You can run ExamineX without a license for testing but some restrictions apply
If you do not have a license file, your license is expired, or the license information (i.e. your Azure Cognitive Search service name or site friendly name) is inconsistent, then ExamineX will show as unlicensed in the Umbraco back office and indexing operations will be limited.
Expired/Unlicensed limitations are:
- Indexes will be created and can be rebuilt.
- A maximum of 10 documents will be allowed per index.
- A maximum of 5 search results will be returned for a search operation.
- New Documents will be indexed when corresponding documents are created/updated in Umbraco so long as there is less than maximum allowed documents currently in the index.
- Documents that are indexed will be deleted if the corresponding document is deleted in Umbraco.
You can run ExamineX on any environment without a license but the above restrictions will apply although the allowed limits are higher:
- A maximum of 100 documents will be allowed per index.
- A maximum of 50 search results will be returned for a search operation.
A trial license imposes no limits. Once the trial has expired the license will be treated as Expired (see below). You can fill in the contact form to request a 30 day trial license without a credit card and we’ll email it to you.
License file location
If you have obtained a license file it must be named “ExamineX-Azure-Umbraco.lic” and stored in the
NOTE: If you have a subscription based license another license file will be periodically created at
~/App_Data/ExamineX-Azure-Umbraco.renewed.lic which is an updated timestamped license file. This file shouldn’t be persisted to your code repository or part of your deploy scripts, ExamineX will manage this file internally.
Licensing is Per Site
Each non-trial license is licensed against a combination of your Azure Cognitive Search service name and your site’s Friendly Name that you defined during license creation. This combination identifies a single Umbraco website and can be used in single server setups to load balancing, auto-scaling, multiple domains, etc…
It is not possible to use the same license on a different Umbraco website because the index file locations are unique to the licenced info. A separate license will need to be purchased for each Umbraco website you with to use with ExamineX. See the ExamineX License Agreement for more details.
Contact email@example.com if you need to change the registered service name or friendly name with your license.
The Subscription based license of $750 USD per year provides you with free software updates for the lifetime of the subscription. If the subscription lapses then the license will expire and the unlicenced limitations will apply.
One-time fee license
The One time fee license of $1500 USD will continue to work for the lifetime of your website and provides you with 12 months of updates.
Should you wish to update ExamineX after the 12 month period, an upgrade license can be purchased to provide you with a further 12 months of updates and will cost $750 USD (exc. VAT). Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to purchase an upgrade license.