Applies to ReadyAPI 3.4, last modified on October 21, 2020

This topic describes how to consume a floating license from Protection! Licensing Server 5 that is compatible with ReadyAPI 3.3.1 and later. If you use earlier version, see Check Out Floating Licenses (Legacy).

Requirements

  • Before checking out a floating license on your machine, you need to install and configure the server on your computer or on some machine in your local network. See Configure License Server 5.x for details.

  • Your computer must have access to the license server. Make sure the firewalls and proxies in your network do not block the access.

  • The machine where ReadyAPI is installed should be able to connect to the license server machine by using the IP address for which the license is issued. In most cases, it means that there should not be NATs, load balancers, and other intermediates that remap the IP address of the license server machine.

  • If you access the floating License Server through a firewall (for example, from a remote server or from home), you will need to open port 443. Ask your system administrator for assistance, if needed.

Applying the 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. On the first page of the wizard, select Check out floating license from license server:

    ReadyAPI Licensing: Checking out floating licenses

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    Tip: To learn how to activate a license using a license file, see Fixed License Activation.
  2. Specify the license server’s name or IP address and the port number. If you connect to the license server via a proxy, select Use Proxy and specify the proxy settings.

    Note: If you do not know whether you use a proxy or not, ask your system administrator for assistance.
  3. Click Finish. The wizard will connect to the specified server and request a license from it.

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

Floating License Activation

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