Applies to

The article applies to the following products and versions:
 ​Product: iRise Definition Center
 Version:all versions


This article describes how to change the port iRise Definition Center uses to simulate. The change involves modifying two property files that the Definition Center uses at startup. Care should be taken to make backup copies of these files before making any modifications so that you can return to the previous state if need be.


  1. Make a backup copy of the x:\iRise\DefCenter\Tomcat\conf\ and server.xml files (on older versions of the software the directory path will be x:\iRise\Simulator50\Tomcat\conf).

  2. Open the file with Notepad or any other text editor and find the following lines:

  3. Change the port number on the second and third lines (as highlighted above) to another unused port on your system. To check to see if a particular port is available, open a command prompt, type the following:

  4. Press Enter. A listing of the current ports in use on your machine will be displayed. Save and close the file after making your changes.

  5. Next open the server.xml file with Notepad or any other text editor and find the following section:
     <!-- Define a non-SSL HTTP/1.1 Connector on port determined by iRise installer user entry -->
     <Connector port="80"
     disableUploadTimeout="true" />

  6. Modify the port number in quotations to be the same port you used in the file. For reference, the port in the snippet above is set to 80, as highlighted.

  7. Restart the Definition Center service to implement the port change. Navigate to Windows Services on the Definition Center machine (Start > Settings > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services) and find the iRise Definition Center service. Highlight the service, right click and choose restart. After you have restarted the iRise Definition Center service, launch a browser and bring up the login page on the new port:
     Login to ensure that the change was made successfully.

Note: For version up to 9.0, the SSL default port is 443 and cannot be changed. From v9.1 onwards, the SSL port can be modified in much the same way as above, but ensure the port number is changed in the SSL connector component rather than the non-SSL connector component in the server.xml file.

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