Activating a license
You activate a license on License Activation page. This page appears when you want to activate a new license via Sitefinity administration, when your trial period has ended, when you update and start an older version of a project, when you open Sitefinity SDK project samples.
The following screenshot displays the License Activation page:
You can activate a license in one of the following ways:
- Automatic activation
To activate you license automatically, select Use the email and password from your Sitefinity.com account radio button and perform the following:
- In the dropdown box, select the edition you want to use.
If you have selected Community, go to Step 3.
NOTE: You must have purchased a license for the dition you have selected. For more information, contact Sitefinity Sales department.
- Enter your email and password from your Sitefinity account and click Activate License.
The system automatically downloads and activates the license file from your Sitefinity account.
The Confirm license window appears where you click Continue.
- Manual activation
You can also download and manually activate a license file, by uploading the license file directly. To activate a license manually, perform the following:
- Select Use a license file you have downloaded radio button.
An input field appears.
- Click Browse, find the license file on your computer, and upload it.
- Click Activate License.
NOTE: To upload the license file manually, you must have downloaded it from the Sitefinity website and saved it on your computer. To do this, login with your account on http://www.sitefinity.com. Open Your Account and click Download and Manage products » Manage Domains and Licenses.
For more information about the initial installation of a license, see Creating a project and installing a license.