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Licensing on macOS

MobileTogether Server must be licensed with Altova LicenseServer. Licensing is a two-step process:


1.Register MobileTogether Server with LicenseServer. Registration is done from MobileTogether Server.
2.Assign a license to MobileTogether Server from LicenseServer. Download the latest version of LicenseServer from the Altova website, and install it on your local machine or a machine on your network.


The steps to carry out are given below in brief. For detailed information, see the LicenseServer user manual at the Altova website.


Click to expand/collapseStart LicenseServer

To correctly register and license MobileTogether Server with LicenseServer, LicenseServer must be running as a daemon. Start LicenseServer as a daemon with the following command:

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


If at any time you need to stop LicenseServer, replace load with unload in the above command:

sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.altova.LicenseServer.plist



Click to expand/collapseStart MobileTogether Server

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

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


If at any time you need to stop MobileTogether Server, use:

sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.altova.MobileTogetherServer.plist


To set up and configure  MobileTogether Server, open its Web UI (Setup) page in one of the following ways:


Double-click the MobileTogether Server 5.4 icon in the Applications folder of the Finder
Enter the URL of the Web UI page in the address bar of an Internet browser: http://<serverIPAddressOrName>:8085


Firewall Note

Make sure that the port address is not blocked by your firewall.



Click to expand/collapseRegister MobileTogether Server

To register MobileTogether Server from the command line interface, use the licenseserver command:

sudo /usr/local/Altova/MobileTogetherServer/bin/MobileTogetherServer licenseserver [options] ServerName-Or-IP-Address


For example, if localhost is the name of the server on which LicenseServer is installed:

sudo /usr/local/Altova/MobileTogetherServer/bin/MobileTogetherServer licenseserver localhost


In the command above, localhost is the name of the server on which LicenseServer is installed. Notice also that the location of the MobileTogether Server executable is:



You can also register MobileTogether Server from the Settings tab of MobileTogether Server's Web UI. Essentially: (i) Start MobileTogether Server via ServiceController (see previous point); (ii) Enter your password to access the Setup page; (iii) Select the LicenseServer name or address, and click Register with LicenseServer.


After successful registration, go to the Server Management tab of LicenseServer's configuration page to assign a license to MobileTogether Server.



Click to expand/collapseAssign a license

After successfully registering MobileTogether Server, it will be listed in the Server Management tab of the configuration page of LicenseServer. Go there and assign a license to MobileTogether Server.


The licensing of Altova server products is based on the number of processor cores available on the product machine. For example, a dual-core processor has two cores, a quad-core processor four cores, a hexa-core processor six cores, and so on. The number of cores licensed for a product must be greater than or equal to the number of cores available on that server machine, whether the server is a physical or virtual machine. For example, if a server has eight cores (an octa-core processor), you must purchase at least one 8-core license. You can also combine licenses to achieve the core count. So, two 4-core licenses can also be used for an octa-core server instead of one 8-core license.


If you are using a computer server with a large number of CPU cores but only have a low volume to process, you may also create a virtual machine that is allocated a smaller number of cores, and purchase a license for that number. Such a deployment, of course, will have less processing speed than if all available cores on the server were utilized.


Note:Each Altova server product license can be used for only one client machine—the machine on which the Altova server product is installed—at a time, even if the license has unused licensing capacity. For example, if a 10-core license is used for a client machine that has 6 CPU cores, then the remaining 4 cores of licensing capacity cannot be used simultaneously for another client machine.


MobileTogether Server licenses

MobileTogether Server licenses are based on the number of CPU cores on the MobileTogether Server machine. Core licenses allow an unlimited number of MobileTogether Client devices to connect to the server. However, if you check the Limit to single thread execution check box, then only one mobile device will be able to connect to the MobileTogether Server at any time. This is useful for evaluation and small-scale testing. Note that, if, in this case, a second device connects to MobileTogether Sever, then it will take over the license. The first device will not be able to connect any more and will receive an error message to this effect.



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