Altova DiffDog Server 2024 

Installing DiffDog Server

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System requirements



Perform installation as a user with administrative (root) privileges.


Installing DiffDog Server

1.Download the disk image (.dmg) file from the Altova Download Center ( and click to open it. Once you do this, the installer appears as a new drive on your computer.

2.Double-click the package (.pkg) file, and go through the successive steps of the installation wizard. These are self-explanatory and include one step in which you have to agree to the license agreement before being able to proceed. When you complete the wizard, the DiffDog Server icon becomes available in Applications. The package is installed in the directory /usr/local/Altova/DiffDogServer2024/ .

3.If you have not installed Altova License Server already, or if you want to upgrade to the latest version, double-click the corresponding package (.pkg) file and follow the on-screen instructions.

4.Start DiffDog Server as a service.


sudo launchctl load /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.altova.DiffDogServer.plist


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


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


For more information, refer to Altova LicenseServer documentation (

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