Trial install

This topic describes how to install a trial version of XL Release. There are two methods to install XL Release as a trial:

System requirements

Before installing XL Release, ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements. For more information, see Requirements for installing XL Release.

Install XL Release using the GUI installer

This procedure installs XL Release as a server with default settings.

To install XL Release using the GUI:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your details and click Go!. A trial license key will be sent to your specified email address.
  3. Depending on your system, click Mac download or Windows Download. GUI installers are available for Microsoft Windows (.exe file) and macOS (.dmg file) only.
  4. Go to the XL Release download and double-click the installer executable.
  5. Follow the instructions in the install wizard.
  6. When the installation is complete, the installer displays the URL where you can access XL Release. The default is: http://localhost:5516.
  7. Click OK to complete the install process and open XL Release in a browser.
  8. When prompted, copy and paste your license key into the license key field. Note: If you did not receive a trial license key to your specified email, check your spam folder. If the license key is not in your spam folder, revisit and re-enter your details. If after re-entering your details you still do not have a trial license key, contact Support.
  9. Click Install license.
  10. Click Get started.
  11. In the Username field, enter admin.
  12. In the Password field, enter the password you provided during the install process.

Note: For licensing information and how to upgrade to a enterprise license, see XL Release licensing.