Altova MapForce Server 2023 

Installing LicenseServer (Linux)

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In order for MapForce Server to work, it must be licensed via an Altova LicenseServer on your network. On Linux systems, Altova LicenseServer will need to be installed separately. Download LicenseServer from the Altova website and copy the package to any directory on the Linux system. Install it just like you installed MapForce Server (see previous topic).


[Debian]:   sudo dpkg --install licenseserver-3.11-debian.deb

[Ubuntu]:   sudo dpkg --install licenseserver-3.11-ubuntu.deb

[CentOS]:   sudo rpm -ivh licenseserver-3.11-1.x86_64.rpm

[RedHat]:   sudo rpm -ivh licenseserver-3.11-1.x86_64.rpm


The LicenseServer package will be installed in:



For information about how to register and license MapForce Server with Altova LicenseServer, see the section Licensing MapForce Server. Also see the LicenseServer documentation for more detailed information.


LicenseServer versions

Altova server products must be licensed either with the version of LicenseServer that is appropriate to the installed MapForce Server version or with a later version of LicenseServer.

The LicenseServer version that is appropriate for a particular version of MapForce Server is displayed during the installation of MapForce Server. You can install this version of LicenseServer along with MapForce Server. Alternatively, you can install LicenseServer separately.

Before installing a newer version of LicenseServer, any older one must be de-installed. The LicenseServer installer will do this automatically if it detects an older version.

LicenseServer versions are backwards compatible. They will work with older versions of MapForce Server.

If you install a new version of MapForce Server and if your installed LicenseServer version is older than the appropriate LicenseServer, install the latest version of LicenseServer available on the Altova website.

At the time of LicenseServer de-installation, all registration and licensing information held in the older version of LicenseServer will be saved to a database on your server machine. This data will be imported automatically into the newer version when the newer version is installed.

The version number of the currently installed LicenseServer is given at the bottom of the LicenseServer configuration page (all tabs).


Current version: 3.11


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