The Board Connector Server runs as a Windows service with the main process ‘C:\Program Files\BOARDConnector\BCService.exe’.

BCService.exe starts the following listener processes and listens on the following ports by default:

Listener Process Default Port Comment
Theobald.Bc.Web.Listener.exe 8097 (HTTP) and 8197 (HTTPS) ports can be changed
Theobald.Bc.Rpc.Listener.exe 8096 port can be changed
BCAPIServer.exe 8098 port can not be changed, no encryption

The server processes use different ports for communication.

  • The web server accepts extraction calls from the Board server via HTTP(S).
  • The configuration server communicates with the Board Connector Designer.
  • The API Server makes the extractions’ metadata available to the Board server’s data reader.

Warning! Changing the default ports
After manually adjusting the default ports, the Board Connector service does not start.
The stored ports are already assigned and must be adapted in the following config files.
C:\Program Files\BOARDConnector\config\server\config\general.json
C:\Program Files\BOARDConnector\config\server\web\general.json

If manual adjustments of the port number are necessary, ask your network team for the correct ports.

Note: Administrator access rights are required for altering the config files.