Installing a license on a dongle

The first step to install a license on a dongle is to send us a license update request file. It has WibuCmRaC file extension.

To create a license update request file, launch CodeMeter Control Center.

When it opens, you will see all CodeMeter containers present on your system. 

Requesting a license update

Select the dongle you want to install LightAct license on and click on License Update button.

Select Create license request and click on Next. In the next window you’ve got 2 options, depending on whether your dongle already has one of our licenses on it or not.

Option 1: Extend existing license

If there is already a LightAct license on this container select Extend existing license and click on Next. This usually happens if you already have a LightAct license on your dongle, but want to install another one.

In the Please choose the vendor window choose VISIBLE d.o.o. and click on Next. If you don’t see VISIBLE d.o.o. listed you should go back and proceed as per Option 2: Add license of a new vendor.

Option 2: Add license of a new vendor

If there are no LightAct licenses on this dongle, select Add license of a new vendor and click on Next

In the Please enter the Firm Code window enter VISIBLE’s Firm Code, which is 6001083 and click on Next.

Save the .WibuCmRaC file and send it to info@lightact.io.

We’ll send back the License update file which you can import by selecting Import license update. For detailed instructions read below.

Import a license update

When you receive a license update file with a .WibuCmRaU file extension, open CodeMeter Control Center again.

Select the dongle you want to install the license on and click on License Update button.

Then click on Import license update. On the next window, select the .WibuCmRaU file you received and click on Commit.

LightAct Licenses

LightAct licenses can be installed on your computer or on a dongle and it is up to you to decide which works best for you.

Installing the license on a computer

When you install a license on a computer it means that during the installation process a precise identification of your computer is generated based on its hardware specifications. The license is locked to this particular computer, so it cannot be used on any other computer. We call these licenses computer-bound. 

The advantage of computer-bound licenses is that you don’t need to purchase a dongle. Usually you also get it on the same day as the date of the purchase.

To read more how to get and install a license on your computer click below.

Installing the license on dongle

If you purchase LightAct dongle together with a license, we will install it on your dongle before shipping, so you won’t need to do anything.

However, if you already have LightAct dongle or any other CodeMeter dongle with a serial number larger than 3-344…, then click on the button below to learn how to install LightAct license on it.

Transferring licenses

It is possible to transfer a license between computer and/or dongles, but it is a manual process which we charge a small fee for.

Please contact us if you’d like to transfer your computer-bound license.

If you have any doubts or questions make sure to explore the buttons below as well.

Installing a license on a computer

The first step to install a license is to send us a license update request file. It has WibuCmRaC file extension.

To create a license update request file, launch CodeMeter Control Center.

When it opens, you will see all CodeMeter containers present on your system. It should include a container LightAct and LightAct Trial, any LightAct dongle you have plugged in as well as CodeMeter containers installed by other manufacturers.

The container you will be installing LightAct license on is called LightAct.

If you don’t see LightAct container in your CodeMeter Control Center download the file below, unzip it and drag & drop LightAct.WibuCmLIF file into CodeMeter Control Center.

After you’ve dropped LightAct.WibuCmLIF file into CodeMeter Control Center, LightAct container should be created.

Requesting a license update

Select LightAct container and click on License Update button.

Select Create license request and click on Next.

Save the .WibuCmRaC file and send it to info@lightact.io.

We’ll send back the License update file which you can import by selecting Import license update.

Import a license update

When you receive a license update file with a .WibuCmRaU file extension, open CodeMeter Control Center again.

Select LightAct container and click on License Update button.

Then click on Import license update. and select the .WibuCmRaU file you received.

Legacy Licenses

There are several licenses of LightAct. If you’ve purchased a Pro server, LightAct dongle should already be installed and the correct license enabled. If you’ve purchased one of software licenses though, you might have to do it on your own. In this guide we’ll walk you through it. The first step is to insert the […]

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Activating & applying your license

There are 2 ways LightAct licences can be delivered:  on LightAct dongles or on any other CodeMeter dongle that you might have – even if it is by another manufacturer.

In order to apply the licence on your dongle please open Preferences window and head to the Licence tab.

This tab has several sections:

  • Fallback licence determines which licence LightAct will fall back on when the currently applied licence is not found.
  • In the Applied licence section you see the properties of the licence that’s currently applied.
  • In the All available licences you see all available LightAct licences found on your PC. This list is automatically refreshed every minute or so, but you can also press the Refresh button to do it manually.

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Activating your licence

All the licences except Player Perpetual need to be activated before they can be applied. This is an irreversible step which means that from that point on, the usage period will start counting down. Player Perpetual licence doesn’t have usage period, so you can always apply it.

To activate a licence you simply right click on it and select Activate. A warning dialog will pop up where you click Yes.

Applying your licence

Once your licence is activated you can apply it. You do that by, again, right-clicking on your licence and selecting Apply or Apply & Save. If you select Apply it means that the licence will be applied, but the next time LightAct starts up, it will use whichever is the default licence at the moment or it will use Fallback licence. If you choose Apply & Save, this licence will automatically become the default licence to use when LightAct boots up – provided the dongle remains connected to the machine.

In most cases, you’ll want to use Apply & Save option.