(1) The number of Runtime Engine node-locked licenses = the number of execution machines
(2) The number of Runtime Engine DevOps licenses = the number of concurrent sessions
(3) The number of Katalon Studio Enterprise node-locked licenses = the number of automation engineers/testers
*Floating licenses and offline solutions are available in the Enterprise Plan. Contact Sales to learn more.
Katalon Studio Enterprise
How is Katalon Studio Enterprise different from Katalon Studio?
Both Katalon Studio (KS) and Katalon Studio Enterprise (KSE) are two offerings of the Katalon Studio software. KS is the free offering for basic and individual use. KSE is the paid license for teams and professionals to implement on scalable projects. For more details, refer to our brochure.
How many Katalon Studio Enterprise licenses should I acquire for my team?
In a basic scenario, the number of subscribed licenses should be equal to the number of automation engineers in your team. A KSE subscription requires internet connection for activation and validation.
One license is exclusively assigned to one single user.
One license can be activated and used on one machine at a time.
You may transfer a Katalon Studio Enterprise license to a new Katalon account.
If your team has contractors, rotating employees, or projects with episodic tasks, our transferable licenses allow you to optimize your budget allocation. In this case, the number of subscribed licenses can be fewer than the number of engineers.
For example, if your team has 10 engineers, including 4 full-time who need continuous usage of Katalon Studio and 6 contractors with episodic Katalon Studio usage, you might only need to subscribe to 7 licenses (4 for full-time engineers and 3 transferable licenses).
Floating licenses are available in the Enterprise Plan, upon a minimum purchase of 50 KSE and/or Runtime Engine licenses. For more details, Contact Sales.
How do I use KSE in an offline environment?
Only annual licenses of Katalon Studio Enterprise can be converted to offline licenses. Once converted, the license can no longer be revoked or transferred to a different machine. The offline license will expire in two (2) months or at the end of the subscription term, if that happens earlier.
Remaining licenses = Total subscribed licenses – Offline licenses
Can Katalon Studio Enterprise execute tests in the commandline interface?
Katalon Studio Enterprise licenses do not support commandline interface (CLI) test execution. You can use Katalon Studio Enterprise licenses to generate test scripts and manually execute tests via graphical user interface (GUI).
However, Katalon Runtime Engine allows you to execute tests via CLI. Learn more
Does a Katalon Studio Enterprise license include a Katalon TestOps license?
A Katalon Studio Enterprise license only includes features, functionalities, and services that belong to the KSE version and does not include a license for Katalon TestOps. However, you can try the beta version of Katalon TestOps for free until its official release, which will be announced in the future.
What are Katalon Runtime Engine (RE), node-locked license, and DevOps license?
Katalon Runtime Engine is a test execution add-on of Katalon Studio that is used for executing tests via the console mode and/or command line interface (CLI). You can use the Runtime Engine in scenarios such as scheduling tests, integrating tests with CI/CD systems, or bundling tests with virtual containers.
Node-locked and DevOps are the two licenses of Katalon Runtime Engine.
Node-locked license: one license is tied to one specific machine. This license applies for physical or virtual machines with fixed hardware specifications in each execution session.
DevOps license: one license is tied to one parallel execution session. This license applies for Docker or Azure DevOps platforms.
Floating licenses: available in the Enterprise Plan, upon a minimum purchase of 50 KSE and/or RE licenses. For more details, Contact Sales.
How many Runtime Engine licenses should I acquire for my team?
For node-locked licenses:
The number of node-locked licenses to acquire is the higher amount between the number of machines and the number of maximum parallel sessions that you plan to execute. For example:
If you have 1 machine and want to run 3 parallel sessions on the same machine, you’ll need 3 licenses.
If you have 5 machines and want to run 1 execution session per machine at a time, you’ll need 5 node-locked licenses.
If you have 5 machines and maximum 6 parallel execution sessions at a time, you'll need 6 node-locked licenses.
For DevOps licenses:
The number of DevOps licenses is equal to the maximum number of parallel execution sessions at a time in Docker or Azure DevOps. For example:
If you run 2 parallel sessions maximum in Docker or Azure DevOps, you'll need 2 licenses.
If you run 5 parallel sessions maximum in Docker or Azure DevOps, you'll need 5 licenses.
How do I use RE in an offline environment?
Only annual and node-locked licenses can be converted to offline licenses. Once converted, the license can no longer be revoked or transferred to a different machine. These licenses will expire in two (2) months or at the end of the subscription term, if that happens earlier. Offline floating licenses are available upon a minimum purchase of RE licenses and require a licensing server to locally deploy. For more details, Contact Sales.
License Subscription and Management
How do I subscribe to a Katalon Studio Enterprise or Runtime Engine license?
You can subscribe to Katalon Studio Enterprise and Katalon Runtime Engine licenses online using a credit card. A Katalon license is associated with an Organization for license management and allocation.
Note: You must log in as the owner of the organization before subscribing to any Katalon product license.
From the Pricing page
Log in to your Katalon account or create a new account.
1. In the Pricing page, select your desired subscription and term (monthly or yearly)
2. Click Subscribe and you will be redirected to Katalon Store for payment
3. Make payment
(If you have more than one existing Organization, choose the desired Organization before making payment.)
3. Select the desired Organization or Create an Organization if you don’t have one yet
4. Select your desired subscription and term (monthly or yearly)
5. Make payment
6. Invite/add your users to the subscription
Can I subscribe to Katalon license via Purchase Order (PO)?
Yes. Please note that PO payment is only available for annual subscriptions with a minimum purchase of 10 licenses.
How do I manage my Katalon licenses?
You may access your Katalon TestOps account for license and member management. In your Profile, you may invite members, distribute licenses, and manage general accounts. For more details, see our how-to guide.
How do I assign a license to a team member?
Before assigning a license, the organization administrator must add the team member(s) to the organization in the Katalon TestOps account.
Once added, the administrator can assign a Katalon license to any team member, or withdraw a license if no longer needed.
What is the level of support for KSE and RE?
KSE and RE licenses include basic helpdesk support for error reports, feature suggestions, and license inquiries. This support is different from Katalon Premium Support Services. For more details, refer to the Service Level Agreement (SLA) for Katalon Studio Enterprise and Katalon Runtime Engine here.
Cancellation and Renewal
What are Katalon cancellation and refund policies?
You may cancel your subscription at any time in your Katalon Store account. However, there is no refund for the remaining duration of the service.
How does the license renewal process work?
Both annual and monthly subscriptions will be automatically renewed. If you do not wish to renew your license, please inform us at least seven (7) business days prior to your renewal date to avoid recurring charges.
For annual subscriptions, you will receive a notification email 30 days prior to the renewal date.
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