Installation Guide

Applies to ReadyAPI 3.53, last modified on June 07, 2024

This topic provides detailed information on installing ReadyAPI. Binary installers are available for Windows, Linux, and macOS.

To learn how to install VirtServer, see VirtServer Installation.
To learn how to install ReadyAPI in silent mode or from the command line, see Installing ReadyAPI from the Command Line.

Before installing

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.

Ubuntu prerequisites

If you install ReadyAPI on the Ubuntu operating system, you should run the following command to avoid an error during the installation:

sudo apt-get install fontconfig

Installation steps

  1. 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 ./

    You can also download the installer via ReadyAPI Updater.

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  2. Run the installer. The installer will unpack the files and prepare them for installation:

    Preparing install
  3. If ReadyAPI is not installed on your computer, you will see the Welcome screen. Click Next to proceed with the installation:

    Welcome screen

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    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.
    Installer start

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    If you downloaded the installer via ReadyAPI Updater and selected to run it later, click Next in the Wizard.
  4. 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:

    Install location

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  5. 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.

    Finish installation

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  6. Click Finish.

See Also

ReadyAPI Documentation
System Requirements
ReadyAPI Licensing
VirtServer Installation

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