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>"

To verify the record use:

  • Unix environment:
    dig _jetbrains-license-server.<domain_name> TXT
  • Windows environment:
    nslookup -type=TXT _jetbrains-license-server.<domain_name>

For the most recent versions of IntelliJ Platform based products you can set an environment variable 'JETBRAINS_LICENSE_SERVER'. The variable should be set on an end-user machine and is equal to the license server's URL with protocol prefix, the same way as it's available in the browser.

Last modified: 7 September 2018