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Installation on macOS

MobileTogether Server is available for installation on macOS systems. Its installation and setup procedure is described below.


Click to expand/collapseSystem requirements

macOS 10.12 or newer

Java for macOS (latest version)


Click to expand/collapseInstall Java for OS X

You must install Java for OS X in order for MobileTogether Server to run. The latest version at the time of writing (Java for OS X 2014-001) is available at: For the latest Java for OS X version provided by Apple when you install, do a search for Java for OS X at the Apple website. (Note that this Java version for OS X might not be the latest Java version provided by Sun Microsystems, but this is the version you need to install.)



Click to expand/collapseUninstall old versions of Altova server products

Before uninstalling MobileTogether Server, stop the service with the following command:

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


To check whether the service has been stopped, open the Activity Monitor in Finder and make sure that MobileTogether Server is not in the list.In the Applications folder in Finder, right-click the MobileTogether 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 command:

sudo rm -rf /usr/local/Altova/MobileTogetherServer/


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 MobileTogether Server.



Click to expand/collapseDownload the disk image file

Download the disk image (.dmg) file from the Altova website (



Click to expand/collapseInstall MobileTogether Server

Click to open the downloaded disk image (.dmg). This causes the MobileTogether Server installer to appear as a new virtual drive on your computer. On the new virtual drive, double-click the installer package (.pkg). 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. To eject the drive after installation, right-click it and select Eject.


The MobileTogether Server package will be installed in the folder:

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

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


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


After starting MobileTogether Server server daemon, you can open the Web UI page of MobileTogether Server in order to configure MobileTogether Server. Open the Web UI page by going to the Applications folder in Finder and double-clicking the MobileTogether Server icon there.



Click to expand/collapseAltova LicenseServer

In order for any Altova Server product—including MobileTogether Server—to run, that server product must be licensed via an Altova LicenseServer on your network.


The Altova LicenseServer installation package is available on the virtual drive you have mounted in the previous step. To install Altova LicenseServer, double-click the installer package included on the virtual drive and follow the on-screen instructions. You will need to accept the license agreement for installation to proceed.


Altova LicenseServer can also be downloaded and installed separately from the Altova website (


The LicenseServer package will be installed in the folder:



For information about how to register MobileTogether Server with Altova LicenseServer and license it, see the section, Licensing on macOS.



Click to expand/collapseLicenseServer versions
Altova server products must be licensed either with the version of LicenseServer that is appropriate to the installed MobileTogether Server version, or with a later version of LicenseServer.
The LicenseServer version that is appropriate for a particular version of MobileTogether Server is displayed during the installation of MobileTogether Server. You can install this version of LicenseServer along with MobileTogether Server, or 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 MobileTogether Server.
If you install a new version of MobileTogether Server and if your installed LicenseServer version is older than the appropriate LicenseServer, install the latest version 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: 3.2




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