Install the Uniface Community Edition

The Uniface 10 Community Edition is a free version of Uniface that enables new and experienced developers, and others interested in Uniface 10 to explore, learn, and use Uniface 10 to build and test applications.

Note: The Uniface 10 Community Edition is only supported on Windows 10.

Before you begin:

If you have previously installed the Uniface Community Edition, the installer may upgrade the current installation or install the current version alongside the older version. This depends on the version number of the existing installation and where you choose to install Uniface.

  • Existing version is 10.3—Uniface 10.4 will be installed alongside the older version. If you want to use your existing data, you will need to migrate the Repository to the new version. You will find your existing installation in C:\Program Files\Uniface\ Uniface 10 Community Edition and the new one in C:\Program Files\Rocket\Rocket Uniface 10 Community Edition
  • Existing version is 10.4.01 or higher—the existing version will be upgraded if it has a lower version number than the version being installed, and you are installing to the same location. Thus, if you previously installed Typical and choose Typical again, that installation is upgraded. If you previously installed using Advanced and choose the same installation folder, that installation is upgraded.

Note: It is not possible to downgrade to a previous version of the Community Edition, nor to upgrade the Community Edition to the Enterprise Edition.

To download and install the Uniface 10 Community Edition:

  1. Go to the Rocket Community download site and register for the Uniface Community Edition.

    You will receive an Entitlement Certificate email containing your Entitlement ID, which you will need to activate the Uniface CE licenses.

  2. Download the Uniface package. This is a self-extracting zip file which will automatically start the Uniface Setup program.
  3. In the first screen you are prompted to read and agree to the end-user license agreement. You must agree before you can continue with the installation.

    If you wish, you can print the License Agreement file.

  4. When prompted for the installation mode, choose one of:
    • Typical—install using the default installation parameters.

      You can review the parameters in the next screen before continuing with the installation.

      If you would prefer to customize the installation, for example, choosing different installation and data folders, account names and passwords, you can click Back and then choose Advanced.

    • Advanced—you will be prompted for every installation parameter

      The Setup program provides on-screen information about each parameter.

      Installation ParameterDefault Value
      Installation directoryC:\Program Files\Rocket\Rocket Uniface 10 Community Edition
      Program folderRocket Uniface 10 Community Edition
      User data directoryC:\Users\UserName\Rocket Uniface 10 Community Edition

      Important: Do not choose a directory under C:\Users\UserName\Documents. This directory is protected by Windows Defender from ransomware, and will cause the installation to fail.

      Java Runtime Environment (JRE) Configuration

      Use the JRE shipped with Uniface (OpenJDK 8)

      Uniface uses the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) for selected functionality, including running web applications and parsing XML.

      If you already have a JRE, you can choose to use that instead.

      Character Set SelectionWestern European (CP1250-ISO8859-1)
      Uniface Router (URouter) Service Name

      Rocket Uniface 10 Community Edition URouter

      The Uniface Router is part of the testing and deployment environment and is installed as a Windows service.

      URouter TCP/IP port number First of two consecutively available port numbers starting at 13001
      Uniface Server account name/password:UnifaceServer / Uniface_Server123

      The Uniface Server is part of the testing and deployment environment and runs under a Windows user account

      Uniface Router Monitor account/passwordUnifaceServer / Uniface_Server123

      The Uniface Router Monitor is an application for managing Uniface Routers and Servers. It requires a Windows account with privileged access.

      Tomcat Service Name

      Rocket Uniface 10 Community Edition Tomcat

      Apache Tomcat is used as the web server for Uniface web testing environment. It is installed as a Windows service.

      Tomcat TCP/IP Port NumberFirst of four consecutively available port numbers starting at 8080
  5. You are then prompted to activate your license. Copy and paste the Entitlement ID from your registration email into the appropriate field. You can also choose to edit your machine's friendly name on this screen. This is a human readable fingerprint used to uniquely identify your machine on the EMS customer portal, and store it in the SCC database. You can change this from the default displayed to something that is meaningful to you. Click Activate to continue the installation.
  6. After choosing the installation mode (and setting installation parameters for Advanced mode), and entering your Entitlement ID, review the settings before continuing. Click Next to proceed with copying the files, or Back to change specific parameters.
  7. At the end of installation, you can choose whether or not to start the Uniface IDE right away. By default, it is automatically started.

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