Grant and Use a Katalon Runtime Engine Offline License

Only node-locked Katalon Runtime Engine (KRE) licenses with a yearly billing cycle can be converted to offline licenses.

A KRE license once converted to an offline license binds to a machine until it expires (in 60 days). It would be best if you were careful in deciding to generate an offline license since this decision is irreversible.

There are two roles in this tutorial:

  • Owner/Admins of the organization that have purchased KSE licenses.

  • Users need offline licenses.

    Here we only refer to organization roles since a Katalon user may have both roles

Step 1: Users view and send a machine ID to Owner/Admins

To copy and send the machine ID on which Katalon Studio is executed, Users need to do the following steps:

  1. Download and open Katalon Studio

  2. In the Katalon Studio Activation window, click Offline Activation to view and copy the machine ID

  3. Send the machine ID to the Organization Owner/Admins

Step 2: Owner/Admins create and send back offline licenses

  • Create an Offline license for the computer that will execute Katalon Studio from the command line:
  1. Go to Katalon Admin

  2. Select Organization

  3. Select License > Katalon Runtime Engine- Node-locked

  4. Click Create Offline License on the top right corner

  5. Enter a machine ID and click Create

  6. Confirm your action. The newly created offline license is added to the Offline Licenses list.

  7. Download the offline license and store it on its machine. The newly created offline license is named KRE_<machineID>.lic.

Step 3: Users use offline licenses

Users can use the KRE offline licenses to execute Katalon Studio/Katalon Studio Enterprise from the command-line and in the offline environment.

  • Execute a single session: Put the offline license file named KRE_<machineID>.lic in the license folder.
  • Execute multiple sessions in parallel: Put multiple license files in the license folder.

The license folder can be found:

  • Windows: C:\Users<user_name>.katalon\license

  • Linux: /home/<user_name>/.katalon/license

  • macOS: /Users/<user_name>/.katalon/license

    Note: .katalon is a hidden folder.

Offline license expire

When an offline license expires, one more license is available for usage. To continue using offline licenses, please generate a new one.

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