Licenses

A license file from OpenEye Scientific Software is required to run any OpenEye application. A license file can be requested/obtained for any specific applications by contacting OpenEye at sales@eyesopen.com.

At startup, the application looks for a valid license in the following default locations:

  • In a file specified by the environment variable OE_LICENSE. Example commands to set the environment variable:

    • Linux/UNIX and MacOS:

      export OE_LICENSE=/home/USERNAME/oe_license.txt

    • Microsoft Windows:

      setx OE_LICENSE C:\Users\USERNAME\oe_license.txt to set the environment variable permanently, or SET OE_LICENSE=C:\Users\USERNAME\oe_license.txt to set for the duration of the cmd prompt. $env:OE_LICENSE="C:\Users\USERNAME\oe_license.txt" is the syntax for PowerShell.

  • In a file named oe_license.txt in the directory specified by the environment variable OE_DIR.

  • In a file named oe_license.txt in the user’s platform-specific local OpenEye application data directory. The location of this directory is detailed below:

    • Linux/UNIX:

      ~USERNAME/.OpenEye

    • MacOS:

      /Users/USERNAME/Library/OpenEye or ~USERNAME

    • Microsoft Windows:

      C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\OpenEye

  • In a file named oe_license.txt in the current working directory