Licensing Urchin

Overview

Urchin must be licensed in one of the three ways before it can be used:

  • Obtain Demo License
  • Buy License
  • Activate Pre-Purchased License

If you are trying out Urchin for the first time, you will want to install a demo license. This is a free 15-day evaluation, which no limitations on Urchin's function.

Installing a Demo License

To install a demo license, log-in to your Urchin Administration Interface with a web browser (usually http://your.server.com:9999), click "Install Demo License", and follow the on-screen steps, including entering your contact information. It's important to enter your real information, as it will be necessary if and when you decide to purchase Urchin later. Click the Install Demo License link to complete the process.

Buy License

To purchase a license, log-in to the Urchin system as an administrator and click on Configuration at left. Next, click on the Settings button and then the License button. On the main screen, click the Buy License link, which will take you to our online licensing center. Once you have completed the purchase, the Urchin system will be fully operational in perpetuity.

Activate Pre-Purchased License

To activate a pre-purchased license (such as if you purchased Urchin on CD or you have moved the Urchin installation to a new server), log-in to the Urchin system as an administrator and click on Configuration at left. Next, click on the Settings button and then the License button. On the main screen, click the Activate Pre-Purchased License link, which will take you to our online licensing center. Once you have completed the process, the Urchin system will be fully operational in perpetuity.

Installing a License Without Internet Access

It is possible to license Urchin without internet access, such as behind a firewall. To accomplish this, you will need to run the "inspector" utility, which is bundled with Urchin and found in the "util" directory. Visit http://urchin.com/company/contact.html for assistance.

Recommendations

  • Please enter your real contact information when activating your demo, as it will be necessary for billing purposes if you decide to buy. We will also need to know who you are in order to provide support.