Applies to ReadyAPI 3.0, last modified on December 06, 2019

This topic describes how to activate a fixed license offline. This mode is not recommended. Use it only if your computer does not have an Internet connection. Otherwise, use the online activation mode.

Note: You can also use a Floating license.

Apply License

  1. Launch ReadyAPI.

    • If you do not have an active license, ReadyAPI will display a message asking you to activate a license:

      "No valid license found" message

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      Click Yes.

    • If you have an active license for any tool, select Help > License Manager from the main menu:

      License Manager in the main menu

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  2. In the License Manager dialog, select the tool for which you want to install the license, or select any tool if you want to install a bundle license. Click Install License:

    Install license

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  1. In the Install License wizard, select License from file and specify the name of your license file (.zip or .key) in the License from File box. You can either type the file name, or click Browse and choose the file in the subsequent dialog.

    Note: You can find the license file in the email message that you received from SmartBear after requesting a ReadyAPI license.

    There is no need to unzip the license file. You can specify the .zip file name.

    Install license from file

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    Tip: To learn how to check out a Floating license, see Applying Floating Licenses.
  2. Click Next.

Activate License

  1. On the next page of the wizard, select Offline

    Note: The Online and Online with Proxy options correspond to online activation. See Online Activation.
    • The wizard shows instructions on what you should do and the data you must send to the SmartBear license server:

      Offline activation message

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    • Open your email client and create a new email message on a computer connected to the Internet.

    • Specify the information provided by the wizard in the message and send it to license-activation@smartbear.com.

      Proceed with the activation only after you receive an email with an activation key from SmartBear.
      Usually, this happens within several minutes.

      Check the spam directory of your email client if the email has been detected as spam.

  2. After you receive the activation email from SmartBear, save the activation file attached to the email to some directory on your drive.

    Do not rename the activation file. It may cause an error.
  3. Click Next.

  4. On the next page, specify the key file you received from the SmartBear license server and click Finish to complete the activation.

    Activation file dialog

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In Case of an Error

In case of an error, you will see a message explaining the problem. See Troubleshooting for information on typical issues and possible solutions.

If you are unable to solve the problem, contact our Support Team. We will be glad to help you.

See Also

Fixed License Activation

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