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The UnForm server manages the operation of an Apache web server, which provides browser access for server management and document libraries when archiving is enabled.  On Windows, this server is bundled with the server install. On Unix, there must be an Apache server available on the system.  Apache is generally pre-installed on any Unix or Linux system, and is readily available from the operating system vendor if it is not already installed.


When installing on Unix systems, the script will look for the Apache server at several standard locations.  If not found, it will prompt for a path to the httpd executable and also the Apache home directory where its 'modules' directory is located.


When the UnForm server is started, it in turn creates an Apache configuration file (apache.conf) based on configuration settings defined in uf100d.ini, and starts a private instance of the Apache web server, by default listening on the port 27392.  To access this server, open a browser to a URL like this:


This will open the UnForm 10.0 portal page on the address specified, which provides links to other browser-based features of the UnForm server.







You can access certain features directly, without the portal page: for archive library access for server manager access for design tool access



Login Access

Most options require a login.  Logins consist of a user ID and password, and are defined in the Administrator options of the archive browser interface, which are available when logged in as an administrative user.  When the system is initially installed, there will be one administrative user pre-defined, user ID of "admin", password of "admin". Use this login to manage this and other users.



External Access

Often, the UnForm server is behind a router in a private address space.  To access it from the internet requires configuring the router to forward a router port to the UnForm server address and port.  The router's firewall may also require configuration to allow connections to that port.


It is also possible to configure an external web server to provide access via a reverse proxy mechanism.  For example, an Apache web server located in the cloud could be configured to router a certain subdomain to an UnForm server behind a router, using the Apache ProxyPass directive.  Here is a sample httpd.conf section:




        ProxyPass /



The above would create a virtual host accessed by the server name specified,  The ProxyPass directive causes Apache to retrieve all files from the site, which represents the public address of the network where the UnForm server is installed, where port 27392 is forwarded by the router to the UnForm server machine in its local network.


Under an IIS web server, you can create a new site that uses a universal URL Rewrite feature that defines a reverse proxy inbound rule to the public address and port of the UnForm web server.  Access to the IIS site retrieves content from the UnForm server behind the router.


See your web server documentation for reverse proxy configuration.