Installing Floating Licenses

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loadUI Pro is available as floating licenses, meaning you can share your licenses across your team from a central floating license server. The floating license will permit the same amount of simultaneous users as licenses you have purchased.
Follow these instructions to install your floating license of loadUI Pro.

1. Purchase a loadUI Pro floating license


The first thing you'll need to do to, if you haven't already, is purchase a loadUI Pro floating license. You can do that at our loadUI Pro Store, by contacting sales@smartbear.com, or by calling us at +1 978-236 7900.


2. Install the latest Java VM


You also need to make sure you have Java VM installed. Get the latest version of Java VM here, and install in on the computer that will distribute your loadUI Pro floating licenses.


3. Install the Protection License Server


Next, you'll need to download and install the Protection License Server. Do that below:

Protection License Server

Windows ProLicense server for Windows 32-bit
Windows ProLicense server for Windows 64-bit
LinuxLicense Server for Linux
Mac ProLicense Server for Mac


Once it is downloaded, launch the installer. You will then be taken to the first page below.

Protection 1


Click next on this page to go to the License Agreement page

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After accepting and clicking Next you'll be able to select the destination folder.

Protection 3


Here, you can change the default installation folder if you wish. Click Next and you will see the following page, where you can select the start menu folder that the License Server Management Console will appear in.

Protection 4


Clicking next after that will start the installation. When it is done you will be taken to the following page. Click finish.

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4. Set up the License Server


The first time you launch the Licensing Server Management Console you will be presented with the dialog-box below.

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If the IP-address of the License Server is different than that of the machine you are running on, enter the correct server address. Otherwise you can leave it as "localhost". Default login is admin (with no password). Click OK.
You can configure the credentials in the console at a later time, if you wish.

The next step is to contact us at loadUI-support@smartbear.com stating the IP-number of the machine that the license server is running on. We will then send you a license-file which you will need to install in the Licensing Server Management Console. When you have received the license, click on the License Storage tab, in the left menu.

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Then click on File -> Import Licenses...

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In the dialog-box that appears, navigate to, and select, the license key you received from us and click OK.

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That's it! You have now installed the Licensing Management Console and your loadUI Pro floating license. For more information on administrating your license(s) using the Licensing Management Console you can download the Administrator Guide (pdf)



5. Starting loadUI Pro with a floating license


After installing loadUI Pro you'll need to point it to the Licensing Server. You will only need to do this the first time you launch loadUI Pro. The first time it launches you will be prompted with the below page:

 

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Choose the "I would like a license from the Licensing Server", and click Next. This takes you to the below page.

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The Licensing Assistant will automatically detect if you have a Licensing Server installed on your network. You can also specify the IP-address of your Licensing Server manually if you wish. Click next.

Protection 12


In the next step you choose if you are using a direct connection or a HTTP Proxy to access your Licensing Server. Choose what fits your set-up and click next.

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It will now set-up your floating license. Click Finish when it is done, and you're floating license is now installed in loadUI Pro on that machine!