UFT supports a variety of license editions, each bundled with a different subset of FT functionality.
|Includes the use
of these products:
|UFT Ultimate||UFT Enterprise||UFT Pro (LeanFT)|
|UFT Pro (LeanFT)|
|Mobile Center (for functional testing purposes only)|
Additionally, use a UFT Runtime Engine license when you need to run UFT or LeanFT tests.
The UFT Runtime Engine license does not enable you to create or edit tests, or access the UFT IDE or LeanFT IDE plug-ins.
The UFT Ultimate license is available only as a concurrent license.
Sprinter is available for UFT Ultimate or UFT Enterprise concurrent licenses only.
When using BPT with UFT with a UFT Enterprise license, you must also have a valid ALM license for your user.
If you are upgrading, and currently have an FT, QTP, or UFT license, you are not required to migrate to one of the new license types.
UFT will continue to function with your existing license.
UFT and LeanFT licenses will be automatically renamed as follows:
|Device ID - based licenses||
Starting in UFT 14.00, UFT supports device ID-based concurrent licenses, in addition to concurrent licenses based on your license server IP address.
However, you cannot use both IP address-based and device ID-based licenses simultaneously.
Once you've installed an ID-based concurrent license on your AutoPass License Server, any IP address-based licenses for the same features are automatically archived.
When upgrading, select the type of licenses you want to use moving forward, and migrate your licenses as needed.
For more details, see the License Management - Frequently Asked Questions section of the Autopass License Server User Guide.
Note: The licensing fallback is relevant only when working with concurrent licenses, and is not enabled by default.
When starting UFT or LeanFT, the Autopass License Server attempts to consume the exact license edition configured on the UFT or LeanFT machine, such as UFT Enterprise or UFT Pro.
To modify this configuration, see Define license usage behavior. Do this if you are concerned about the availability of the license edition configured on your UFT or LeanFT machine.
When the fallback mechanism is enabled, licenses are consumed as follows:
- If you have a UFT Enterprise license installed, the License Server looks for the UFT Ultimate license as a fallback.
- If you have a UFTRuntime Engine or UFT Pro (LeanFT) license installed, no fallback is supported.
Licenses are consumed in the following order on the License Server, starting with the license configured on your machine:
If the UFT Pro (LeanFT) license is configured on your LeanFT machine, but there is no available UFT Pro (LeanFT) license on the License Server, LeanFT will try to consume a UFT Enterprise license.
In turn, if no UFT Enterprise license is available, LeanFT will try to consume a UFT Ultimate license.
If the UFT Runtime Engine license is configured on your LeanFT machine but there is no available UFT Runtime Engine license, LeanFT will try to consume a UFT Pro (LeanFT) license.
In turn, if there is no available UFT Pro (LeanFT) license, LeanFT will try to consume a UFT Enterprise license, and so on.
Define how your UFT or LeanFT installation uses licenses in the HPE UFT.xml file.
This file is located on your UFT or LeanFT computer at: C:\ProgramData\HP\HP AutoPass License Server\AutoPass\LicenseServer\data\conf\.
Note: If you are upgrading from a previous UFT or LeanFT version, you must upgrade your Autopass License Server to version 9.3 or higher to access this file.
Edit and add keys and values in the following format:
Edit and add keys to do the following:
Depending on the license configured on your LeanFT machine, define whether your system uses the licensing fallback mechanism by setting the following values to true:
For example: To enable the fallback mechanism when you want to use UFT, and you have any of the license types installed, set the relevant key value to true, as follows:
Note: If the fallback mechanism is enabled on your computer, and an available Runtime Engine license is found, you will only be able to run your tests, with no creation or editing abilities.
Ensure that you can you can always access the UFT IDE or the LeanFT IDE plug-ins by doing one of the following:
Disable the fallback mechanism on your computer by setting the key values to false (this is the default)
Contact your License Server administrator to ensure that any UFT Runtime Engine licenses are blocked or are in use
Define the number of minutes, with no keyboard or mouse input, after which UFT or LeanFT releases the currently used concurrent license.
In the HPE UFT.xml file, add the following line of code:
The number in this entry key is the number of minutes of inactivity.
For example, the following syntax defines that your license expires after 10 minutes of inactivity.