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License key


Funnelback requires a license key to run. The license key identifies:

  • An expiry date
  • The maximum number of documents a collection can contain
  • The maximum number of collections
  • A host name or domain on which Funnelback is licensed to run

Changing the license key

The Funnelback installer will prompt you for a license key during installation. If you subsequently need to change the license key you can click on the "Change license key" link in the "System" menu. This will load the following page:


The license key will be a 64-character string that encodes the information described above.


When a license expires crawling and indexing will be disabled. You are given a 30-day grace period to run queries -- after this time the search interface will display a "search is unavailable" message.

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