Online License Activation

This information applies to SwaggerHub On-Premise.

Note: This page explains the license activation procedure when replacing an existing license. If you are activating a license during the initial installation of SwaggerHub, refer to Activating Your License.

SwaggerHub On-Premise uses a subscription model, which means your license must be renewed periodically. You may also need to replace the license if you want to add more seats. The administrator can see the license expiration date and how many seats are used on the License page of the Admin Center.

Licenses can be activated online and offline. Online activation requires an Internet connection so that SwaggerHub can connect to the SmartBear licensing server.


Online activation requires a direct connection (no proxy) from the SwaggerHub VM to on ports 80 and 443. If this is not possible, use offline activation instead.

Online activation procedure

The steps below are for SwaggerHub On-Premise version 1.18.1 and later. They may be a bit different in earlier versions.

  1. Open the Admin Center.

  2. Select License on the left.

  3. Click Update License and browse for your license file.

    Uploading a license
  4. Make sure the switch on the left says Online, and click Upload.

The new license will be applied immediately.

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