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Version: 8.1

Gateway Port Reference

Port Reference

An Ignition server uses many ports to manage information between itself and other Ignition servers, OPC servers, devices, and other services such as SMTP and ERP servers. The following table describes the default ports an Ignition server may use for communication. Most are configurable and some of these ports may be on a computer other than the one Ignition is installed on (that is, if MySQL is installed on a different computer, the Ignition server will not be using port 3306). This is not a complete list of TCP ports, and there are a few UDP and broadcast ports in the list. Ignition will potentially use other ports if you are connecting to additional services or devices. Setting ports may be possible for some of the following, but will depend on their respective software.

Ignition Ports

PortDirectionProtocolConfigurableDescription
80IncomingTCPYesDefault port setting to access the Ignition Gateway when using Ignition Cloud Edition.
443IncomingTCPYesDefault SSL port setting to access the Ignition Gateway when using Ignition Cloud Edition.
1883IncomingTCPNoMQTT Unencrypted. Outgoing port if using an external MQTT broker, Listen port on Ignition if using the Distributor module.
4096IncomingTCPYesLegacy port for Ignition OPC UA server. Versions 7.9 and prior used this port for UA server communications. When upgrading from Ignition 7 to 8+, the legacy port will initially be used.
4445OutgoingUDP/broadcastYesDefault send port for multicast messages that makes the Gateway discoverable on a local network.
4446IncomingUDP/broadcastYesDefault receive port for multicast messages that makes the Gateway discoverable on a local network.
6501IncomingTCPNoThe port utilized by Vision's Local Client Fallback feature.
8043IncomingTCPYesDefault SSL port setting to access the Ignition Gateway.
8060IncomingTCPYesDefault SSL port setting for the Gateway Network (metroSSLPort in the Gateway XML file).
8088IncomingTCPYesDefault port setting to access the Ignition Gateway. Also the non SSL port for the Gateway Network.
8883IncomingTCPNoMQTT SSL/TLS. Outgoing port if using an external MQTT broker, Listen port on Ignition if using the Distributor module.
17342IncomingUDPNoReceive Port for SMS with Alarming.
17341OutgoingUDPNoSend port for SMS with Alarming.
62541IncomingTCPYesDefault port for Ignition OPC UA server.

Other Common Software/Hardware Ports

PortDirectionProtocolConfigurableDescription
102OutgoingTCPNoSiemens Step 7 controller software.
135OutgoingTCPNoDefault port for DCOM communication (old OPCDA servers).
389OutgoingTCPYesDefault port for Active directory if this is being used.
465OutgoingTCPNoSMTP protocol used if Alarming is configured.
502OutgoingTCPYesDefault Modbus port.
1433OutgoingTCPYesDefault MSSQL port.
1521OutgoingTCPYesDefault Oracle port.
2222OutgoingTCPNoAllen Bradley Drivers (Ethernet/IP I/O DMA).
3050OutgoingTCPYesDefault Firebirdsql port.
3306OutgoingTCPYesDefault MySQL port.
5060IncomingTCP/SIPNoSend Voice Notification to SIP server.
5432OutgoingTCPYesDefault Postgresql port.
8000IncomingTCP/RTPNoTransfer/com for SIP server.
9600OutgoingTCPNoOmron FINS/TCP port.
9600Incoming + OutgoingUDPNoOmron FINS/UDP bind and remote ports.
44818OutgoingTCPNoAllen Bradley Drivers (Ethernet/IP Symbolic/General).
47808Incoming + OutgoingUDPNoBACnet device configuration remote port.
49320OutgoingTCPYesDefault Kepware port.
50000OutgoingTCPYesDefault IBM DB2 port.

Ignition Activation URLs

Activation TypeURL (TCP communication)
6 Character (1 time/as needed)https://api.inductiveautomation.com/activation/activate
8 Character (regular communication)https://licensing.inductiveautomation.com/v1-activation/leased/activate
https://licensing.inductiveautomation.com/v1-activation/leased/nonce

For more information, see Ignition Activation.