C/C++test 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

There are two types of network licenses:

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

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

  1. Set the cpptest.license.use_networkproperty to true.

  2. Set the cpptest.license.network.type.

  3. Set the cpptest.license.network.edition.

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

Local License

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

  1. Set the cpptest.license.use_networkproperty to false.

  2. Set the cpptest.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: 

cpptestcli -machineID

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.