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Change Database Port

If needed, you can change the default port used by the database instance for the Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform. Please complete the following commands to avoid conflicts between versions.


If you are changing the port within the database, those changes must be applied through your database system by an administrator. To limit downtime, port number changes should be done at the same time in the platform and the database. For more information, please see the documentation included with your database product.


By default, PostgreSQL and the platform use port 5432 for communication. If that port is not available at install/upgrade time, the next available port is used, which is typically 5433. This change may occur if a previous version of PostgreSQL is on the same server. When a non-default port number is used, the platform must be configured to use it. For more information, see Change Database Port.


By default, the ports for all databases are set to the default database port for PostgreSQL. For more information on the default database ports, see Database Parameter Reference.


  1. Stop the Alteryx services. For more information, see Start and Stop the Platform in the Install Guide.

  2. Stop the database server.

  3. Change the port number in the database administration console. For more information, see the documentation provided with your database distribution.

  4. Start the database server. Verify that it is listening on the new port number.

  5. Restart the platform.

  6. Login to the application.

  7. You can apply this change through the Admin Settings Page (recommended) or trifacta-conf.json. For more information, see Platform Configuration Methods.

  8. Modify the port properties for any of the following databases:

    Database Name

    Parameter area

    Alteryx database


    Jobs database


    Scheduling database


    Time-based Trigger database


    Configuration Service database


    Artifact Storage Service database


    Job Metadata Service database


    Authorization Service database


    Orchestration Service database


    Optimizer Service database


    Secure Token Service database


    Connector Configuration Service database


    For more information, see Database Parameter Reference.

  9. Save your changes and restart the platform.

  10. Verify that you can login and run a simple job. See Verify Operations in the Admin Guide.