Activation

In case of IDE plugins, the JRebel license activation is performed by a configuration window inside the plugin. In case of a standalone distribution, a special utility provided with the ZIP archive is used for license activation. Extract the archive to a location of your choice. Within the extracted contents you will find a folder titled bin.


Activation wizard

You can start the activation utility by running activate-gui.sh script in a *nix environment. When using Windows, run activate-gui.cmd. The JRebel Activation wizard will open. This window contains two tabs – Try JRebel for FREE and I already have a license.


Try JRebel for FREE

To start your 14-day free JRebel Trial, fill out this form, select I agree with the terms & conditions of the JRebel License Agreement and press Activate JRebel. It’s as easy as that!

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I already have a license

Open this tab if you already have a JRebel license. You can select one of three activation options:

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  • Activation code – Select this and paste your trial activation code in the text field. Press Activate JRebel to activate using the activation code.
  • Choose license file from the hard drive (jrebel.lic) – Select this option if you bought a license. We will send you a jrebel.lic license file using email. Press Browse and locate your jrebel.lic license file on the hard drive. Next, press Activate JRebel to activate using the license file.
  • Connect to License Server – Select this option if your network administrator supplies you with a License Server Group URL. The Group URL is a unique URL, consisting of the License Server address and a unique key. Paste the Group URL into the first field and input your email address into the second. Press Activate JRebel when done to activate using the License Server. JRebel 6 requires License Server 3 or newer for activation.

Command line utility

The bin directory contains a script that can be used for license activation via the command line, i.e. in headless environment. To activate from command line, start the activation utility by running activate.sh script in *nix environment or activate.cmd in Windows environment.

$> ./activate.sh <file>|<URL>|<activation-code>|<email>

Specifying the user email is required when activating with a license server URL.


Command line activation examples

With license file path as an argument:

mars:bin luke$ ./activate.sh /Users/luke/.jrebel/jrebel.lic
JRebel successfully activated!
License type:  Evaluation
Licensee name: Luke Skywalker

With license server URL as an argument:

mars:bin luke$ ./activate.sh http://license-server:port/3789g63f-fcb2-8765-a994-598764430df455f luke.skywalker@tatooine.net
JRebel successfully activated!
License type:  License Server
Licensee name: Luke Skywalker

With evaluation license activation code as an argument:

mars:bin luke$ ./activate.sh rO0ABXNyAChjb20uemVyb3R1cm5hcm91bmQubGljZW5zaW5n
LlVzZXJMaWNlbnNlAAAAAAAAAAECAANMAAdkYXRhTWFwdAAPTGphdmEvdXRpbC9NYXA7WwAHbGljZW
5zZXQAAltCWwAJc2lnbmF0dXJlcQB+AAJ4cHB1cgACW0Ks8xf4BghU4AIAAHhwAAACZqztAAVzcgAR
amF2YS51dGlsLkhhc2hNYXAFB9rBwxZg0QMAAkYACmxvYWRGYWN0b3JJAAl0aHJlc2hvbGR4cD9AAA
AAAAAYdwgAAAAgAAAAFHQAA3VpZHQAJDljNzMwZDgzLTdkOTItNDQzMC05MWFlLTgyMGE1NTRjYmM2
NnQACGooF9BAJqZHyD+D76s=
JRebel successfully activated!
License type:  Evaluation
Licensee name: Luke Skywalker