Upgrading TestLeft Licenses

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

This page is related to key-based licenses — a regular license type. For information on the new ID-based license type, see SmartBear ID-based Licenses.

If you have a TestLeft license and want to run more product instances, you can purchase the needed number of licenses as new licenses or as an upgrade to your existing license. This topic explains the difference and helps you choose the correct way to upgrade.

Upgrade or a New License?

If you have a Node-Locked license, you cannot upgrade it. To run more product instances, buy them as new individual licenses. Consider upgrading to a Floating User license for easier license management.

If you have a Floating User license, you can either purchase a new license or add product instances to your existing license. If you upgrade your existing license, you will get an upgrade file you will apply on your License Manager PC. Your old licenses will be replaced with the upgraded one.

Upgrade From a Node-Locked License to a Floating User One

If you have a Node-Locked license and want to upgrade it to a Floating User one, contact the SmartBear Sales Team.

How to Purchase an Upgrade

To purchase new TestLeft licenses or upgrades, please contact the SmartBear Sales Team.

You can also order new licenses or upgrades from one of our partners.

Where to Activate an Upgrade

You can choose one of the following approaches —

  • Apply the upgrade to the computer where your current license is activated.

    We will generate an upgrade file that you will apply on your License Manager PC. After that, your License Manager PC will support the product instances that the upgraded license provides.

  • Move the license to another computer and apply the upgrade there.

    To do this, you deactivate your license on your current License Manager PC. Then, we will generate a new license key for you, which you will use to activate the product on another computer.

Activating an Upgrade

  1. Log in to your SmartBear Account:


    To log in, you will need the user name, email and customer ID of the license holder. You can find these details in the email message we sent you after you purchased the license.

  2. After you log in, your SmartBear Account page will show a list of products you own. From the product list, go to the TestLeft product page.

  3. Find the license for which you purchased the upgrade. Click Upgrade your license.

    (This link becomes available after you purchase an upgrade for the license. If there are no available upgrades for the license, the link is not shown).

  4. A click on the link opens the Upgrade Your License wizard that will guide you through the upgrade process.

    Follow the instructions you will see on screen.

    Below is a brief description of the upgrade steps:

    1. The wizard will ask you to verify the upgraded license.

    2. Then, it will ask you how you will apply the upgrade:

      • You can either apply the upgrade on your current License Manager PC, or
      • You can move the license and apply the upgrade on another computer.
    3. If you choose to apply the upgrade:

      • The wizard will generate a special file containing the updated license data. Download this file to your License Manager PC.

      • On the License Manager PC, open the following URL in your web browser:


        This will open the Sentinel Admin Control Center page.

      • Click Update/Attach in the Options menu on the left.

      • On the subsequent page, choose the license data file that you've downloaded and click Apply File to upgrade the license on the License Manager PC.

    4. If you choose to move the license to another computer:

      • Deactivate your license on your current License Manager PC.

        The deactivation procedure includes several steps. Follow the instructions you will see on screen.

      • After the license is deactivated, the wizard will generate a new license key. You can find it on the TestLeft product page of the My SmartBear section of our web site. Log in to this section of the web site, copy the license key and use it to activate your license on a new computer. This computer will become the License Manager PC for the upgraded license.

See Also

Licensing TestLeft - How To

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