Altova MapForce Server 2024 

Install LicenseServer (Linux)

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


[Debian]:   sudo dpkg --install licenseserver-3.14-debian.deb

[Ubuntu]:   sudo dpkg --install licenseserver-3.14-ubuntu.deb

[CentOS]:   sudo rpm -ivh licenseserver-3.14-1.x86_64.rpm

[RedHat]:   sudo rpm -ivh licenseserver-3.14-1.x86_64.rpm


The LicenseServer package will be installed at the following path:




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


LicenseServer versions

Altova products must be licensed either (i) with a version of LicenseServer that corresponds to the installed MapForce Server version or (ii) with a later version of LicenseServer.

The LicenseServer version that corresponds to the current version of MapForce Server is 3.14.

On Windows, you can install the corresponding version of LicenseServer as part of the MapForce Server installation or install LicenseServer separately. On Linux amd macOS, you must install LicenseServer separately.

Before a newer version of LicenseServer is installed, any older one must be de-installed.

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.

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

The latest version of LicenseServer available on the Altova website. This version will work with any current or older version of MapForce Server.

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


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