Configuring a proxy for Qlik License Service communication in Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows

You can handle the communication between the Qlik License Service and the License Back-end with a proxy .

The Qlik License Service is included in Qlik Sense Enterprise February 2019 and later releases and is used when Qlik Sense is activated using a signed key license. The Qlik License Service stores the information about the license, and communicates with a License Back-end Service, hosted by Qlik, for product activations and entitlement management. Port 443 is used for accessing the License Back-end Service and retrieving license information.

In a Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows multi-node deployment, the Qlik License Service is installed on every node. You can manage the status of the Qlik License Service by starting and stopping the Qlik Sense Service Dispatcher, listed in the list of services running in the Windows machine.

With Qlik Sense June 2019 or later you can configure the communication between Qlik License service and the Qlik License Back-end to be handled by a proxy.

In Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows, configuration of a proxy for the Qlik License Service is done using command line parameters. Both HTTP and HTTPS scheme are supported.

Do the following:

  1. Navigate to the service.conf file, which by default is located in:
  2. %Program Files%\Qlik\Sense\ServiceDispatcher\service.conf

  3. Locate the section [licenses.parameters], which by default contains the following lines:
  4. [licenses.parameters]
    -qsefw-mode
    -app-settings="..\Licenses\appsettings.json"

  5. Add the line -proxy-uri=http://myproxy.example.com:8888 as shown below:
  6. [licenses.parameters]
    -qsefw-mode
    -proxy-uri=http://myproxy.example.com:8888
    -app-settings="..\Licenses\appsettings.json"

    Where "http://myproxy.example.com" is the address of your company's proxy, and "8888" is the port used by the proxy.

  7. Save the file and close.
  8. Restart the Qlik Sense Service Dispatcher, which handles the execution of the Qlik License Service.
  9. If you have a multi-node installation, repeat these steps for all the nodes in your installation.

Did this information help you?

Thanks for letting us know. Is there anything you'd like to tell us about this topic?

Can you tell us why it did not help you and how we can improve it?