Defining the Network Settings

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Defining the Network Settings

You can specify the host and port on which FlowForce Server and FlowForce Web Server should listen, as well as other network-related settings, from the Setup page. The Setup page can be opened in various ways, depending on the operating system (see Opening the Setup Page). Alternatively, most of these settings can also be defined by means of configuration files (see Configuration File Reference). The settings defined in the Setup page will be preserved when you install a new minor version of FlowForce Server. If you install a major version, the settings will be preserved only if you opted to migrate data from the previous major version during installation.

 

The settings you can configure are listed below. (To understand the difference between "FlowForce Web Server" and "FlowForce Server", see How It Works.)

 

LicenseServer

FlowForce Server must be registered with LicenseServer (see Altova LicenseServer). If you haven't specified a LicenseServer host during installation, enter here the address or host name of the machine where Altova LicenseServer runs. This can be either the address of the local machine (if LicenseServer is installed locally), or a network address.

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FlowForce Web Server

This group of settings enables you to set the host (bind address) and port for the FlowForce Web Server, and specify whether it accepts unencrypted connections, SSL-encrypted connections, or both.

 

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By default, plain HTTP (unencrypted) connections to FlowForce Web Server are enabled, unless you modified this during installation* or from configuration files, see Configuration File Reference. On Windows, the Web administration interface is available by default on all network interfaces on port 8082 . On Linux and Mac OS, the port number is chosen randomly during installation. To specify a custom address other than "Local only" or "All interfaces", enter it in the "Other" text box.

 

* Modifying the network settings during FlowForce Server installation is supported on Windows only.

 

For information about how to enable SSL-encrypted connections, see Enabling SSL for FlowForce Web Server.

 

FlowForce Server

The default setting for FlowForce Server accepts only requests from the same machine (127.0.0.1) on port 4646, through an unencrypted connection. If you intend to start jobs as Web services via HTTP from remote machines, select "All interfaces (0.0.0.0)" from the Bind address combo box.

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For information about how to enable SSL-encrypted connections, see Enabling SSL for FlowForce Server.

 

Master Instance Encrypted Connection

The settings below must be configured if FlowForce Server is a master instance in a cluster of multiple machines running FlowForce Server, see Distributed Execution and Load Balancing. These settings are also available in the flowforce.ini configuration file, see Configuration File Reference.

 

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