How to: Activate your license key

To use SPCAF features completely you will need to activate an SPCAF license key, such as a trial key or a purchased license key. The following sections describe the different ways to activate this license key on your computer so that it can be found by the SPCAF tools.

Activate license key via SPCAF Client Application

1. Start the SPCAF client application. SPCAF-Activation_1124x800.png
2. In the header of the application click on the Manage Licenses" icon. SPCAF-Activation-Mng_1124x800.png
3. On the "Manage Licenses" page click on the "Activate now" link. SPCAF-Activation-Now_1124x800.png

SPCAF Client Online Activation

4a. Enter your email address into the text field in the section “Request Activation Code” and click “Send Request”. SPCAF-Activation-Send_1124x800.png
4b. Check your “Inbox/Spam” for an email from “SPCAF Activation” which contains your “Activation Code”. Copy and Paste the code in the text field “Activation Code” and click “Save”. SPCAF-Activation-Code_1124x800.png
4c. After successful activation, SPCAF will now have all available features available.

SPCAF Client Offline Activation

5a. Copy the “Challenge code” and go to https://activation.spcaf.com. Enter your email address and paste the “Challenge code” in the text field. SPCAF-Activation-Off_1124x800.png
5b. Revert back to the application and click the icon to copy your license to the clipboard. On the confirmation screen click “OK”. SPCAF-Activation-Copy_1124x800.png
5c. Revert back to https://activation.spcaf.com and paste your license into the text field and click “Submit”.

5d. Close down the application. Save the attached activation.CAF to %Localappdata%\SPCAF, or the same folder that has the SPCAF executable/CmdLet.dll.

Alternatively, create a simple text file which contains the activation code and email address used on the forum.
(e.g. XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX,[email protected]).

5e. When you reopen SPCAF, your license will be activated and you will have all available features available.

Activate license key via Visual Studio

1. Start the Visual Studio IDE and open your SharePoint Project for the analysis.
2. In the “Tools” menu click “SPCAF SharePoint Code Analysis” -> “License and Activation”.

Visual Studio Online Activation

3a. Enter your email address into the text field “Enter your email address” and click “Send”.
3b. Check your “Inbox/Spam” for an email from “SPCAF Activation” which contains your “Activation Code”. Copy and Paste the code in the text field “Enter activation” and click “Save”.
3c. After successful activation, SPCAF will now have all available features available.

Visual Studio Offline Activation

4a. Copy the “Challenge code” in the “Offline Activation” section and go to https://activation.spcaf.com. Enter your email address and paste the “Challenge code” in the text field.

4b. Paste the license key from the previous email or copy the contents from .lic in “%localappdata%\SPCAF” and it into the text field and click “Submit”.

4c. Save the attached activation.CAF to %Localappdata%\SPCAF, or the same folder that has the SPCAF executable/CmdLet.dll.


Alternatively, create a simple text file which contains the activation code and email address used on the forum.
(e.g. XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX,[email protected]).

4d. After successful activation, SPCAF will now have all available features available.
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