How do I install the DYMO Label Web Service?
First, download the appropriate installer for your OS. You can find them at the following URL:
Double-click on the installer and follow the directions provided by the install wizard.
Double-click on the DMG file to mount it. Select the newly mounted volume and double-click on the PKG file found within it. Then follow the directions provided by the install wizard.
The DYMO Label Web Service is installed as long as you have installed DYMO Label Software 8.5.3 or newer using the express “Express” mode.
If you choose to install DYMO Label Software in “Custom” mode, be sure to select the DYMO Label Web Service component as follows:
If installed, there will be an executable file named DYMO.DLS.Printing.Host.exe within the DLS working folder (normally found within the C:\Program Files (x86)\DYMO\DYMO Label Software folder on Windows and the /Library/Frameworks/DYMO/SDK folder on Mac).
You should see the DLS application icon within the system tray. Right-click this icon to display a context menu. The menu displays the web service’s status (i.e., “Started on port 41951” or “Stopped”).
The following shows what it looks like on Windows.
On Mac, the DLS application icon and context menu will appear within the system tray like this:
Open a Finder window, navigate to the /Library/Frameworks/DYMO/SDK/ folder, and click on the DYMO.DLS.Printing.Host.app icon.
Open a terminal prompt and enter the following command:
launchctl start com.dymo.dls.webservice
You can start or stop the web service at any time by open right clicking on the service’s icon in the system tray and choosing the Start service and Stop service menu items, respectively. Although API functions will not execute after stopping the service, the service icon will remain in the system tray after stopping it.
Clicking the Configure menu item will cause a configuration window to appear. This allows you to change the language and listening port. The web service will normally try to use the first available port within the 41951-41960 range. You can override this behavior by checking the Use single port checkbox, which makes the service only try using the specified port only. You cannot specify a port number that does not fall within the specified range. The service will not try using any other port if an error occurs while using this option.
Click the Diagnose menu item within the context menu while the service is running. If the self-test succeeds, a dialog box will appear asking you to open a test page in your browser to see if SSL certificate is working.
Click the Yes button to open your default web browser. The browser should display a page indicating the web service is running correctly. The page address should be something to the following effect:
The port number may vary from machine to machine.