Installing LucaNet.Web Client

Last modified on 2023-10-30


LucaNet.Web Client is a web-based component that enables financial data from LucaNet to be displayed and analyzed in a web browser on a user computer or tablet.

To use LucaNet.Web Client, you must first complete the following steps.

Please note:

The latest functions of LucaNet.Web Client are available in LucaNet 24. We therefore recommend that you install or update to LucaNet 24. More information about the new functions can be found at What's New in LucaNet 24?

Please also note that with the introduction of our new licensing and pricing model at the end of January 2023, LucaNet.Web Client will only be available to customers of our rental or SaaS solution. 

To work with the new functions of LucaNet.Web Client, depending on how you use the LucaNet software, proceed as follows:  

  • As a LucaNet.Cloud (SaaS) user, simply ask LucaNet to upgrade you to LucaNet 24. LucaNet will update your databases and send you the URL to start using LucaNet.Web Client. If necessary, contact your LucaNet consultant. Once the software has been updated to LucaNet 24, you can skip steps 1–4 and perform the basic configuration if necessary.  
  • As an existing On-Premises user, you must first upgrade to LucaNet 24 and then install LucaNet.Web Server. To do this, carry out steps 1–4 one after the other and then perform the basic configuration if necessary. 
  • As a new On-Premises user, you must first install LucaNet 24 and then install LucaNet.Web Server. To do this, carry out steps 1–4 one after the other and then perform the basic configuration if necessary.

Step 1: Installing and Activating LucaNet 24

Install LucaNet 24 or upgrade your installation to LucaNet 24. You can find all the necessary information for this via the following links: 

Step 2: Installing LucaNet.Web Server

LucaNet.Web Server is the server component that hosts LucaNet.Web Client and provides the data from LucaNet.Financial OLAP Server for display in the web browser. 

Tips and Technical Information
  • LucaNet.Web Server must be installed on the server on which LucaNet.Financial OLAP Server is running. 
  • LucaNet.Web Server and LucaNet.Financial OLAP Server must not be running on the same port, otherwise one of the two servers will not be able to start. 
  • LucaNet.Web Server can only be installed as a service. On macOS, LucaNet.Web Client can therefore only be used if LucaNet.Financial OLAP Server is running onLinux or MS Windows because installation as a service is not possible on macOS. 
  • If you want to install LucaNet.Web Server on Linux via console, you can find the instructions here.

To install LucaNet.Web Server:

  1. Start LucaNet.Software Manager on the server on which LucaNet.Financial OLAP Server is installed. 
  2. Click Install application.  
  3. Click Retrieve application from another server.
  4. Enter the URL of the LucaNet.Financial OLAP Server that you have installed (e.g. http://mylucanetOLAPServer:87). 
  5. Click Continue.
    'Choose server' step in LucaNet.Software Manager
  6. Choose LucaNet.Web Server and click Continue.
     'Select application' step in LucaNet.Software Manager
  7. Change the port so that LucaNet.Web Server and LucaNet.Financial OLAP Server are running on different ports.
  8. Keep the preconfigured settings under Start service.
  9. Click Install.
    'Settings' step in LucaNet.Software Manager
  10. Click Finish when the message Installation completed is displayed. 
    LucaNet.Web Server is then displayed under My applications
     LucaNet.Web Server installed in LucaNet.Software Manager

Step 3: Activating LucaNet.Web Server

LucaNet.Web Server and HTTPS are then activated in LucaNet.Server Administrator

  1. Start LucaNet.Server Administrator
  2. Navigate to LucaNet.Web Server in the Configuration workspace. 
  3. Choose Activate and edit the port, if necessary. The specified port must match the port being used for the LucaNet.Web Server installed in step 2.
    Activating LucaNet.Web Server

Step 4: Starting LucaNet.Web Client

To start LucaNet.Web Client, you must enter the installation address of LucaNet.Financial OLAP Server in the address toolbar of your browser:  

  • If you are a LucaNet.Cloud customer, you can get the URL from LucaNet.Support or from your LucaNet consultant.
    Alternatively, you can also generate the URL as described below.
  • If you are using LucaNet On-Premises, do the following:
  1. Start LucaNet.Financial Client.
  2. In the menu Extras | LucaNet.Web Client, choose one of the following commands:                     
  • Start LucaNet.Web Client to directly open LucaNet.Web Client.
  • Copy URL to clipboard, to copy the URL address to the clipboard.

    Starting LucaNet.Web Client
Tips and Technical Information
  • You can also find the URL in LucaNet.Software Manager:
    • Under My applications, select the LucaNet.Financial Client with the desired database.
    • The URL for LucaNet.Web Client can be found in the Downloaded from field.
  • If you neither have access to LucaNet.Software Manager nor LucaNet.Financial Client please contact your system administrator, LucaNet.Support, or your LucaNet consultant.
  • Save a URL for LucaNet.Financial OLAP Server on your DNS serer so that users of LucaNet.Web Client can enter the saved URL in the web browser instead of the IP address.

See Basic configuration for information on how to adapt LucaNet.Web Client to your requirements.