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License Activation

This document describes how to activate Postico licenses. If you are looking for the license terms, please click here.

Activating Postico Licenses

You can use Postico 2 without a license for evaluation puproses. For any other purpose, you must purchase a license and activate it.

Postico 2 licenses are delivered as a short license key of the format XXXX-XXXX-XXXX.

To activate your Postico 2 license:

  1. Download Postico 2 from this website
  2. Open Postico 2
  3. Select "Preferences" from the "Postico" menu
  4. Click the "License" button in the toolbar of the preferences window
  5. Type your license key into the text field
  6. Click Activate

Activating Postico on Macs with multiple user accounts

If you have multiple user accounts on your Mac, you need to activate Postico separately on each account.

Multiple activations on a single Mac only count as one device with regard to the license limit.

You can place a text file with the license key on the path /Library/Application Support/Postico/license-key.txt to make Postico automatically activate itself for all users (see the section about Automatic License Activation below).

If you deactivate Postico on one of the accounts, it will automatically be deactivated on all accounts on the same Mac.

Deactivating Postico Licenses

If you want to move your Postico 2 license to another Mac, you need to deactivate it on the old Mac first.

  1. Open Postico 2 on the old Mac
  2. Select "Preferences" from the "Postico" menu
  3. Click the "License" button in the toolbar of the preferences window
  4. Click the "Deactivate" button
  5. You can now activate Postico on the new Mac

Using the license manager to deactivate Postico 2 licenses

If you no longer have access to the old Mac, you can use the Postico 2 license manager instead:

  1. Go to the license manager
  2. Enter your license key and click "Login"
  3. Search for the device you want to deactivate (for privacy reasons, we store only the device model and the first activation date for each activated device)
  4. Click the "Deactivate" button
  5. You can now activate Postico on the new Mac

Automatic License Activation

In some cases, you may want to activate Postico licenses automatically without user intervention, eg. when you automatically deploy Postico to a managed device.

There are three ways to define a license key for automatic activation:

  1. Set the environment variable POSTICO_LICENSE_KEY
  2. Set the user default AutoActivateLicenseKey with a shell command like this:
    defaults write at.eggerapps.Postico AutoActivateLicenseKey XXXX-XXXX-XXXX
  3. Place a text file with the license key in one of the following locations: Only the first line of the file is used, so you can add comments below the license key.

Every time Postico is launched, it checks the above places for a license key. If it finds a valid license key in either of the places, and it is not yet activated, it will try to activate the license automatically. This allows automatic installation of Postico on managed machines.

Postico will not try to re-activate automatically after you have deactivated the license. If you have deactivated the license, you need to re-activate manually by going to Postico preferences.

Preorder Licenses

If you have preordered Postico 2, you have probably received a license file. You can activate your preorder license by double clicking the license file, or by dragging it on the Postico 2 icon.

Alternatively, you can use your order number (should start with "EGG") instead of the license key.