Free up a License Seat

Applies to TestLeft 15.40, last modified on March 17, 2022

This page is related to new SmartBear ID-based licenses.
For information on regular key-based licenses, see Key-Based Licenses.

This page explains how to free online ID-based licenses, that is, the licenses controlled by the SmartBear license servers available on the Web. If you are working in a private network, you use offline licenses, and you free them in a different way. For details, see Free an Offline Fixed User License and Free an Offline Floating License.

When you want to free your license seat

Your license, whether it is Fixed User or Floating, allows you to run TestLeft on different computers.

You consume a license seat when you are working with TestLeft: creating or running tests, or simply having the product open in your system.

To use TestLeft on another machine, you need to stop using it on your current computer. You can do this in several ways.

Option 1 — Close TestLeft

When you close TestLeft, it frees your license seat making it available for usage on another machine.

Note that TestLeft stores information on your SmartBear account on your computer, and you will not need to specify your email and password next time you launch the product on your machine.

Option 2 — Log out

Click on the TestLeft UI Spy toolbar and then click Log out:

Log out

TestLeft will ask your confirmation. Click Yes.

This will log you off of TestLeft and free your license seat (or seats if you have multiple licenses consumed). TestLeft will remove the information on your SmartBear account, and you will need to specify your email and password to consume the license.

Option 3 — Free by admin

The license administrator can interrupt your session in the SmartBear Licensing Portal to free the license seat, or they can revoke the license. In this case, TestLeft will stop running and will display a notification message for you.

If the admin interrupted your license session, you can try consuming the license by re-running the product.

If the admin has revoked the license, then you are unable to use it unless they assign a license to you again.

See Also

SmartBear ID-based Licenses
Free an Offline Fixed User License
Free an Offline Floating License

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