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Product Licensing

All SOAPam products require the installation of a license. The license is stored in an edit file on the NonStop Server that is read by the SOAPam product in order to validate the installation. A SOAPam license is a multi-line text block similar to that shown below:

-----END LICENSE-----

Note that SOAPam release 3.1 and above require a multi-line license that contains the supportExpiration property. If you currently have a 19 character license key or a multi-line license that does not contain the supportExpiration property, please Submit a Support ticket and request a new license.

When the license is received from NuWave Technologies it must be copied to an edit file on the NonStop System exactly as provided. The product searches for the license file in the following locations and in the following order:

  • The file specified by the command line option -licensefile
  • The file LICENSE in the SOAPAM program subvolume.
  • The file LSERVER in the SOAPAM program subvolume.

License Expiration

The license contains two expiration date fields to be aware of:


This field contains the date that the license will expire, or "none" if the license never expires. For licenses that expire, once the expiration date has passed the software will continue to function but will log license violation errors to the process log. For licenses that don't expire, the software will run indefinitely.


This field contains the date that your current software support agreement expires. Once this expiration date has passed the software will continue to run with full functionality (subject to the expiration date) on your current release  but you may not upgrade the software to a version that was released after the supportExpiration date. Software with a release date after the supportExpiration date will shutdown immediately with a license error. The release date for a particular software version can be found in the Upgrade Guide or the product VPROC.

When you renew your support agreement we will email you a new license. You do not need to install the new license until the next software upgrade.

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