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CLI Developer Edition licensing

The process below is the same whether you are using a free trial license or a full Developer Edition license.

  1. Click on the relevant link in the email to download your trial Developer Edition in a zip file (choose from Windows, macOS and Linux).
  2. Double-click on the file in your download folder to unzip and install Developer Edition. (Further installation details can be found here.)
  3. When you reach a command prompt, enter the command: dcover activate XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX (where XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX is your license key from your email) to activate your license. You can only use the license key once.

Please note that both your Developer Edition trial or full license is limited to 500 tests per day, and you cannot write tests for any method where the tests written will use more than half your daily allowance in a single run. Please see our pricing plans for unlimited options.

A new license will overwrite an older one, for example, if you have a trial license and then upgrade to a paid version, you only need to enter your new license key.

Further information and troubleshooting

For further information, please see our troubleshooting page on network connections.