System Requirements

Last modified: September 02, 2020

Server is supported on desktop computers, stand-alone servers, and virtual machine environments with the following minimum requirements.

Required Minimums for Server 2020.3 (Current)

Machine 64-bit
OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 or later
Chip Quad core (single chip)
Processor 2.5 GHz or faster
Disk Size 1 TB

Other Requirements

Administrator Rights Administrator rights are required to install Server.
Predictive Tools Install Install Predictive Tools to run workflows that use the Predictive Tools on Server. 
Base Address The base address is the URL that users will use to access the Gallery. The URL defaults to http://localhost/gallery/ which can be used to run the Gallery locally on the machine.
SMTP Server SMTP host information is required for Gallery email notifications. Notifications and account validations are managed via email.
Default Gallery Administrator

This depends on the type of notification selected when the server settings were configured. The Gallery administrator is given permission to access the Gallery and manage users and workflows.

  • If using Windows Authentication, provide the username of a domain user.
  • If using Built-in Authentication, provide the email address of the site administrator during configuration and then provide the first name and last name on sign in to complete the Gallery Admin account registration.
Database type

If you are configuring the machine to run a Gallery instance, you must use MongoDB. MongoDB version 4.0 is embedded with Server 2019.3 and newer. If you are upgrading from a version prior to 2018.1, you will need to upgrade to a version between 2018.1-2019.2 before upgrading to 2019.3. MongoDB versions 3.0, 3.4 and 4.0 are supported for User-managed instances.

  • For embedded MongoDB, the host, username, and password are automatically generated. 
  • For user-managed MongoDB, specify the host, username, and password from your MongoDB instance.

If you were previously using SQLite for Alteryx Scheduler, jobs have to be manually re-scheduled when switching to MongoDB.


These are the default ports used by Server. You can customize Server ports if necessary.


  • 80: AlteryxService, Non-SSL/TLS AlteryxServerHost (webserver), and AlteryxAuthHost (Authentication Service)
  • 443: AlteryxServerHost (webserver) and AlteryxAuthHost (Authentication Service) with SSL/TLS
  • 27018: Embedded MongoDB
Loopback only
  • 5562: AlteryxMetrics
  • 8700-8799: Python for Insights
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