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Altova FlowForce Server 2020 Advanced Edition

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 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.)



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.



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.


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.


The field Host name is optional; if set, it must specify the name of the computer on the network, or the fully-qualified domain name. This is important for SSL, because the Common Name property of the certificate must match the domain name in the URL in the browser's address bar. If you leave the Host name empty, FlowForce Server will attempt to find the host name automatically for each Bind address. Otherwise, if Host name is not empty, the FlowForce Server administration and setup pages will be launched at that address when you log on to FlowForce Server or open the setup page.


See also Enabling SSL for FlowForce Web Server.


If the binding address (interface) is non-local, you may need to configure the operating system's firewall so as to enable access through the designated port.


FlowForce Server

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


The Enabled option switches on or off unencrypted and SSL-encrypted connections, respectively.


The optional field Host name plays the same role as described above for FlowForce Web Server; except that it designates the host name bound to the interface where FlowForce Server listens. If you set the Host name, a new button becomes available in the job configuration page that enables you to call jobs exposed as Web services directly (without typing the URL of the Web service in the browser's address bar), see also Exposing Jobs as Web Services.


If the binding address (interface) is non-local, you may need to configure the operating system's firewall so as to enable access through the designated port.


See also 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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