License Server Help

Configuring Automatic Server Discovery

To configure automatic License Server discovery you need to add DNS TXT record url=<server_url> for the following name: _jetbrains-license-server.<domain-name>

A valid response should look exactly like this:
_jetbrains-license-server.<domain_name>. 3600 IN TXT "url=http://<license-server-host>:<license-server-port>"

For record verification use:

  • Unix environment:

    dig _jetbrains-license-server.<domain_name> TXT

  • Windows environment:

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

Since July 2017 IntelliJ platform based products support an environment variable 'JETBRAINS_LICENSE_SERVER'. The variable should be set on an end-user local profile and is equal to the license server's URL with protocol prefix, exactly as it's available in the browser.

Last modified: 3 December 2018