Installation

How to install Oxygen XML Web Author.

To install the Oxygen XML Web Author, follow these steps:
  1. Go to the Download section of the Web Author website.
  2. Download the type of installation kit that suits your operating system.
  3. Follow the instructions listed on that page.
  4. If you used the Linux, Windows, or All Platforms installation kits, at the end of the installation process you will be directed to a license configuration page where you will choose the type of license configuration that you want to use.

License Configuration Page

In the license Configuration Page, you can choose one of the following types of configurations:
  • Trial - This is recommended if you want to try the Oxygen XML Web Author.

    It will install all the required components on your computer, it will automatically request a trial license based upon the information that you enter in the form, and you will have access to the product for 30 days.

  • Fast setup - This is recommended if you have a commercial license and you want the installation and the license server to be hosted on the same computer.
    The floating license server and Oxygen XML Web Author are already installed and connected. To activate your license key, follow this procedure:
    1. Click the License server setup page button.
    2. Paste your license key in the subsequent form.
    3. Click Activate.
      Note: This will lock your license key to a particular license server deployment and no multiple uses of the same license key are possible. During the activation process, a code that uniquely identifies your license server deployment is sent to the oXygen servers, which in turn will sign the license key.
    4. Enter the administration credentials that you provided during the initial setup.
    5. You will be redirected to the main page of the license server. Click the Go to Oxygen XML Web Author Dashboard button and start using the product.
  • Flexible setup - This is recommended if you want to have a more complex deployment (for example, a load-balanced pool of Oxygen XML Web Author instances or if you want to have different servers for the testing and production phases).
    Follow this procedure:
    1. Install an external license server.
    2. Activate your license key with the newly installed license server.
    3. Connect Oxygen XML Web Author to the newly installed license server by using the License section of the Administration Page.
    4. Enter the administration credentials that you provided during the initial setup.
    5. Click on the Oxygen XML Web Author logo at the top-left corner of the page to navigate to the Dashboard to start using the product.