How do I add in (for the first time) the licence we received from Tyk
Your licence key will need to be added to the follow parameter:
This parameter is located in either of the following file:
Will there be downtime to the Tyk Gateway when replacing the previous licence with the renewal licence?
No. The Tyk Gateway will continue to proxy traffic as per normal operations.
Will there be downtime to the Tyk Dashboard when replacing the previous licence with the renewal licence?
Yes. The Tyk Dashboard will be down momentarily as the renewal licence takes effect. This will not affect the Tyk Gateway's ability to proxy traffic.
Can I replace the licence and have zero downtime for the Tyk Dashboard?
Yes, only if there are multiple Tyk Dashboards, specifically deployed in High Availability. In such case, traffic should be directed to a subset of Tyk Dashboards at a time i.e. Rolling Deployment.
Is there a way to check that my licence is still valid?
The following parameter displays the licence validity period in epoch:
Will the Tyk Gateway still proxy traffic even if the licence expires?
Yes, the Tyk Gateway will remain uninterrupted and still proxy traffic as per normal. The Tyk Dashboard however, will be locked until the new licence is added.
When license is expired your, gateway will continue to work with its available apis and polices which it loaded from Dashboard until gateway is restarted. Because when gateway is restarted, it will try to connect to dashboard to load latest apis/policies, but since license is expired, dashboard won't be able to register the gateway and gateway won't be load apis/policies and you will get 404 error when accessing apis.
Here's a Youtube video from one of our Engineers outlining the steps to add a license key using the dashboard.