you can register it as follows:


sudo ./diffdogserver licenseserver


Note: The command above assumes you are calling the executable from the program installation directory.


3.Log on to the LicenseServer administration interface and assign the license to the machine where DiffDog Server runs.


For more information about licensing, refer to Altova LicenseServer documentation (

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