Floating License Server Help

Automatic server discovery

Automatic discovery lets to an IDE to obtain the floating license server's URL automatically from local network DNS settings.

To configure automatic Floating License Server discovery you need to add DNS TXT record to DNS server

url=http(s)://<fls_hostname>:<fls_port>
for the following name: _jetbrains-license-server.<domain-name>

Valid response should look exactly like this:

_jetbrains-license-server.<domain_name>. 3600 IN TXT "url=http(s)://<fls_hostname>:<fls_port>"

For record verification use:

dig _jetbrains-license-server.<domain_name> TXT
nslookup -type=TXT _jetbrains-license-server.<domain_name>

Since July 2017, IntelliJ platform based products recognize environment variable JETBRAINS_LICENSE_SERVER. The variable should be defined in an end-user local profile and its value should be a fully-qualified URL pointing to FLS instance.

Last modified: 5 August 2019