Sharing License Among Several Offices

Applies to TestComplete 15.51, last modified on May 25, 2023

This page refers to key-based licenses — a legacy license type used in TestComplete until version 15.48. This license type will no longer be available after September 2023. For information on the current, ID-based license type, see SmartBear ID-based Licenses.

You can use TestComplete Floating User licenses inside wide-area networks (see Using TestComplete in WAN). This gives you the ability to share one TestComplete license among different offices of your company.

By default, the search settings, which TestComplete uses to find the License Manager, work only in local networks. So, if you are going to share the license, you may need to modify the search settings or organize a virtual private network. See Using TestComplete in WAN.

Before you decide to share a license, please think of how the license will be used. If you decide to share the license among different offices of your company, the License Manager PC will reside in one of the offices, and computers from the other offices will connect to this PC to check for the license. This makes the other offices dependent on the office where the License Manager PC resides. This scheme may be inconvenient in some cases. For example, it may be inconvenient if the offices reside in different countries worldwide.

Sharing a license makes sense if one of the offices uses TestComplete frequently and others use it from time to time. If several of your offices use TestComplete heavily, we recommend purchasing individual licenses for each of the offices.

See Also

General Questions
Using TestComplete in WAN

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