Running ABBYY FlexiCapture 12 SDK inside a Docker container

This section provides the instructions on running ABBYY FlexiCapture 12 SDK inside the Docker container. Two alternative scenarios are described: you may use ABBYY Licensing Service either inside the container or outside the container.

An Online License, which connects to *.abbyy.com license server, is used for both cases.

Note: ABBYY Licensing Service can work with only one Online License at the same time.

You need:

  • your Customer Project ID
  • an Online License token file
  • the password to the license token file

You need to fulfill the following conditions for using an Online License wherever ABBYY licensing service is installed:

  • Active Internet connection
  • Allowed connections to *.abbyy.com on port 443

Before launching the Docker container in which ABBYY FlexiCapture SDK will run, you need to:

  1. Download and install Docker for Windows on your machine as described on the official Docker website.
  2. Enable Hyper-V and Containers Windows features.
  3. Switch to Windows Containers using the Docker desktop menu.
  4. Download an image of Windows to be installed into the container:
docker pull mcr.microsoft.com/windows/servercore:<tag>
    
  1. Create an empty directory and put into it:
  • InstallerFolder — a directory with ABBYY FlexiCapture SDK distribution kit
  • TestAppFolder — a directory with
    • Online License token file
    • test application compiled to use this token file as well as the password to it and your Customer Project ID
  • DeployFCSDK.cmd — a command-line script to install ABBYY FlexiCapture 12 SDK
  • TestFCSDK.cmd — a command-line script to run the test application
  • Dockerfile — a file with the settings for the container to be created. This file must contain:
FROM mcr.microsoft.com/windows/servercore:<tag>
WORKDIR /app
ADD . /app
RUN DeployFCSDK.cmd
CMD TestFCSDK.cmd
    

Licensing Service outside the container

ABBYY Licensing Service should be installed outside the container if all containers use one Online License.

Follow the instruction:

  1. Make sure the network port on a machine with Licensing Service is opened in your firewall security settings (ABBYY Licensing Service uses 3024 port by default).
  2. Make sure the LicensingSettings.xml file on a machine with Licensing Service contains the following settings:
  <LocalLicenseServer>    
<ConnectionProtocol ProtocolType="TCP/IP" />
  </LocalLicenseServer>
    
  1. Use the ABBYY FlexiCapture SDK 12 Runtime (x64).exe file to install ABBYY FlexiCapture 12 SDK at runtime on 64-bit Windows by specifying inside the DeployFCSDK.cmd the following command (the servername parameter is the host address where the Licensing Server is installed):
.\InstallerFolder\"ABBYY FlexiCapture SDK 12 Runtime (x64).exe" /qb /v INSTALLDIR="LibraryInstallationPath" SERVERNAME=<LicensingServer_host_Address> LICENSESRV=No
    
  1. To run the test application, specify the following commands inside the TestFCSDK.cmd:
.\<TemplateFolder>\Test.exe
    

The TestFCSDK.cmd script will be run automatically after launching the container.

  1. Open the command line and start the container building process:
docker build -t <name> 
    
  1. Run this command to specify an image to derive the container from after the building process succeeds:
docker run <name>
    

To make an Online License available for all containers you must run any application which uses this license on a machine with Licensing Service (see Developing online-licensed applications).

If you have a problem connecting to ABBYY Licensing Service, please make sure your LicensingSettings.xml file in LibraryInstallationPath\ folder inside the container has these settings:

  <LicensingServers>
<MainNetworkLicenseServer ServerAddress="LicensingServer_host_Address" ProtocolType="TCP/IP" />
  </LicensingServers>

    

Licensing Service inside the container

To install the Licensing Service, refer to the Installing the Licensing Service.

Follow the instruction:

  1. Use the ABBYY FlexiCapture SDK 12 Runtime (x64).exe file to install ABBYY FlexiCapture 12 SDK at runtime on 64-bit Windows by specifying inside the DeployFCSDK.cmd the following command:
.\InstallerFolder\"ABBYY FlexiCapture SDK 12 Runtime (x64).exe" /quiet INSTALLDIR="LibraryInstallationPath"
    
  1. To run the test application, specify the following command inside the TestFCSDK.cmd:
.\<TemplateFolder>\Test.exe
    

The TestFCSDK.cmd script will be run automatically after launching the container.

  1. Open the command line and build an image from a container:
docker build -t <name>
    
  1. Run this command to create a container layer over the image and start it:
docker run <name>
    

See also

Installing the Licensing Service

Licensing

Activation

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