Configure the Development Version of MATLAB Web App Server

To configure the development version of MATLAB® Web App Server™:

  1. Navigate to the development version of MATLAB Web App Server installation location and run the server application. For information about installing the server, see Install the Development Version of MATLAB Web App Server.

    PlatformSteps

    Windows®

    (Administrator)

    Default location of the server application is:

    C:\Program Files\MATLAB\MATLABWebAppServer\R2020a\application

    Right-click MATLABWebAppServer.exe and select Run as administrator.

    Linux®

    Default location of the server application is:

    /usr/local/MATLAB/MATLABWebAppServer/R2020a/application

    At the shell prompt, type:

    run_MATLABWebAppServer.sh <MATLAB_Runtime_Location>

    For example:

    run_MATLABWebAppServer.sh /usr/local/MATLAB/MATLAB_Runtime/v98

    macOS

    Default location of the server application is:

    /Applications/MATLAB/MATLABWebAppServer/R2020a/application

    Double-click the app MATLABWebAppServer.app

  2. Click the Service Registration tab, and select one of two options:

    • Register the web apps services using the default accounts

      Selecting this option registers two services:

      • A service to run the server represented by the tab Server Service User.

      • A service to run the apps represented by the tab Worker Service User.

      Operating SystemServer Service InformationApps Service Information

      Windows

      Account Name: MwWebAppServerR2020a

      Service Name: mw-webapps-R2020a

      Account Name: MwWebAppWorkerR2020a

      Service Name: mw-webapps-launcher-R2020a

      Linux

      Account Name: MwWebAppsServerR2020a

      Service Name: mw-webapps-R2020a

      Service File: /etc/systemd/system/mw-webapps-R2020a.service

      Account Name: MwWebAppsWorkerR2020a

      Service Name: mw-webapps-launcher-R2020a

      Service File: /etc/systemd/system/mw-webapps-launcher-R2020a.service

      macOS

      Account Name: MwWebAppsServerR2020a

      Service Name: com.mathworks.mw-webapps-R2020a

      Service File: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.mathworks.mw-webapps-R2020a.plist

      Account Name: MwWebAppsWorkerR2020a

      Service Name: com.mathworks.mw-webapps-launcher-R2020a

      Service File: /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.mathworks.mw-webapps-launcher-R2020a.plist

    • Register the web apps services using existing local accounts

      Selecting this option requires you to register two services represented by the tabs Server Service User and Worker Service User using two local account names and passwords.

  3. You can start or stop the installed service from the Configure and Run tab. The service is automatically started once the service is successfully registered. If the service does not start automatically, click Start.

    1. Start/Stop the server.

    2. Open the web apps home page.

    3. Open the app folder containing the web app archive (.ctf) files.

    4. Open the server log folder.

    5. Specify the port number. Default port is 9988.

    6. Startup Timeout (sec): Defines the maximum time to prepare a new session for the requested app, in seconds. If server is under heavy load or hardware is not adequate, you may need to tweak this setting. Default value is 45 seconds.

    7. Session Timeout (min): Defines the time interval in minutes after which session will be stopped on the server. When session is running and browser tab is opened, periodic heartbeat messages will let server know that user is still interested in the session. If session was abandoned for reasons like computer going to sleep or network disconnected, this interval will define for how long the session will be kept alive on the server. Default value is 5 minutes.

    8. Enable SSL and use HTTPS. For more information, see Enabling HTTPS.

  4. Once you have installed and started the server, click the Open App Folder button to open the folder where compiled web apps are served from. Then serve your web apps by dropping their appName.ctf files in this folder. If the path specified for App Path does not exist, it is created after you start the service.

  5. To open your web apps home page, click Open Home Page.

    You can also configure the service by specifying:

    • the port number used for your web apps

    • timeout values for the session and for startup time

    After making any changes, click Apply to save your configuration.

  6. To stop the service, go to the Configure and Run tab, and click Stop.

  7. To unregister the service, go to the Service Registration tab, and click Unregister.

Note

  1. The maximum number of sessions that the server supports is limited to 32. However, the amount of RAM on the machine may limit you to fewer than 32 sessions.

  2. The server limits the number of MATLAB Compiler™ licensed users who can upload and run web apps to 10.

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