Install Frontline Connector

This guide shows how to install Frontline Connector on Linux.


  1. Download the .jar file of the Frontline Connector from our precompiled Connector Application with XLSX and CSV import.
  2. This.jar file needs to be uploaded to the server at the location: /var/opt/frontline/connector.jar

Wrapping the JAR

  1. Provide the .jar file as a service.
  2. Connector Service needs to be created manually. The path should be /etc/systemd/system/connector.service



   ExecStart=java -jar /var/opt/frontline/connector.jar


Configuring the Connector

1. Register the service with the command:

  systemctl enable connector.service

2. Start the service with the command:

  systemctl start connector.service

3. Show the status of the service with the command:

  systemctl status connector.service

Configuration files are created during the first launch of the service in the FRONTLINE_HOME directory.

4. Open the %FRONTLINE_HOME%/config/configuration/ file .

5. Configure the "xserver.url" and "xserver.port" parameters of




Configure the API Key

In order to connect to the Frontline Command Center, an API key is required for authorization of the connector.


To get an API key,

  1. Log in to Frontline Command Center as sysadmin.
  2. Navigate to Configuration and then Users.
  3. In Users list, double-click on the user named "Frontline Connector".
  4. A detailed view opens with the key in the "User Info" section.

Note: Firewall configurations should allow access to the ports used in the settings.

5. Restart the service.

If the configurations were successful, the logs display lines like these:

25 Sep 2018 15:31:27,660 INFO  ServiceController - Registering EVENT-Service with xServer
25 Sep 2018 15:31:27,933 INFO  ServiceController - Registering TROUBLESHOOTER-Service with xServer
25 Sep 2018 15:31:27,957 INFO  ServiceController - Registering inspection-Service with xServer
25 Sep 2018 15:31:28,201 INFO  ServiceController - Registering PICKING-Service with xServer
25 Sep 2018 15:31:30,519 INFO  IntegrationService - Started IntegrationService in 8.665 seconds (JVM running for 10.55)

If the Frontline Connector has the web UI enabled, it can be accessed using the URL configured in the properties (e.g. http://123.456.789.10:8081).