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1. Old vs. New Style Licenses
Important if you have purchased new SoapUI Pro licenses and are still using a old (pre 4.5) version of SoapUI Pro: up to version 4.0.x of SoapUI Pro the license files have had the .lic file extension but starting with version 4.5 these license files have a different format and use the .key file extension instead. These “new-style” licenses are not compatible with older versions of SoapUI Pro; if you need an old-style license for use with an older version, log a ticket with our support group so we can generate the according licenses for you, please include a reference to your license purchase in this email and the reason you would need v4.0.1 of SoapUI Pro.
Please note that all content in the remainder of this document refers to the handling of new-style licenses, for information on how to install an old-style license please read Old Style Licenses.
If you have an existing and activated v4.5.0 or higher of SoapUI Pro, you can install the latest SoapUI Pro version without having to re-activate it.
2. Different License Types and Courtesy Mode
The following license types are currently available for SoapUI Pro:
- Trial licenses : 14 day duration
- Standard licenses : 1- 3 year duration
- Renewal licenses : 1-3 year duration, require an existing standard or renewal license to be installed
- Floating licenses : 1-3 year duration (read about how to install and user here)
When a license expires or is deactivated (see below), SoapUI Pro will go into “Courtesy Mode” which allows you to continue using SoapUI Pro with the following limitations:
- All Pro-specific features are disabled in the GUI
- Pro-specific TestSteps (DataSource, DataSink, etc.) are still executed as part of a TestCase execution but can’t be created or modified in your tests.
3. Installing your License
When starting SoapUI Pro the first time you will be prompted with the following dialog:
The floating-license scenario is covered in Installing your Floating License; here we will focus on local license files instead. Specify the .key file you received from SmartBear (you might have to unpack from the zip file first);
Press OK to move to the next step which prompts you to accept the license agreement:
Press OK to accept, after this you will be prompted to activate your license:
If you already have an activated license, select the “I Already Have Activated License” option and specify this in the following dialog.
If you have a working internet connection, select the “Activate Online” option which will prompt you for detailed user information (this step is skipped for trial and renewal licenses):
Enter your information and press the “Finish” button – you will be prompted on how to connect to our activation server:
Set up your proxy connection if required and press “Finish” – SoapUI Pro will contact our activation server and validate your license and entered information:
If all goes well the following dialog will be shown and SoapUI Pro will be ready for usage.
If an error occurs during activation you will be prompted accordingly:
- If the activation fails for network connectivity reasons you will be prompted to do offline activation instead (see below)
- If the license is not valid for activation you will be prompted with a corresponding error message and required to enter a valid license file instead.
4. Offline Activation
Offline activation requires you to send activation information to SmartBear so we can manually activate your license and send an activated license back to you. When selecting offline activation you will be prompted as follows:
Also, please check your spam folder in case the email was miscategorized as spam.
Please provide a license activation file that you received as an attachment in the email.
Press OK to start using SoapUI Pro.
5. License Deactivation
To deactivate your SoapUI Pro license, go to 'Help' menu and choose 'Deactivate License' option. You will the be presented with the following popup:
and then open this dialog:
Confirm that you want to deactivate the license (this cannot be undone!) and press the “Next” button, which will show you the following dialog (please note that the license is now deactivated!):
(If the online deactivation does not go through, try the offline option)
If you have an online connection select the “Online” option above and press “Next”. The next step will prompt you for your internet connection details (just as for license activation above):
Press next to finish the deactivation process, a progress dialog will be shown:
After completion you will either be returned to SoapUI Pro running in Courtesy Mode (if you deactivated a standard or renewal license) or you will be prompted to exit (if you deactivated a Trial).
6. Offline Deactivation
If selecting to deactivate your license offline in the process outlined above, the following dialog will be shown:
Use the “Copy” button to copy the relevant information to your local clipboard and paste it into an email to the specified address.