This page is related to file-based licenses — a legacy license type used in ReadyAPI 3.44.1. This license type will be sunsetted from October 2023. For information on the current ID-based license type, see SmartBear ID-based Licenses.
To use ReadyAPI, you need either a trial license or a commercial license for one of ReadyAPI tools (ReadyAPI Test, ReadyAPI Performance, or ReadyAPI Virtualization).
If you do not have a license, you can request it on our web site.
For information on VirtServer licenses, see Licensing VirtServer.
For information on TestEngine licenses, see Licensing TestEngine.
There are several license types for ReadyAPI depending on the tools you are going to use: ReadyAPI Test, ReadyAPI Performance, and ReadyAPI Virtualization. You can purchase a license for one of the tools or the bundle license for all of them.
A license for a ReadyAPI tool, for instance, for ReadyAPI Virtualization, enables all its features (including the Pro features), plus the basic features of the other tools: ReadyAPI Test and ReadyAPI Performance.
Each license can be of the fixed or floating type:
Fixed licenses allow running the product by one user on one computer. They can be deactivated a limited number of times to change the computer or the user who can use ReadyAPI.
Floating licenses allow multiple users to run the product on different machines, but each license can be used only by one user at a time.
For detailed information on the license types, see ReadyAPI License Types.
You activate licenses in the License Manager dialog.
To open the dialog, select Help > License Manager from the main menu of ReadyAPI.
In the dialog:
Select the desired tool.
Click one of the following buttons:
Follow the instructions in the subsequent dialog boxes. Below are links to step-by-step descriptions.
The actual steps to be performed depend on the license type:
You can install a renewal license after receiving it. Click Install License and specify the license. When the start date of the renewal license comes, ReadyAPI will automatically bring up the activation dialog with the same credentials as those of your previous license. If you deactivate the license, both licenses will be deactivated and exported to a single file.
|Note:||After you activate a license, it becomes bound to your computer. You cannot activate this license again until you deactivate it.