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Installation: Public-facing Omniscope (Mobile) Server setup
  •     steve August 8, 2014 5:05AM
    The Omniscope installer includes two apps:
    1. Omniscope - a native desktop app that opens and explores IOK files (the free Viewer). When activated, enables analysing and editing your own data, configuring and authoring IOKs, and also DataManager for importing, transforming and exporting data.
    2. Omniscope Server - a native desktop app or background server process comprising the Scheduler (for automating IOK updates and publishing) and Mobile Server, a production grade http server for a web-based Omniscope Viewer.

    Providing you have a Server Edition license you can host a public Omniscope server like ours:
    Note that Server Edition licenses are sold by number of concurrent web users supported, an individual user being a browser instance on either a desktop or mobile device.

    Hardware needed

    To experiment, or for smaller files, a reasonable desktop or laptop will do. We support Windows, Mac and common server-class Linux distributions. You can simply run the Server app from your start menu shortcut, after activating.

    For a production-grade system, you'd want it always-on, with a UPS, hardware redundancy, etc., probably hosted in a datacenter or IaaS cloud like Amazon EC2.

    Install configuration

    You'd also ideally want to install Omniscope to run as a service, i.e. in the background on startup, without a user desktop session logged in.

    Once you have the Server app open, you'll see the links to the default sharing folder and serving web address in the Omniscope Server window. Drop some IOKs in the sharing folder and start browsing locally.

    To make it publicly available:
    1. Configure security options as needed
    2. Enable port forwarding on your external network firewall
    3. Buy a domain name
    4. Configure the domain to point to your firewall's external IP address
    5. If using user logins, you should also buy an SSL certificate and configure HTTPS only access.

    You now have a public server available at

    For more details see


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