How to Change the Default Port for Local Embedded Server

The Visual Paradigm Local embedded server allow user to use the server dependent features on their Visual Paradigm desktop application without team collaboration support and no Internet access require. By default Visual Paradigm desktop application will run local embedded server on port 2000. In case this port conflict with your other services on than you can perform the steps below to alter the default embedded server port.

  1. Shutdown Visual Paradigm application.
  2. Delete your local embedded server.
    Windows: %localappdata%\VisualParadigm\embedded_server
    Linux: ~/.config/VisualParadigm/embedded_server
    Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/VisualParadigm/embedded_server
    * Delete embedded server will not delete your model data
  3. Create UserSpecific.options file under Visual Paradigm’s configuration directory
    Windows: %localappdata%\VisualParadigm\UserSpecific.options
    Linux: ~/.config/VisualParadigm/UserSpecific.options
    Mac: ~/Library/Application Support/VisualParadigm/UserSpecific.options
  4. Add the following line to UserSpecific.options file
    *replace XXXX with your preferred port number

Next time startup Visual Paradigm application will have local embedded server run with your specified port.

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