Using the License Key
This section describes how to use license keys for Flussonic Media Server and what actions are available without a license key.
Flussonic Media Server license key
The license key is stored in the file
On the first run of a newly installed Flussonic, you will be asked to enter the license key that you have received.
Later, there are two ways to edit the key: you can edit it in
/etc/flussonic/license.txt or in the Flussonic's web UI in the Config section.
The key looks like
The server must have access to the Internet via HTTP and HTTPS to be able to validate the license key.
Note. If you are an advanced user of Flussonic and want to add the key manually through the file before the first run of Flussonic, you will need to manually create also the configuration file with default contents, and also add the 'edit_auth' line. This is because right after installation of Flussonic, there is no configuration file.
Binding the key
Flussonic requires regular connection with the key server.
Wait 5 minutes after disabling Flussonic on the first server before enabling it on the second one when transferring the key from one server to another.
Migrating the license key to another server
Flussonic validates the license online so it is very easy to move your license to another server.
Just shutdown Flussonic on the first server and launch it on the new one.
Flussonic's web interface without a license key
If the license key is invalid or missing, the Flussonic web interface opens in a truncated mode and shows the "no license" page. On this page you can enter the license key or upload the activation file for your USB key.
Without a license key, the only sections available are Config > Settings and Upload debug. For Flussonic Coder, in addition to these sections, the Chassis section is available.