Licensing the Release Product

In Release there are two main types of licenses: a 30 day Trial Edition license, and a new bundle license(v4) Essentials, Pro, and Premium Edition. If you have opted for a new bundle license(v4) Essentials, Pro, and Premium Edition license of Release, you can download your license file from the Deploy/Release Software Distribution site. This site requires any one of the Essentials, Pro, and Premium customer logins. If you have a Trial Edition of Release, you will receive a license key by email when you register to download a trial.

License versions

V4 is current supported license for Release. To check the version of a license xl-release/conf/xl-release-license.lic file, open it in a text editor.
For older license types that are no longer supported (V1, V2, and V3), contact support.
Note: If you have an account, log in to the Deploy/Release Software Distribution site to view your current licenses. You can also find this information in the README file located with your licenses on the Deploy/Release Software Distribution site.

License installation

Details on installing your license is provided in the installation instructions for the Trial Edition or v4 Edition.

License validation Release checks the validity of your license when you start the Release server and periodically while the server is running. The server will not start if a valid license is not installed. If Release finds a license violation while the server is running, the server will not stop and some requests will be denied. For example:

  • If the license usage time has expired, the server will deny all requests.
  • If you have the Admin global permission, a license expiration warning message will be displayed 10 days before your Release license will expire. You can change this setting in your xl-release/conf/xl-release-license.lic file by editing the days Before Warning value in the license section.

License extension and renewal

To renew a new bundle license(v4) Essentials, Pro, and Premium Edition or extend a trial license, contact XebiaLabs. Once you obtain a new license, you can add it to Release using the UI or the command line.

Update a Release license using the UI

  1. Ensure you have admin global permissions.
  2. Login to Release.
  3. In the top right corner, click settings.
  4. Click Renew license.
  5. Enter the new license key.
  6. Click Install.

Manually update a Release license

  1. Go to the Deploy/Release Software Distribution site and download the new license file.
  2. Go to the XL_RELEASE_SERVER_HOME/conf directory and replace the xl-release-license.lic file with the new file.