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How to: Activate your license key

To use SPCAF features completely you will need to activate an SPCAF license key, such as a trial key or a purchased license key. The following sections describe the different ways to activate this license key on your computer so that it can be found by the SPCAF tools.

Activate license key via SPCAF Client Application

1. Start the SPCAF client application. SPCAF-Act-Home_1124x800.png
2. In the header of the application click on the Manage Licenses" icon. SPCAF-Act-Lics_1124x800.png
3. On the "Manage Licenses" page click on the "Activate now" link. SPCAF-Act-ActNow_1124x800.png

SPCAF Client Online Activation

4a. Enter your email address into the text field in the section  Request Activation Code  and click  Send Request . SPCAF-Act-Send_1124x800.png
4b. Check your  Inbox/Spam  for an email from  SPCAF Activation  which contains your  Activation Code . Copy and Paste the code in the text field  Activation Code  and click  Save . SPCAF-Act-Save_1124x800.png
4c. After successful activation, SPCAF will now have all available features available.

SPCAF Client Offline Activation

5a. Copy the  Challenge code . SPCAF-Act-Challenge_1124x800.png

Go to https://activation.spcaf.com and Select SPCAF.

Enter your email address and paste the  Challenge code  in the text field.

5b. Revert back to the application and click the icon to copy your license to the clipboard. On the confirmation screen click  OK . SPCAF-Act-Clipboard_1124x800.png
5c. Revert back to https://activation.rencore.com and paste your license into the text field and click  Request Activation Code . SPCAF-Act-LicServerRequest_1920x1040.png

5d. Close down the application. Save the attached activation.CAF to %Localappdata%\SPCAF, or the same folder that has the SPCAF executable/CmdLet.dll.

Alternatively, create a simple text file which contains the activation code and email address used on the forum.
(e.g. XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX,[email protected]).

5e. When you reopen SPCAF, your license will be activated and you will have all available features available.

Activate license key via Visual Studio

1. Start the Visual Studio IDE and open your SharePoint Project for the analysis.
2. In the  Tools  menu click  SPCAF SharePoint Code Analysis  ->  License and Activation .

Visual Studio Online Activation

3a. Enter your email address into the text field  Enter your email address  and click  Send .
3b. Check your  Inbox/Spam  for an email from  SPCAF Activation  which contains your  Activation Code . Copy and Paste the code in the text field  Enter activation  and click  Save .
3c. After successful activation, SPCAF will now have all available features available.

Visual Studio Offline Activation

4a. Copy the  Challenge code  in the  Offline Activation  section and go to https://activation.rencore.com. Enter your email address and paste the  Challenge code  in the text field.

4b. Paste the license key from the previous email or copy the contents from .lic in  %localappdata%\SPCAF  and it into the text field and click  Request Activation Code . SPCAF-Act-LicServerRequest_1920x1040.png

4c. Save the attached activation.CAF to %Localappdata%\SPCAF, or the same folder that has the SPCAF executable/CmdLet.dll.


Alternatively, create a simple text file which contains the activation code and email address used on the forum.
(e.g. XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX,[email protected]).

4d. After successful activation, SPCAF will now have all available features available.
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