Altova MapForce Server 2024 

This topic describes the installation and setup of MapForce Server on macOS systems.


Integration with FlowForce

If you are installing MapForce Server together with FlowForce Server, it is recommended that you install FlowForce Server first. If you install MapForce Server before FlowForce Server, then, after having installed both, run the following command:


cp /usr/local/Altova/MapForceServer2024/etc/*.tool /usr/local/Altova/FlowForceServer2024/tools


This command copies the .tool file from /etc directory of MapForce Server to the FlowForce Server /tools directory. The .tool file is required by FlowForce Server. It contains the path to the MapForce Server executable. You do not need to run this command if you install FlowForce Server before installing MapForce Server.


Uninstall MapForce Server

In the Applications folder in Finder, right-click the MapForce 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/MapForceServer2024/


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 MapForce Server.


Install MapForce Server

To install MapForce Server, do the following:


1.Download the disk image (.dmg) file of MapForce Server from the Altova website (

2.Click to open the downloaded disk image (.dmg). This causes the MapForce 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 MapForce Server.

5.To eject the drive after installation, right-click it and select Eject.


The MapForce Server package will be installed in the folder:


/usr/local/Altova/MapForceServer2024 (application binaries)

/var/Altova/MapForceServer (data files: database and logs)


The MapForce Server server daemon starts automatically after installation and a re-boot of the machine. You can always start MapForce Server as a daemon with the following command:


sudo launchctl load /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.altova.MapForceServer2024.plist


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