dotTEST can run on either a local or a network license. The license type can be configured in the .properties configuration file in the INSTALL_DIR (or another location; see Configuration Overview for details).

Network License

Typically, the the network license is stored on the same DTP server that you configured for your development testing workflow (see Connecting to DTP). There are two types of the network license:

  • dtp: This type of license is stored directly in DTP. Your DTP license limits analysis to the number of files specified in your licensing agreement.
  • ls:  This type of license is stored in License Server deployed on your DTP. This is a "floating" or "machine-locked" license that limits usage to a specified number of machines. This is the default type when license.use_network is set to true.

Network licenses are available in three editions that determine what functionality is available:

  • desktop_edition: Functionality is optimized for desktop usage.
  • desktop_compliance_edition: Functionality is optimized for desktop usage and configured to support compliance with coding standards.
  • server_edition: Functionality is configured for high-performance usage in server command line mode.
  • server_compliance_edition: Functionality is configured for high-performance usage in server command line mode and includes support for compliance with coding standards.
  • custom_edition: Functionality can be customized.

To configure the network license, specify the following settings in the .properties file:

  1. Set the dottest.license.use_network property to true.

  2. Set the

  3. Set the

  4. Ensure that the connection with DTP is configured; see Connecting to DTP.

Retrieving License from Secondary DTP or Standalone License Server

You can configure dotTEST to obtain the network license from another instance of DTP or a standalone License Server.

  1. Enable the connection by configuring the following settings:

    - dottest.license.use_network=true

  2. Configure the following settings to use a license from a standalone License Server or from another DTP:
    -<hostname where DTP is deployed>

    -<port number for your DTP server> – commonly, a HTTPS port, for example 443 or 8443
    -<username for DTP authentication><password for DTP authentication>

    License Server:
    -<hostname where License Server is deployed> – commonly, a Tomcat HTTP port, for example 8080<port number for your License Server>
    If your server uses the HTTPS protocol, precede the hostname with https://.

Local License

To configure the local license, specify the following settings in the .properties file:

  1. Set the dottest.license.use_network property to false.

  2. Set the dottest.license.local.passwordproperty with your password.

Obtaining the Machine ID

If you are using a local license, you will need your machine ID to request a password from Parasoft. Run the following command from the command line to obtain your machine ID: 

dottestcli -machineID

Machine ID for Cloud Environments

If you are using Azure or AWS services, you need to configure the cloudvm option in the .properties configuration file to ensure that your machine ID is properly calculated. You can set the option to one of the following values:

  • azure - Enables integration with Azure
  • aws - Enables integration with AWS
  • true - Enables integration with the automatically detected cloud computing platform
  • false - Disables integration (the default value)

If you set the value to false or if the option is not configured, integration with Azure or AWS is disabled.

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