Installing on macOS
FlowForce Server is available for installation on macOS systems. Its installation and setup procedure is described below.
Uninstall FlowForce Server
Before uninstalling FlowForce Server, stop the service with the following command:
sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.altova.FlowForceServer2023.plist
To check whether the service has been stopped, open the Activity Monitor in Finder and make sure that FlowForce Server is not in the list.In the Applications folder in Finder, right-click the FlowForce Server icon and select Move to Trash. The application will be moved to Trash. You will, however, still need to remove the application from the usr folder. Do this with the following command:
sudo rm -rf /usr/local/Altova/FlowForceServer2023/
If you need to uninstall an old version of Altova LicenseServer, you must first stop it running as a service. Do this with the following command:
sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.altova.LicenseServer.plist
To check whether the service has been stopped, open the Activity Monitor in Finder and make sure that LicenseServer is not in the list. Then proceed to uninstall in the same way as described above for FlowForce Server.
Install FlowForce Server
1.Download the disk image (.dmg) file of FlowForce Server from the Altova website (https://www.altova.com/download.html).
2.Click to open the downloaded disk image (.dmg). This causes the FlowForce Server installer to appear as a new virtual drive on your computer.
3.On the new virtual drive, double-click the installer package (.pkg).
4.Go through the successive steps of the installer wizard. These are self-explanatory and include one step in which you have to agree to the license agreement before being able to proceed. See also Licensing FlowForce Server.
5.To eject the drive after installation, right-click it and select Eject.
The FlowForce Server package will be installed in the folder:
/usr/local/Altova/FlowForceServer2023 (application binaries)
/var/Altova/FlowForceServer (data files: database and logs)
The FlowForce Server server daemon starts automatically after installation and a re-boot of the machine. You can always start FlowForce Server as a daemon with the following command:
sudo launchctl load /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.altova.FlowForceServer2023.plist
After starting the FlowForce Server server daemon, you can open the Config page of FlowForce Server in order to configure FlowForce Server. Open this page by going to the Applications folder in Finder and double-clicking the FlowForce Server icon there.
See the topic Post-Licensing Tasks for additional details.