MapInfo Pro

  • 1.  MapInfo connection to MapInfo License Manager

    Posted 09-02-2021 13:20

    We're going to be deploying our MapInfo License Manager into a Public Cloud environment.  All traffic between our desktop environment (where MapInfo Pro will be deployed) and the cloud environment will be subject to L4/L7 inspection for malware detection, intrusion prevention, etc..
    I'm trying to figure out :-

    • What protocol is used for MapInfo Pro --> License Manager traffic?
    • Is there any bespoke encryption on that session?
    • Can the MapInfo Pro/license manager session cope with L4/L7 inspection?
    • Is there any kind of a session authentication?
    • Is the connection always initiated outbound from the MapInfo App to the License Manager?


    James Gascoigne
    Knowledge Community Shared Account

  • 2.  RE: MapInfo connection to MapInfo License Manager

    Posted 09-09-2021 03:16
    Hi James

    There is a bit more detail here:

    And this post describes how you can manage what ports are being used by the MapInfo LSU:

    I know we are looking into using HTTPS instead of HTTP. I'm sure @Andrei Veselov can share a bit more details on this.​

    Peter Horsbøll Møller
    Principal Presales Consultant | Distinguished Engineer
    Precisely | Trust in Data

  • 3.  RE: MapInfo connection to MapInfo License Manager

    Posted 09-09-2021 23:06

    Here is an article from Flexera (our licensing vendor) that explains how client software communicates with the license server:

    As you can see from the article, some additional security changes will be available in their next release.

    Hope it helps,

    Andrei Veselov
    Troy NY