As soon as the installation process is completed, you are required to activate a license to start using the application. Below you can find a step-by-step manual for the license activation on a Linux server.

To proceed with the license activation, you need to get a valid License Ticket ID. 

Good to know:

  • If you do not have a license yet, you can obtain it using one of the following ways:
  • Depending on the server license type, it may be a commercial (1-year) or a 30-day trial license. Except the validity period, there is no difference between ticket types from the technical perspective.
  • Starting v5.5.9 the mechanism of the license reactivation is added. There will be a set of attempts to reactivate a license automatically that is about to expire (7 days, 1 day, 1 hour and 10 minutes before expiration). All the attempts and their statuses will be recorded in the log files.
  • WebSpellChecker license is hardware-based.
  • If you are migrating WebSpellChecker from one server to another, you need to migrate the license as well. Refer to the license migration procedure for details.
  • If you have problems with your license, contact our technical team.

1. Run the activateLicense.sh script to launch License Service using the following command below:

sudo sh /<WebSpellChecker_Installation_Dir>/WSC/AppServer/activateLicense.sh

Or your can also run AppServerX with -activateLicense parameter.

/<WebSpellChecker_Installation_Dir>/WSC/AppServer/# ./AppServerX -activateLicense

2. Specify your License Ticket ID. It may be a 30-day trial or a 1-year commercial license ticket that you received after the trial version request or after purchasing the license respectively.

Do you want to proceed with the license activation process and run a request license?
Enter 'y' or 'n' [y]: y
Specify your License Ticket ID: ***************

If you enter a License Ticket ID that is incorrect or invalid, you will get the following error:

Error. The License Ticket ID that you have entered is incorrect or invalid. Please recheck your Ticket and try again.

To solve the issue, recheck your License Ticket ID and try again.

3. Select the license activation mode. There are two modes available for the license activation which is automatic and manual described below:

Automatic license activation mode requires Internet connection on the machine where you are trying to install WebSpellChecker.

Option A: Automatic License Activation

3.1. If you prefer to activate license automatically, and Internet connection is available on your machine, press Enter. Automatic license activation is provided by default.

Do you want to proceed with the license activation process and run a request license?
Enter 'y' or 'n' [y]: y
Specify your License Ticket ID: ***************

Do you want the installer to attempt to activate your license automatically? 
The automatic activation requires the Internet connection available on this machine. 
Otherwise, please proceed with the manual activation instead. Enter 'y' or 'n'. [y]:

Congratulations! Your license is confirmed and activated successfully.

If the Internet connection is absent on a machine where you are trying to activate a license automatically, you will get the following error: 

Error. Unable to connect to the remote license server. The automatic license activation has failed. Check your Internet connection or try to activate your license manually.

 Either resolve the issue with the connection on the machine or try to activate license manually. 

Option B: Manual License Activation

3.1. If your machine doesn't have Internet connection configured, select manual license activation mode by typing 'n'.

Do you want to proceed with the license activation process and run a request license?
Enter 'y' or 'n' [y]: y
Specify your License Ticket ID: ***************

Do you want the installer to attempt to activate your license automatically? 
The automatic activation requires the Internet connection available on this machine. 
Otherwise, please proceed with the manual activation instead. Enter 'y' or 'n'. [y]: n

3.2. Once the manual license activation mode is selected, a License Request link will be generated based on a License Ticket ID specified and unique machine hardware characteristics. Use this License Request link to obtain a License Response string. Copy the entire License Request link and paste it into the browser window on the machine with Internet connection. If the used License Ticket ID and the License Request link are valid, you will receive a License Response string generated by our License Server.

Do you want to proceed with the license activation process and run a request license?
Enter 'y' or 'n' [y]: y
Specify your License Ticket ID: ***************

Do you want the installer to attempt to activate your license automatically? 
The automatic activation requires the Internet connection available on this machine. 
Otherwise, please proceed with the manual activation instead. Enter 'y' or 'n'. [y]: n

Obtain a License Response string by copying and pasting the next License Request link into the browser window: 
https://webspellchecker.com/api/licensing/v1/process-license?data=3:PkDzeo2t7mBaATUFE9PWdJjWZkdsjJFpzwUFZjCIC4ObVstHdPuOcVjT5HRGWjGvXumnouD3Tz1k3W42uFnR8EAO2564fXKDc4UHjTuU46EcZde%2BaRUI9c2c=

3.3. Copy the License Response string generated in the browser window and paste intro the command line as your License Response. If the License Response that you entered is valid, you will receive a confirmation of the successful license activation.

Do you want to proceed with the license activation process and run a request license?
Enter 'y' or 'n' [y]: y
Specify your License Ticket ID: ***************

Do you want the installer to attempt to activate your license automatically? 
The automatic activation requires the Internet connection available on this machine. 
Otherwise, please proceed with the manual activation instead. Enter 'y' or 'n'. [y]: n

Obtain a License Response string by copying and pasting the next License Request link into the browser window: 
https://webspellchecker.com/api/licensing/v1/process-license?data=3:PkDzeo2t7mBaATUFE9PWdJjWZkdsjJFpzwUFZjCIC4ObVstHdPuOcVjT5HRGWjGvXumnouD3Tz1k3W42uFnR8EAO2564fXKDc4UHjTuU46EcZde%2BaRUI9c2c=

Enter your License Response: 3:gaqbnSEaEHRC9%2Bqq%2BSpFkJek1ig0Rm7BzD3R5Paqq%2BNPDZcNEUe0Kt1w648GrLqrSI9XgmeKoJCB1bfQ/zGH/Q9pSgaJVhzklho5DNmDGhDQMZmVKVa2yKr7N006W1XcWXF3P/0FaZK%2Bh9K5MvvzxoNpU=

Congratulations! Your license is confirmed and activated successfully.


If after checking all the license details and performing all the described steps, you are unable to get the license activated properly, contact us at support@webspellchecker.net and describe the problem.