Altova FlowForce Server 2022 Advanced Edition

Installing FlowForce Server

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System Requirements



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

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

If you are installing FlowForce Server with other Altova server products, it is recommended to install FlowForce Server first.


Installing FlowForce 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 FlowForce Server package.


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

[CentOS, RedHat]   sudo rpm -ivh flowforceserveradv-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.


Licensing FlowForce Server

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

2.Register FlowForce 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 ./flowforceserver 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 FlowForce Server runs.


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


Post-installation tasks

1.Enter the setup mode, see Setup Page.

2.Configure the network address and port of the Web administration interface, see Defining the Network Settings.

3.Log on to the Web administration interface (by default, http://localhost:8082, unless you changed the address and port in the previous step) and change the default FlowForce Server root password. The default login name and password is root and root, respectively.

4.If other Altova server products have been installed alongside FlowForce Server (for example, MapForce Server, StyleVision Server, RaptorXML Server), and if you would like to set environment variables for them, see Setting Environment Variables.

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