Altova MapForce Server 2024 Advanced Edition

Installing MapForce Server

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System requirements



Perform installation as a user with administrative (root) privileges.


FlowForce Server Integration

You can install MapForce Server either standalone or as part of FlowForce Server installation. To install MapForce Server under FlowForce Server management, select the respective option on the FlowForce installation wizard. The FlowForce Server installer includes the MapForce Server installer, and the FlowForce Server Advanced Edition installer includes the MapForce Server Advanced Edition installer. The installers of both FlowForce Server and MapForce Server are available for download at the Altova Download Center (


If you install MapForce Server together with FlowForce Server, it is recommended that you install FlowForce Server first. Otherwise, see the "Post-installation tasks" below.


Installing MapForce Server

1.Download the disk image (.dmg) file from the Altova Download Center ( and click to open it. Once you do this, the installer appears as a new drive on your computer.

2.Double-click the package (.pkg) file, and go through the successive steps of the installation wizard. These are self-explanatory and include one step in which you have to agree to the license agreement before being able to proceed. When you complete the wizard, the MapForce Server icon becomes available in Applications. The package is installed in the directory /usr/local/Altova/MapForceServer2024/ .

3.If you have not installed Altova License Server already, or if you want to upgrade to the latest version, double-click the corresponding package (.pkg) file and follow the on-screen instructions.


Licensing MapForce Server

1.Ensure that the latest version of Altova LicenseServer ( is installed and running either on the local machine or network.

2.Register MapForce Server with Altova LicenseServer. For this, you need to know either the host name or the IP address of the computer where LicenseServer runs. For example, if LicenseServer runs on, you can register it as follows:


sudo mapforceserver licenseserver


3.Log on to the LicenseServer administration interface and assign the license to the machine where MapForce Server runs.


For more information, refer to Altova LicenseServer documentation (


Post-installation tasks

If you installed MapForce Server before FlowForce Server, then, after having installed both MapForce Server and FlowForce Server, run the following command:


cp /usr/local/Altova/MapForceServer2019/etc/*.tool /usr/local/Altova/FlowForceServer2019/tools


The command above 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.

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