License Manager Dialog

Applies to ReadyAPI 3.51, last modified on February 16, 2024
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In the License Manager dialog, you can activate, renew, export, and deactivate ReadyAPI licenses.

The dialog looks different depending on the status of the license installed:

License Manager

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License Manager

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License Manager

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If you have no product licenses installed, ReadyAPI will offer you to open this dialog on startup.

To open the dialog manually, select Help > License Manager from the main menu.

The dialog lists all the available license types. The activated licenses are marked with the icon.

For each product, you can see license details, such as the license status, license type, license key, and the expiration date.

License Operations

To manage your license:

  • Switch to the tabbed page of the product you want to work with.

  • Click one of the following buttons:

    Button Description

    Start Pro Trial

    Activates a trial license.
    This option is available only if no license is installed.

    Install License

    Opens the License Activation wizard that you can use to activate or update a commercial license.
    You can install a floating or fixed commercial license that will start later. It will be activated when your current license expires.

    Check In

    Releases a floating license.

    Uninstall License

    Deactivates a fixed license and exports it to a directory.

    Buy Renewal

    Opens the online store and puts the required license to your cart. You can then proceed to the checkout to get the renewal license.
    This option is available only when the license is about to expire or has already expired.

    Notify Purchaser

    Creates an email with information on when the license expires and the link you can use to buy a renewal.
    This option is available only when the license is about to expire or has already expired.

Note: It is possible to use fixed and floating licenses for ReadyAPI applications on the same computer.

See Also

License Types
Renewing Licenses

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