Licensing FAQs

This topic answers a number of frequently asked questions about using and installing Functional Testing licenses.

Note: This guide describes how to access licenses on the AutoPass License Server from the UFT and UFT Pro (LeanFT).

For full details on Autopass License Server capabilities, such as proxy settings, license installation and management, and user management, see the Autopass License Server User Guide, downloaded with your AutoPass License Server installation.

Can I use my old license (from before UFT 12.50) with the new License Server?

No. UFT 12.50 has changed the license mechanism and the concurrent license server to the Autopass License Server.

Prior versions of UFT used the Sentinel Concurrent License Server.

Note: The Autopass License Server and accompanying documentation is provided with the UFT Setup program.

In order to use your licenses with versions of UFT 12.50 and later, or to install them on the Autopass License Server, you must upgrade your licenses using the HPE Licensing portal. For details, see the topic on upgrading licenses in the Unified Functional Testing Installation Guide.

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Which license should I install?

Use the following table to help determine which type of license to install. For details about license types, see Installation and licenses.

Scenario License Type to Install
Are you assigned a specific license (with its own unique license key)? Seat
Are you part of a group that uses licenses on an as-needed basis?

Concurrent.

You will need the IP address of your License Server where the licenses are installed.

Are you assigned the IP address from which to check out a license? Concurrent
Are you traveling and will not have access to a license server? Concurrent Commuter
Are you already traveling and cannot access the License Server to get a license? Remote Commuter

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How do I install the Autopass License Server?

For full details, see the Autopass License Server User Guide , downloaded with your AutoPass License Server installation.

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If I am using concurrent licenses, how do I connect to the License Server?

Run the Functional Testing License Wizard and enter the License Server IP address. This checks the connection to the License Server, and also provides a list of possible licenses to install.

After installing your concurrent license, UFT or UFT Pro (LeanFT) checks the specified License Server address each time UFT or the UFT Pro (LeanFT) runtime engine starts, taking the requested license.

For more details, see Install licenses with the wizard.

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How do I install licenses if I am deploying UFT across an enterprise network?

UFT provides a command-line tool that enables you to install UFT licenses without using the License Wizard interface.

For details on the commands to install these licenses, see Install licenses with the command line.

The command line license installation is supported for seat and concurrent licenses.

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How do I manage the concurrent licenses on the License Server?

The Autopass License Server has a full Web-based interface that enables you to install, manage, and administer all your licenses (both concurrent and commuter).

For details, see the Autopass License Server User Guide , downloaded with your AutoPass License Server installation.

Tip: Use the HPE Usage Hub tool to track license usage across your network.

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Can I configure license behavior myself?

Yes. Change the values for general license behavior in the AutoPass license configuration file located on your UFT or UFT Pro (LeanFT) machine.

This file is located at C:\ProgramData\Hewlett-Packard\UFT\License\autopass.txt and includes details about possible values.

Note: For Linux/Mac installations of UFT Pro (LeanFT), see the UFT Pro (LeanFT) Help Center.

Caution: Configure this file with caution.

Incorrect configuration may cause UFT or UFT Pro (LeanFT) to behave unexpectedly, or prevent UFT or UFT Pro (LeanFT) from starting.

Additionally, if your concurrent license server has multiple license editions installed, you can enable a fallback mechanism to ensure that you can your product can find an available license. For details, see Configure the licensing fallback mechanism.

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Can I set up my License Server to work with a redundant (backup) License Server?

Yes. To do this, install the License Server on two separate servers, and then set one server to be the primary and the other to be the redundant server. This configuration is done in the Autopass License Server Web UI.

You also can supply this information to UFT or UFT Pro (LeanFT) in the License Wizard, which enables UFT or UFT Pro (LeanFT) to take a concurrent license from the redundant License Server in the event that the primary License Server is not available.

For details, see the Autopass License Server User Guide, downloaded with your AutoPass License Server installation.

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Can I use the Autopass License Server with a proxy?

Yes. Connection via proxy is supported starting with AutoPass License Server version 9.3.

Set the proxy settings in the autopass.txt file, located on your UFT or UFT Pro (LeanFT) machine, at C:\ProgramData\Hewlett-Packard\UFT\License\autopass.txt.

Note: For Linux/Mac installations of UFT Pro (LeanFT), see the UFT Pro (LeanFT) Help Center.

See the comments inside this file for details on setting the proxy settings. Be sure to uncomment the relevant lines and define their values.

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What is a cleanup license?

If your computer is clock-tampered after installing the License Server, both the License Server and UFT's or UFT Pro (LeanFT)'s connection to the License Server do not work.

In this case, you must get a cleanup license for your License Server. This enables you to reset all license capabilities.

For details on cleanup licenses, contact your HPE license supplier.

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My demo license is expiring early. What can I do?

If you are having problems with the trial license period (90 days maximum), ensure the following:

  • Ensure that you have full permissions to the UFT or UFT Pro (LeanFT) installation folder and all its subfolders

  • Ensure that you have not changed the system time. If you have moved the system time, the license mechanism can reduce the trial period based on the number of days that were back-dated.

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