Bind a Client

Client Binding

By default, each Tabris client can talk to every Tabris server. While this is very comfortable during development time it’s often needed to bind a client to a specific type of server. With type, we don’t mean the Server URL. The type is something an application needs to define.

Creating a Binding

When registering your application on the server, you are using the TabrisClientInstaller. There are two install methods on it. One is taking a second argument called serverId. This id will be transferred to the client during the first request. The client (App) also needs to define this id to allow the connection. This can look like this:

TabrisClientInstaller.install( application, "myTabrisApp" );

In this snippet, we define the id myTabrisApp. After instructing the server to use this id it only allows clients that are sending this id.

Disable the Tabris Version Check

By default only Tabris clients can connect to a server that uses the same version e.g. a 1.3 Server and a 1.3 Client. With this we can guarentee that the accessing client is working as expected. Anyway, during development time it’s sometimes useful to disable this check. This can be done on the server by setting this system property:


Custom Version Check

In some cases the default version check of Tabris is not enough e.g. if you want to have a strict or range based comparison. For this reason you can set a custom VersionCheck on the TabrisClientInstaller:

TabrisClientInstaller.setVersionCheck( new VersionCheck() {

  public boolean accept( String clientVersion, String serverVersion ) {
    return clientVersion.equals( serverVersion );

  public String getErrorMessage( String clientVersion, String serverVersion ) {
    return "You shall not pass!";
} );