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TN - 1132 How to split your licenses for any XML versions


This article from InSource shows how to split up licenses to be able to have a single license for a single machine if the xml includes multiple feature lines.

  • Author: Chris Cleope
  • Published: 03/29/2021
  • Applies to: License Manager 2017 and above


  1. Below is an example of a XML license. The highlighted parts are activation/feature to make it easier to see the relationships. Each container has an opening tag <> with a accompanying closing tag </>. Each activation is a separate "container" that has a parent child relationship with its containing element.


  1. To split features out, duplicate the entire license file and using a text editor like windows notepad or notepad++, edit the <activation> </activation> in each copy of the license file.
  2. Based on the example above each <activation> </activation> was split to its own XML file. However, it could have been split with 2 activations in one file and one in another as long as the Parent Child XML structure is maintained. The <activation></activation> tag(s) need to be contained in the parent <activations> </activations> tag.