Licensing

Layer7 Live API Creator
 requires a license to operate properly and for you to be able to manage and change your APIs.
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Layer7 Live API Creator
 requires a license to operate properly and for you to be able to manage and change your APIs. The license controls access to API Creator and services. You can import the license or, if you have signed an Enterprise Software Portfolio License Agreement (PLA), you can identify that you are licensed to use 
Layer7 Live API Creator
 under a PLA during the 
Layer7 Live API Creator
 activation process. A PLA licenses you to use a portfolio of software products as defined in the agreement.
Do 
one
 of the following:
  • If you have signed a PLA, identify that you are licensed to use 
    Layer7 Live API Creator
     under a PLA during the 
    Layer7 Live API Creator
     activation process. As part of the agreement, the PLA subscription model requires that you activate 
    Layer7 Live API Creator
     and configure it to collect and send telemetry data, or system and usage data, to Segment, a third-party cloud service.
    For more information about how to activate 
    Layer7 Live API Creator
     and configure it to collect and send usage data, see Activate and Configure to Send Usage Data.
  • If you are licensed to use 
    Layer7 Live API Creator
     under a standard license that the CA Support site issues, including standard microservice licenses, you must do one of the following:
    • Import the API Server license file.
      For more information about how to import a license, see Import the API Server License.
    • Install the API Server license file using the 
      LAC_DEFAULT_LICENSE_FILE
       option when you start API Server.
      For more information about this option and the other options that you can add when you start API Server, see API Server Startup Options.
    You can also consent to 
    Layer7 Live API Creator
     collecting and sending usage data.