License files for EPAM B2BITS FIX products have an expiration date and the license file should be updated once it is expired.
The new version of the license file should be requested from firstname.lastname@example.org
|Before updating the file it is recommended to make a backup for the previous license file.|
By default, the license information is stored in the engine.license file, which is placed in the FIXEdge root directory. The path to the license is defined in the LicenseFile property of the engine.properties configuration file.
All changes in the FIXEdge license file will be applied only after the FIXEdge server restart.
After the FIXEdge server restart the message below will be printed in the log file if the license is valid:
<timestamp> WARN [Engine] <thread> The license for the '<company>' expires in 27 days. Please call +44 20 369-58-166 or contact us at SupportFIXAntenna@epam.com for further assistance.
FIXEdge C++ won't start with an incorrect or expired license. The message below will be printed in the log file:
<timestamp> ERROR [Engine] <thread> License is not valid - components will be stopped!
In case of an expired or missing license FIXEdge is unable to start with this error in the console output or with the errors below if FIXEdge was started via FIXICC:
The message below will be printed in the log file in case of license missing:
<timestamp> ERROR [FL_FixEngine] <thread> Unable to initialize EngineAdaptor. Reason: Please check the FIX Engine's settings: Cannot open the file "<installation dir>/FIXEdge/bin/../engine.license" (the "LicenseFile" property). No such file or directory. (Error code = 2)
Copy or update the engine.license file in the FIXEdge installation directory with the new one and restart FIXEdge.
Docker image expects the directory with the license file to be mounted to /srv/FELicense directory inside the container.
Put the license to dir and pass the path to license dir when running the container. E.g if the following command will mount
$(pwd)/license/ directory with the license:
docker run -it -v $(pwd)/license:/srv/FELicense \ -v $(pwd)/logs:/srv/FIXEdge/FIXEdge1/log \ -p 8901:8901 -p 8005:8005 -p 8905:8905 -p --expose 1234/udp \ b2bitsepam/fixedge
For older versions in order to update the license for FIXICC, you should import a new license file using the menu option "Help -> Import License..." as displayed on the screenshot below and then restart FIXICC.
|If you start FIXICC under your account for the first time, you should repeat step 1 regardless of whether another user has already done it under his account.|
|Note: it is necessary to update the FIXICC Agent license file too for correct FIXICC working.|
Make sure that after restarting the application the relevant record about the correct license has appeared in the log file. (For example: "The license for the 'Company name' expires in 30 days".)
If you see the License Error message as displayed on the screenshot below, you should:
License information is stored in the ‘engine.license’ file, which is expected to be located under the root FIX Antenna directory. In order to apply a new license, it is enough to replace the current file with the newer one.
Make sure that after restarting the application the relevant record about the correct license has appeared in the log file.
The default license filename is 'fa-net-license.bin'. Just update the license file with a new one.
The file should be located into one of the following places:
License information is stored in the ‘fixaj2-license.bin’ file. It can be placed into one of the following places:
List of handlers:
The default license filename is 'engine.license'. The default location is the root directory of the Market Data Handler package.
Just update the license file with a new one.
The path to the license is defined in the property 'LicenseFile' of the 'engine.properties' configuration file.
The default license filename is 'b2b_cme_mdp_handler.license'. The default location is the root directory of the CME MDP3 Handler package.
The path to the license is defined in the property 'License.FileName' of the 'b2b_cme_mdp_handler.config' configuration file.
The license file ‘engine.license’, by default is located in the root FIX Simulator directory. It is enough to copy and replace the current file with the newer one.
If the license file was put to a non-proper place, after trying to start FIX Simulator the error will occur:
Update the file with the new one and make sure that after restarting the application the relevant record about the correct license has appeared in the log file.