AcctVantage Mobile Server Administration

This feature requires additional licensing. Please contact AcctVantage Sales for a quote.

The AcctVantage Mobile Server launches automatically whenever AcctVantage ERP Server is launched. You do not need to take any additional steps to 'turn on' the AV Mobile Server.

For normal operation, it is not necessary to launch the AV Server Status window unless you need to stop/restart the service.

AV Server Status - Web Server tab (IP Addresses)

The AV Server Status window is accessed via any AcctVantage Client from the Administration > AV Server Status menu item.  The main page of this window is the Web Server tab. There are other tabs in this window but most are not relevant to the AV mobile functionality.

AV Server Status - Web Server

The AcctVantage Web Server uses port 3301 for SSL traffic and 3302 for unencrypted connections.

Access the web server from inside your local network

The IP address of your server is shown on the AV Server Status window and will be used by the mobile devices and browsers to connect to the server. We suggest that you assign a permanent IP address to your server. In the example above we are using an address that is only valid on our local network. However, you may assign a public IP address for users outside of your home office.

Using the example above, to connect to AcctVantage Mobile from within your local network you would launch a web browser and enter one of these IP Addresses -> or

Access the web server from outside your local network

Your IT support or network administrator must assign a publicly available IP address and open the appropriate port to your AcctVantage ERP Server hardware. This is done on your network's router.

If you wish to use the SSL connection, you must obtain and install a security certificate from a 3rd party provider.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)

There are two ways to establish an SSL connection for the web server, a self-signed certificate or a 3rd party (CA) certificate.

  • For either type of SSL certificate, the certificate file (CRT) and matching key file (KEY) will need to be placed in the same directory as your AcctVantage data file (4DD) on the server.
  • When the AV Server app is launched, the AV web server will look for one CRT file and one KEY file. If either of these files is missing or more than one instance of either of the files is present, the SSL listener will not be established.
  • There is also an optional OPT file that the web server also looks for. If this file is present it can contain options for ssl-verify-mode and ssl-password.
  • Remember to always use port 3301 for SSL connections.


AcctVantage Mobile can use self-signed certificate for SSL encryption. This means that your data is encrypted as it passes over the web, but the security certificate has not been issued by a 3rd party provider. Using a self-signed certificate allows us to deliver an encrypted environment out-of-the-box without significant IT overhead.  The drawback is that your users will be warned that the certificate is invalid or otherwise untrusted.

3rd Party issued

For a truly secure connection, you will want to use an SSL certificate issued by one of several 3rd party providers.

In the image below you see the green text in the URL indicating that a trusted, 3rd party issued, certificate is in use.  Coincidentally you are also seeing that we've mapped our AV Mobile server to a subdomain.  Your local IT pro can help with that!

Web browser - SSL connection

Web Requests

The Web Requests tab provides a snapshot of current activity on your's not terribly exciting.

Web Requests

Web Licenses

The Web Licenses tab indicates which users are currently logged in via a web enabled device and when their 'token' is set to expire. The token is a unique key that is issued by the server when a user logs in. The token will refresh continuously while the user is active in the system. After a certain amount of time (TTL) without activity, the token will expire and the user will be prompted to re-enter a password to continue.  In the example below, Designer has 548 seconds to do something before being logged out.

The Force Expire button will cause all current tokens to be disabled and force all users to log in again.

Web Licenses


The Tasks tab is not part of the web server function; this is a general listing of Background Tasks being performed by AcctVantage Server for the local network clients.