Floating License Server Help

Server URL

By default, Floating License Server (FLS) starts on host 0.0.0.0127.0.0.1 and port 808080. This is fine for testing internally, but running a production FLS server on this address is not secure. You should have a physical or virtual server with a dedicated IP address and preferably a resolvable domain name, and configure the host and port for running FLS accordingly.

  1. Change to the FLS installation directory.

  2. Stop FLS using the following command:

    ./bin/license-server.sh stop
  3. Specify the host and port as FLS configuration parameters. For example, to set the FLS host to license-server.domain.com and port to 8181, run the following command:

    ./bin/license-server.sh configure \ --listen license-server.domain.com \ --port 8181
  4. Start FLS using the following command:

    ./bin/license-server.sh start
  1. Stop the service JetBrains License Service.

    For example, you can use the Services snap-in for Microsoft Management Console (MMC).

  2. Change to the FLS installation directory using the command line.

  3. Specify the host and port as FLS configuration parameters. For example, to set the FLS host to license-server.domain.com and port to 8181, run the following command:

    .\bin\license-server.bat configure ^ --listen-port 8181 ^ --base-url http://license-server.domain.com:8181
  4. Start the service JetBrains License Service.

Custom context path

If the machine where FLS is running also runs other web applications, you can specify a custom context path for FLS.

  1. Change to the FLS installation directory.

  2. Stop FLS using the following command:

    ./bin/license-server.sh stop
  3. Set the value of the --context parameter to the necessary context path relative to the root context.

    For example, to set the context path to /licenseServer, run the following command:

    ./bin/license-server.sh configure \ --context /licenseServer
  4. Start FLS using the following command:

    ./bin/license-server.sh start
  1. Stop the service JetBrains License Service.

    For example, you can use the Services snap-in for Microsoft Management Console (MMC).

  2. Change to the FLS installation directory using the command line.

  3. Change the value of the --base-url parameter to the necessary context path relative to the root context.

    For example, to set the context path to /licenseServer on http://license-server.mydomain.com:8080, run the following command:

    .\bin\license-server.bat configure ^ --base-url http://license-server.mydomain.com:8080/licenseServer
  4. Start the service JetBrains License Service.

Last modified: 5 December 2019