Episerver license, what is it and how do I get one?

This post is targeted towards developers. If you are an Episerver partner or client, you will be assigned an Episerver account manager and they can deal with a full or partner license for you. Why would a developer need a license? Well, you may need to develop a website on your own PC, or you may need to start work on a project before the full license has arrived. This article will show you step-by-step what you need to do to get started. As a developer, you can generate a 30-day free developer license from Episerver. After this time, you will have to generate a new license, or you'll see an annoying license message pop up in the middle of your website. To get a license you need to head over to the Episerver License Center and generate a new license.  You can download a new license here:

 https://license.episerver.com

NOTE: You can only generate a license every 30 days per email address! In order to generate a license, you'll either need a copy of your PC's MAC address, or the computer's static IP address. I tend to favour the MAC address approach as this doesn't change. If you are using virtual servers then the IP address is probably a little easier. If you don't know how to get your PC'S mac address then don't panic as it's quite simple. All you need to do is open up a command prompt (type 'cmd' from 'run' in your Start Menu) and type:

ipconfig -all

getting_your_mac_address You should see a list of settings flash past. If you scroll near the top, you should see a section called something like 'Ethernet Adaptor'. In this section, you will see an entry called Physical Address. Which should be a 12 digit code separated by dashes, copy that! Now head back to Epiworld and generate your license. The license should get emailed to you instantly. When you have your license, you will need to put it in your webroot and the file will need to be called License.config. If you add the file and nothing happens, it's worth going into your admin section, click 'Manage Websites' and if you have placed it in the wrong area you should see a warning message like the one below. Make sure you add your license file in the location the error message is pointing to. episerver_license After adding the license, your site should now load without any annoying pops ups.

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Jon D Jones

Software Architect, Programmer and Technologist Jon Jones is founder and CEO of London-based tech firm Digital Prompt. He has been working in the field for nearly a decade, specializing in new technologies and technical solution research in the web business. A passionate blogger by heart , speaker & consultant from England.. always on the hunt for the next challenge

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