If you are having trouble activating your BI Connector (either Desktop or Server Edition) due to a network issue such as Proxy authentication/firewall, you can request an offline license activation for BI Connector.
The steps provided in this article are applicable from the BI Connector v5.0 and above. For the versions from 3.3 to 4.11, please refer to this article.
Below are the steps to follow for activating the license offline in BI Connector versions 5.0 and above:
Step 1: Search for ODBC on your Windows PC and it will bring up the ODBC Data Sources.
Step 2: Launch ODBC Data Sources (64-bit).
Step 3: Select the OBIEE DSN that you had configured earlier and click Configure... to launch the BI Connector UI.
Step 4: In BI Connector UI, click on the Activate License icon.
Step 5: Click Enable offline activation checkbox.
Step 6: Click the Generate offline activation file button, to generate the offlineActivationRequest.json. Save the file to the local machine.
Note: While saving the "offlineActivationRequest.json" file, please do not overwrite the "BI Connector.config" file (if exists) save it as a different file.
Step 7: Now a message with a link as indicated below will be displayed. Click on the link.
Step 8: In the URL (https://www.biconnector.com/offline-license-activation/) that opens up in your web browser, click "Choose file" and upload the offlineActivationRequest.json file from your local machine.
Step 9: Click Activate.
Step 8: If the offlineActivationRequest.json file is valid, the ResponseFile.dat file will be generated.
Step 9: Now, in BI Connector Activate License UI, Click the Browse button and upload the ReponseFile.dat file that was generated in the previous step.
Step 10: Click Activate button to activate the license.
A message, "Activation successful.", as indicated below will be displayed to confirm the offline license activation.
If you have any questions or issues activating the license, contact us at email@example.com or file a ticket at our support portal. We are just a click away.