Getting License Information on Headless Machines

Applies to ReadyAPI 3.51, last modified on March 21, 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.

You can use the command-line License Manager to get information about your installed license.

  1. Download the License Manager from the SmartBear website.

    Note: The License Manager requires Java 12. You can use Java shipped with ReadyAPI or download the required version from
  2. To get license information, run the License Manager .bat (or .sh on Linux and macOS) file with the -i option.

    • For example, if you use Java shipped with ReadyAPI, perform the following commands:

      cd <ReadyAPI directory>\jre\bin
      <path to license manager>\license-manager.bat -i
    • If you use Java 12 installed in your operating system, perform the following command:

      license-manager.bat -i
  3. The License Manager will ask you to select what license information (ReadyAPI Test, ReadyAPI Performance or ReadyAPI Virtualization) you want to get. Specify the license by entering the relevant number.

  4. The following information will be displayed:

    • Licensed Tool

    • License Number

    • License Type

    • Issue Date

    • Expiration Date

See Also

Headless Machines

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