Datacentre Services


Datacentre Service Port

This is the TCP port to run the Datacentre service on. Default is 6699.

If you want to use SSL security, you can supply a certificate and private key PEM block by clicking the SSL settings button. For more information see http://cognito.co.nz/developer/datacentre-ssl/

Database ports start at

Off by default. Datacentre uses a TCP port for each active (open) document that is being served. Datacentre will respect the sharing port set in a document by MoneyWorks Gold if it can. If that port is in use, the next port will be tried until a free port is found. You can override this and specify a starting port for the server to use if you wish. This can be useful if your LAN has multiple Datacentre servers and you need to configure incoming NAT redirection of port ranges to each server.

Software Update Service Port

This is the TCP/HTTP port that will serve client software updates. It can also optionally run a web admin interface for (limited) remote administration of the server. Default is 6700. Remote Web Admin is off by default.

REST Service

MoneyWorks Datacentre 6.1 and later can provide a REST API to allow programmatic access to databases from HTTP clients, as well as locally-hosted javascript web apps. Default port is 6710.

For developer documentation, see the manpage at x-man-page//moneyworks-rest (Mac) or on the web at http://cognito.co.nz/developer/category/REST

MoneyWorks Datacentre may also be accessed from a local command line client. For developer documentation, see the manpage at x-man-page//moneyworks (Mac) or on the web at http://cognito.co.nz/developer/cli-manual/

Note that logging in via CLI or REST will consume a concurrent login. If all concurrent logins are currently in use, any additional connection will be refused. If you wish to guarantee that you can log in via these interfaces, you can supply a unique Gold serial number (other than the one supplied as standard with the server), that is not used by any other user. Special REST-only serials are also available.