This document describes the installation of Web Port server, client and how to install addons and drivers.
Install the Web Port server by running "Web Port Setup.exe" and then follow the instructions. The choices given during the installation are described in more detail below.
- Language selection.
This selection will also become the default language in Web Port after installation.
- Installation Location
This selection indicates the installation path for Web Port.
- Select components
Allows you to choose which components to install. In order to install the server part of Web Port, "Server Installation" must be checked.
- Start Menu folder
Provides the opportunity to influence where the shortcuts to Web Port should end up in the start menu.
- Program mode
Indicates whether Web Port server should be run as a service or as stand-alone application.
- Server data location
Indicates where data linked to Web Port server is to be saved. This applies, for example, to databases and project data.
- Server Settings
Server port indicates what port the Web server in Web Port listens to. By default, this is set to 8090. Here it is also possible to indicate which language code the web server uses by default. This is set to the language selected in step 1 of the installation.
Settings made during installation can be changed via the file webport.conf which is located in the data folder of Web Port (default C:\ProgramData\WebPort). This file contains settings such as server port and language.
More settings, such as Web Port client settings, are available through the Registry Editor (regedit.exe). These are accessible for x86 systems under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WebPort and for x64 systems under HKEY _LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\WebPort
As a client, either a web browser or the Web Port client software can be used. To use Web Port's own client, "Web Port Setup.exe" is run and the selection "Client Installation" is made in the list of whic
components to install. The clients main use case is touch panels and for all other use cases any web browser will be the preferred way of accessing Web Port.
When client is selected during the installation, it is possible to change the following settings.
- Server address
The URL the client connects to. By default, http://localhost: 8090
- Full Screen
Indicates whether the client is to be run in full screen mode.
- Display screen keyboard
Indicates whether the built-in on-screen keyboard is displayed in the client.
- Exit command
Indicates a keyboard combination that closes the client.
Settings made during installation can be changed via the Registry Editor (regedit.exe). These are accessible for x86 systems under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WebPort and for x64 systems under HKEY _LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\WebPort
When the client is started in full screen mode, it can be closed by pressing ALT + F4. If a keyboard is missing, a character combination can be set that closes the client. This combination is indicated by the exitCommand registry key. The client is closed when this combination is entered on the on-screen keyboard and the ENTER key is pressed.
Addons and drivers
To add add-ons or drivers, run "Web Port Setup.exe". In the list of available add-ons and drivers, the desired choices are made and the installation is completed as usual.
Make sure to exit the Web Port server if it is previously installed before running the installation.
Web Port can the license capabilities of a system it is possible to insert a hardware license with e.g. developer license even if a software license is already available.
If the hardware license is desired, this must be stated when ordering the license. A USB key is then sent by mail and then connected to the computer where Web Port is installed.
If the software license is to be used, the installation is done first. Then log in as an admin user (username: admin, password: admin) and navigate to:
SYSTEM SETTINGS/SERVER/License Information
If possible, choose a primary network card, preferably a physical one that does not run the risk of disappearing and make sure it is attached to a network.
If a virtual server is used, make sure that the primary network card has a fixed MAC address.
Then send the Computer ID to email@example.com and refer to the order in question. If no order has been made, the Computer ID can advantageously be provided directly upon ordering which speeds up the licensing process. A license file is created based on your order and then returned via email.
There are two ways of adding a software license in Web Port.
- Place the license file "WebPort.lic" in the Data directory for Web Port. This is easily reached via the start menu. Then restart Web Port for the new license to apply.
- Upload the license file in Web Port through the web interface by clicking License information and then Upload, browse to and select your webport.lic file. Then restart Web Port for the new license to apply.
Web Port has a specific licence type called developer licenses. These licenses are active for 12 hours, after which Web Port must be restarted for a renewed period of time.
Developer licenses are unlimited in terms of pages, drivers and add-ons.
Extension of license
If a license is to be extended, this is done via a form at www.kiona.com. Indicate the license that applies and how the license should be extended. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. When the license has been extended, a new license file will be sent through e-mail. This file (WebPort.lic) shall then be copied to the USB key in case of hardware license or to the Web Port data directory in case of software license (see info box under Software license above). Replace existing file and then restart Web Port.