How to specify more than one license server url?

Hi,

Automatic discovery of license server is done through DNS settings (http://confluence.jetbrains.net/display/LS/JetBrains+License+Server+User+Guide#JetBrainsLicenseServerUserGuide-ConfiguringAutomaticServerDiscovery).
Is there a way to specify more than one license server (one acts as primary license server and others as backup license servers)? I would like to specify a primary license server url, if that server is down then intellij should try contacting the backup license server. Is there a way to do this?

Thanks,
Chandra'

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Nope, this is not possible and doing so will most likely violate the purpose of the license server, which is making sure no license is used simultaneously on different machines. Imagine one acquires a license from the primary server, then primary server goes down and backup server comes up and gives same license key to another user.
On the other hand similar functionality may be achieved with some HTTP proxy server, like nginx. You only have to make sure underlying server database is properly replicated to avoid abuse described above.

Regards,
Maxim Shafirov

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If IDEA does not accept multiple license servers, then could you please clarify

why Dialog box "Enter License Data" has "Enter license server address" input box, that accepts multiple lines?

It is very disappointing when you type server name, press Enter and server name disappears (actually cursor jumps to the next line, but the height of Input box does not allow to see lines above current)

Then you type server name once more and obviously IDEA could not connect to the server having the name like http://server<CR><LF>http://server

Wouldn't it be more convenient to make this field to be single-line?



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You're absolutely correct Vitaly, this is a bug. Would you please file it at http://youtrack.jetbrains.net/issues/IDEA

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Hello Vitaliy,

If IDEA does not accept multiple license servers, then could you
please clarify

why Dialog box "Enter License Data" has "Enter license server address"
input box, that accepts multiple lines?


That's a bug.

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