Old Software Validation dialog
After downloading Hackolade, you need to obtain and validate an activation key before you can use the application.
You can initiate the process of getting an activation key either from the website, or from inside the application. Once you have an activation key, it needs to be validated from the application.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Your license key is a valuable asset and should be treated with care. If you change computers or a user leaves the organization, take a moment to release the license key on the old PC before retiring it, so your license key can be validated again on your new machine. All details can be found here.
Warning: if you have an HTTP proxy server on your network, you may have to manually set in the application the proxy parameters. You will find more information on the Network Proxy page. In particular, in environments with proxies using SSL inspection (Zscaler, BlueCoat, etc.) it is critical that Hackolade Studio be whitelisted to connect properly with SSL/TLS protocols.
Useful info when managing licenses for multiple users: read this article if you're a license administrator and want to track who's using Hackolade licenses.
Get a software license key
from the website
Go to the pricing page and choose the version you prefer (see here for more info). You will be directed to the Hackolade Store where you'll be guided through the checkout process. A license key will be generated and provided on screen and via email. You will need this key to access the application. Go to step 2 below for instructions.
from the application
When you start Hackolade, if there is no valid license key present, you are presented with this dialog box:
This screen can also be reached by going to Help > Software Key Validation.
Choose one of the following options:
then click the Send button. You will be directed to the Hackolade Store where you'll be guided through the checkout process. A license key will be generated and provided on screen and via email. You will need this license key to access the application. Go to step 2 below for instructions.
Validate your license key
If you have not downloaded Hackolade yet, please do so from the download page.
Step 1: In the Software Key Validation dialog, please choose the option 'I want to...':
then Step 2: paste your license key, and optionally enter your name or an identifier to help manage multiple licenses
and Step 3: click the Send button.