BrightQ™ SE Activation Steps

STEP 1: Receive Activation Email

The BrightQ License Server will email you a unique certificate number, along with the information needed to download your copy of BrightQ™ SE.

STEP 2: Download BrightQ™ SE

Download the BrightQ™ installer for your operating system. You will get an executable file with a .run extension, which needs to be copied to the target UNIX system.

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STEP 3: Installation

To start the installation process, run the downloaded archive through the sh command.

sh brightq-se-2.5.5-*

STEP 4: Launch the BrightQ Configuration Tool

Launch BrightQ™ by entering codehost-config at a terminal prompt. If this is the first time the program has been launched, you will be automatically prompted to run the License Manager. Note that you need administrator privileges to create and administer printer queues.

STEP 5: Activate the BrightQ License

Click on the License Activation button, and enter the Certificate Number that was emailed to you, as well as the email address and password you registered with in the first step.

Note: If you have already run the BrightQ Configuration Tool, go to the File > License Manager menu item, or run the codehost-license command.

BrightQ™ will validate your license and download the appropriate files to your system. Relaunch the BrightQ configuration tool to access your new devices.

You are now ready to use BrightQ for 45 days. Note that evaluation licenses include a watermark on all print jobs submitted to the queues configured with that license.

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