Administrator Guide

A "administrator point of view" description of the Mobyle system is available in french at (many thanks to its author, Anthony Bretaudeau, from the GenOuest platform).
There is a mailing list (mobyle-users) for the Mobyle administrators. This is a moderated and low traffic list where we discuss about Mobyle admin subjects like new release for instance. You are welcome to subscribe to this list at

Mobyle installation, configuration, and maintenance.

Installation and configuration

Mobyle is distributed under GNU General Public License, version 2 (GPLv2) license.

A completely automated setup procedure, which tests for requirements and handles version upgrades "gracefully", is now included in Mobyle distribution.
Installation and configuration documentation can be found here:


To maintain your Mobyle server, we provide some tools on Mobyle/Tools:

  • mobclean: to clean the job or/and anonymous session,
  • mobjobw: to list the running jobs,
  • mobkill : to kill a job.

Maintenance tools usage instructions are detailed in the README textfile of the Tools folder (source:/tags/release_1_5_1/Tools/README).

Mobyle service descriptions

Mobyle uses XML descriptions to describe biological software interfaces. A collection of service definitions ready to use with Mobyle is distributed under GNU Lesser General Public License, version 2.1 (LGPLv2.1) license (go to Download section).
For people who would like to write new service descriptions can refer to the service description guide here (source:/tags/release_1_5_1/Doc/service_description_guide.pdf).

A few related authoring and deployment tools are also available on Mobyle/Tools:

  • mobvalid: to check that xml syntax is compliant with Mobyle "rules",
  • mobtypes: to analyze xml types,
  • mobdeploy : to deploy the programs interfaces in Mobyle.

Mobyle Network

The Mobyle server can run either as a standalone server (this is the default), or as a part of a "Mobyle Network". This feature authorizes the administrator of a server to import/export programs from/to other servers. To learn more, please refer to configuration guide (source:/tags/release_1_5_1/Doc/Admin/configuration_guide.pdf). A tutorial illustrating how to take advantage of the MobyleNet to model the 3D structure of the sunflower protein corresponding to the HuCL01857C002 genomic information is available "here": .

Last update: Updated almost 9 years ago