This topic provides detailed information on installing ReadyAPI. Binary installers are available for Windows, Linux, and macOS.
To run ReadyAPI, your computer must meet certain system requirements.
Also, you will need either a ReadyAPI trial license or a commercial Pro license for one or for all ReadyAPI tools (ReadyAPI Test, ReadyAPI Performance, ReadyAPI Virtualization). A Pro license for one of the tool enables basic functionality of the other ones.
ReadyAPI will ask you to activate your license when you run the product for the first time.
For current ReadyAPI users:
If you have an active license of ReadyAPI, you do not need to activate a new license.
VirtServer requires a separate license.
If you install ReadyAPI on the Ubuntu operating system, you should run the following command to avoid an error during the installation:
Download the installer for your platform from the ReadyAPI Downloads Center.
If you install ReadyAPI on a Linux machine, make sure the installer has the appropriate permissions and can be executed. To do this, run the
chmod +x ./ReadyAPI-x64-3.5.1.sh
You can also download the installer via ReadyAPI Updater.Show instructionShow instruction
Select Help > Check for Updates.
Click Download in the New Version Check dialog.
Specify the download location and click Next.
Select either Yes, execute the update installer now or No, I will execute the update installer later and click Finish.
Note: If you select to execute the installer later, the steps in the Installation Wizard may differ.
Run the installer. The installer will unpack the files and prepare them for installation:
If ReadyAPI is not installed on your computer, you will see the Welcome screen. Click Next to proceed with the installation:
If ReadyAPI is already installed on your computer, you will be asked if you want to update the current installation or to install the product anew to a different directory. Select the needed option and click Next:
Tip: Point to to see where the current installation is located. If you downloaded the installer via ReadyAPI Updater and selected to run it later, click Next in the Wizard.
If you install ReadyAPI for the first time, or have chosen to install it to a different directory, the wizard will ask you to specify the installation folder:
When the installation is complete, you can select the Run ReadyAPI check box to run ReadyAPI upon closing the wizard. You can also select the Create a desktop icon check box to create a desktop icon for ReadyAPI.