Exporting and Importing Licenses

Applies to ReadyAPI 3.52, last modified on April 18, 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.

For more details regarding licensing support, please refer to this link.

Exporting a license

Exporting a license means you make a backup of your license. You export a license during the product deactivation – you simply save the license information to a file. After you got the file with the exported license, you can activate the license on another computer by specifying that file.


  • Exporting works for fixed licenses only.

  • License deactivation disables the Pro features of the tool. If you disable a license for some of the ReadyAPI tools, and if you do not have a Pro license for at least one other tool, you will not be able to use ReadyAPI.

To learn how to deactivate your license, see these instructions:

Importing a license

You can activate (import) an exported license on another computer. To do this, simply specify your exported license file when activating the license. For information on license activation, see these topics:

See Also

Fixed License Activation
License Types

Manage fixed licenses
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