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Installation on macOS

StyleVision 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


Click to expand/collapse FlowForce Server integration

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


cp /usr/local/Altova/StyleVisionServer2019/etc/*.tool /usr/local/Altova/FlowForceServer2019/tools


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



Click to expand/collapseUninstall old versions of Altova server products

In the Applications folder in Finder, right-click the StyleVision 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/StyleVisionServer2019/


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 StyleVision Server.



Click to expand/collapseDownload the disk image file

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



Click to expand/collapseInstall StyleVision Server

Click to open the downloaded disk image (.dmg). This causes the StyleVision 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 StyleVision Server package will be installed in the folder:

/usr/local/Altova/StyleVisionServer2019 (application binaries)

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




Click to expand/collapseAltova LicenseServer

In order for any Altova Server product—including StyleVision 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 StyleVision 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 StyleVision Server version, or with a later version of LicenseServer.
The LicenseServer version that is appropriate for a particular version of StyleVision Server is displayed during the installation of StyleVision Server. You can install this version of LicenseServer along with StyleVision 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 StyleVision Server.
If you install a new version of StyleVision 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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