Applies to ReadyAPI 3.3.1, last modified on August 11, 2020

To use ReadyAPI, you need either a trial or a commercial license for one of ReadyAPI applications (SoapUI, LoadUI, or ServiceV).

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

About Licenses

A Trial license is a 14-day license that supports all the Pro features of one of ReadyAPI applications (a LoadUI 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 ReadyAPI 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 and LoadUI.

VirtServer licenses differ from other ReadyAPI 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

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


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.


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, ReadyAPI will store information on the connection to the server locally. Every time you start ReadyAPI, it gets the license from this server if there is an available license.

When you close ReadyAPI, it releases the license and another computer can use it. If you do not use ReadyAPI for 12 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 ReadyAPI.

If you need more seats for your floating license, please contact your account manager.

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

Tool-Specific and Bundle Licenses

You can purchase a license for one of the applications (for example, a SoapUI Pro license) or a bundle license for SoapUI Pro, ServiceV Pro and LoadUI Pro.


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

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


A bundle license enables all the features of SoapUI Pro, LoadUI Pro and ServiceV Pro. The maximum number of simultaneous virtual users for LoadUI Pro with a bundle license is limited to 100.

If you already have some tool-specific licenses installed, a bundle license will replace these licenses if you install it. However, the previous licenses will not be deactivated, and will be automatically applied if you uninstall the bundle license. If you want to move the previous licenses to another machine, deactivate them before installing a bundle license.

Activating Licenses

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

See Also

About ReadyAPI Licenses
License Activation

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