Offline Activation of a Trial License

Applies to ReadyAPI 3.53, last modified on June 26, 2024
Important Notice for ReadyAPI Customers

ReadyAPI has moved to SmartBear License Management and from October 2023, file-based licensing will be retired. As of September 2023, all licenses issued for your subscription term will be ID-based licenses by default. If you are not currently on ID-based licensing, it's time to migrate immediately. File-based licensing will no longer be supported as of October 2023. This means that technical support requests related to file-based licensing will not be accommodated. If you encounter technical issues that you're unable to resolve, it could lead to service interruption. For customers still in the process of migration, we recommend reaching out to your Account Manager to discuss your migration plan. Alternatively, you can log a support request with our Customer Care Team for assistance.

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This topic explains how to activate a trial license offline. You may need to do this if the machine where you want to use ReadyAPI does not have an Internet connection.

  1. If you do not have ReadyAPI installed, download and install it.

  2. Launch ReadyAPI.

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

      ReadyAPI Licencing: No valid license found message

      Select Yes.

      Note: If you have downloaded a trial version of ReadyAPI and run it for the first time, you can go to the fifth step.
    • If you have an active license for any tool, select Help > License Manager from the main menu.

      License Manager in the main menu
  3. In the License Manager, select the desired tool and click Start Pro Trial.

  4. If the License Manager does not have all the required contact information, it will show a dialog where you can specify it. After you specify the required information, click OK.

  5. You will see a message that says that your computer does not have an Internet connection.

    Click OK.

  6. ReadyAPI generates a link for downloading the trial license file:

    API testing with ReadyAPI: Offline activation of a trial license

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  7. To download a license file, copy the generated link and paste it to the address bar of the browser on a computer connected to the Internet.

  8. Copy the downloaded license file to a computer where you want to use ReadyAPI.

    In the License Manager, click Install License and specify the downloaded file.

    Note: There is no need to unzip the license file. You can specify the .zip file name.
    API testing with ReadyAPI: Install the license offline

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The trial license is applied to the desired tool:

License Manager 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

Trial License

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