You can activate licenses on headless machines by using a command-line license manager.
Download the License Manager packaged application from the SmartBear website.
|Note:||The License Manager requires Oracle Java version 8 (JRE 1.8.x.x). You can download it from the Oracle website.|
Run the License Manager .jar file with the
-f <license file> option.
The License Manager will ask you to choose the activation mode (Online or Offline).
If your computer can access
https://activation.smartbear.com, enter 1 to select online activation.
If your computer does not have an Internet connection, enter 2 to select offline activation.
If you select online activation, the License Manager will ask you to provide the following credentials:
After you specify your credentials, the License Manager will activate the license.
Offline activation is usually used when the computer you want to activate ReadyAPI on does not have Internet access. When you select offline activation, the License Manager displays text like this one:
|Do not close the License Manager window until you complete the activation.|
Copy this text and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org from a computer with an Internet connection. The SmartBear license service will activate your license and send you the activation file that you can use to activate your local ReadyAPI copy.
|Tip:||On Windows, you can right-click and select Mark to select text in the command line. Then, press Enter to copy the selected text. Make sure to remove extra line breaks before sending an email.|
When you receive the response, copy the activation.key file to the computer where you want to activate the license and specify the path to it in the License Manager window. This activates the ReadyAPI copy on the computer.