Applies to Ready! API 2.0, last modified on May 16, 2017

To use Ready! API, you need either a trial or a commercial license for one of Ready! API applications (SoapUI NG, Secure, LoadUI NG, or ServiceV).

If you do not have a license, you can request it on our web site.

About Licenses

A Trial licenses is a 14-day license that supports all the Pro features of one of Ready! API applications (a LoadUI NG trial license provides the Pro features, but limits the number of available virtual users).
A trial license cannot be renewed. If you need more time to evaluate the product, please contact our Support Team. Also, a trial license cannot be applied after a commercial license was used.

Commercial Pro licenses are time-limited (1-3 years).
A commercial license for one of Ready! API applications activates all the features of this application (including the Pro features) and enables the basic functionality of the other applications. For instance, a ServiceV Pro license allows you to use all the features of ServiceV, as well as the basic features of SoapUI NG, LoadUI NG, and Secure.

VirtServer licenses differ from other Ready! API licenses and are activated from the console.
Both trial and commercial licenses can be activated on physical and virtual computers and on cloud machines.

Fixed and Floating License Types

Ready! API uses fixed and floating licenses. You can use fixed and floating licenses for different tools on the same computer.

Fixed

A fixed license allows only one user to run the product on a computer where it was activated. To activate a license, you use the License Manager dialog. To change the computer or user, you can move the license.

Floating

A floating license allows multiple users to use the product on different computers, but each license can be used only by one user at a time.

To activate a floating license, you use Floating License Server.

When you check out a license in the License Manager dialog, Ready! API will store information on the connection to the server locally. Every time you start Ready! API, it gets the license from this server if there is an available license.

When you close Ready! API, it releases the license and another computer can use it. If you do not use Ready! API for 6 hours (if you do not work with it and there are no running tests), the floating license will be released automatically. When you return to work, you will be able to obtain the license again. This way, you use the license only when using Ready! API.

To stop using the applied license, check in the license in the License Manager dialog. This will clear the connection information and Ready! API will no longer be able to get the license automatically.

Tool-Specific and Bundled Licenses

You can purchase a license for one of the product applications (for example, a SoapUI NG Pro license) or a bundled license for several applications.

Every license for a Ready! API application enables all the features of this application (including the Pro features) and the basic functionality of the other applications. For example, a LoadUI NG Pro license enables all LoadUI NG features, as well as the basic functionality of SoapUI NG, Secure, and ServiceV.

If you need the Pro functionality of these tools, purchase the corresponding Pro license.

Activating Licenses

The license activation steps depend on the license type you have. For detailed information, see Activating Licenses.

See Also

About Ready! API Licenses
Activation