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webMethods Free Trial FAQs

Created by Liferay Admin, last modified on Fri, 26 Jun 2020, 15:40

I never received the email with download instructions. What could be the problem?

Please wait for couple of hours and check your ‘junk’ folder. Make sure your spam filters allow email from Software AG email 

If it has been 24 hours and you have still not received your email, please email TECHcommunity  and we can check what happened.   

Which components of webMethods does this free trial version contain?

This free trial contains 10 key products:

  1.    Integration Server
  2.    Universal Messaging
  3.    SAP Adapter
  4.    JDBC Adapter
  5.    CloudStreams
  6.    Trading Networks
  7.    ActiveTransfer
  8.    ActiveTransfer Agents
  9.    Mashzone NextGen
  10.    EDI/EDIINT modules
  11.    Terracotta

Can I use Command Central with the Free Trial

Command Central cannot be installed directly from the Installer. You can download it for free and install using the below commands:

Windows: #

cc-def-10.5-fix1-w64.exe --accept-license -d C:\SoftwareAG

Linux: #

sh -d /opt/softwareag

What is the download size?

The size is approx. 2.7 GB and depending on your network speed it may take a while to download.

How long is the free trial license valid for?

At Software AG, we believe in innovating faster. Every year we have 2 major releases of webMethods platform. As a result our Free Trial versions are configured with a license of 180 days. Depending on when you download the trial, your license may be valid for less than 180 days.

The license key is not working. Is there something I can do to fix it?

Your browser may display the XML file. When you save the license from the browser, open the saved license file to make sure that the first line of line starts with <?xml version="1.0" encoding="US-ASCII"?> .

Note: License Key Files will not have corresponding version numbers, as Reference License Keys are implemented since 10.x Release.

Depending on the browser, this line can be different. If you see a different line, please change it to

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="US-ASCII"?>

My Free Trial license has expired. What can I do?

You have two options. First is to download the newer version of webMethods Free Trial and continue your evaluation. Second option is to contact Software AG and purchase your license.

How do I get answers to my questions about webMethods?

To install the product, you can check out Getting Started guide. Once the product is installed, you can use the documentation available at Empower (requires login to Empower) or TECHcommunity (requires login to TECHcommunity). If you don’t have access to documentation with your TECHcommunity account fill in the requested details here and submit the form. 

You can also post your questions to the webMethods Free Trial Forum 

What other resources can I use during my trial?

You can visit different forums on the site and may find that some of your questions have already been answered.

There are blogs to explain key concepts and articles which you may find useful posted in our Tips, Tricks and Code section.

Plus you can also download free code samples posted here

Is webMethods Broker included in the free trial?

No, please use Universal Messaging instead

I am having troubles installing webMethods free trial on 32-bit machine

webMethods free trial is only available on 64-bit machines.

On what Operating systems can I install webMethods Free Trial

There are two installation images - for Windows and for Linux.

Posted on 2/23/14 10:58 AM.
when i click on the windows license key link which i got through the email , no file is getting downloaded . only the xml is displayed . how am i supposed to get the license key
Posted on 3/21/14 5:53 PM.
Will i be able to simulate CloudStream Integration
If i have valid license for
Integration Server
SAP Adapter
JDBC Adapter

Or does it work with free trial download only ?

Where are the details about the cloud hosted apps from where on-premise can connect to ?
Posted on 4/1/14 7:38 AM in reply to Aravind Mohan.
Does trail version includes Webmethod Broker too ?? i need broker as JMS provider
Posted on 4/15/14 11:19 AM.
webMethods Broker was not included when I downloaded the trial version back in March 2014.
Posted on 4/23/14 12:06 AM in reply to Somdutt Sharma.
Yes.. you are right............ I guess since this is a free trail so they have not included wM Broker
Posted on 5/6/14 4:48 PM in reply to George Delacova.
Save the file as licenseKey.xml and make sure the content of the file has

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="US-ASCII"?>
Posted on 5/6/14 4:50 PM in reply to Aravind Mohan.
Webmethods until 9.5 does no longer include broker. It has been replaced by UM (Universal Messaging).
Posted on 5/13/14 7:55 AM in reply to Mahesh Kumar S.
But you can still install broker and use broker on webMethods 9.5
Posted on 5/13/14 10:09 AM in reply to Daniel DOPSOUMNA.
How could we get trial liscense for wm 9.5. Broker?, I thought we need to implement BPM process. I have try to use UM as broker but it's always Fail on runnig task?
Posted on 5/27/14 11:32 PM.
I got the download link emoticon the email went into the 'promotions' tab in Gmail.
Posted on 8/8/14 2:54 PM.
Re:where I can download Salesforce CloudStreams?
Posted on 1/12/15 1:07 PM.
Hello Krishna, webMethods free trial is available for download here:
Posted on 1/13/15 4:29 PM in reply to krishna prasad.
Hello Everyone..

I have installed the WebMethods 9.7 trial version and I am trying to install a package (Start which is required for me to work on cloudStream. For some reason, I am not able to import. Unlike in previous versions I dont see the folder \IntegrationServer\replicate\inbound, I did create these folder structure but still nothing shows up in the IS Admin page: Packages > Management > Install Inbound Releases

Is there any other way of importing packages to IS?

Please let me know

Posted on 1/28/15 9:08 PM in reply to TECHcommunity team.
see if you have the folder structure as Integrationserver\instances\default\replicate .., where default is your default instance.

After placing the .zip file in replicate\inbound, you will be able to install the package..
Posted on 1/28/15 11:51 PM in reply to Deepak Kuchela.
Krishna, Cloudstreams is now part of WM 9.7 ., request to get the 9.7 trial and install.
Posted on 1/28/15 11:54 PM in reply to krishna prasad.

I have previously worked on webMethods and now I'm pursuing Master's in Computer Science. I want to install wM in my system so that I can prepare for interviews.
I have created an account on techcommunity and installed the following free trial files for Windows:
Windows installer (SoftwareAGInstaller201410.exe)
Windows archive (64bit) (webMFREEDownload97(Win64bit).zip)

But when I run the installer and try to the image file (webMFREEDownload97(Win64bit).zip), it throws an error saying: The file is not found, or corrupted, or you don't have enough access

Please can you help me to know what the problem is and what do I do to resolve this issue.

Posted on 2/13/15 2:39 AM.
I guess your image might be corrupted. Share the screen shots or you can reach me on email for further assistance.
Posted on 2/14/15 5:45 AM in reply to Priyadarshini Thylur.
Hi Mahesh,

Thanks for the reply!
Yea looks like the image was corrupted. I downloaded it again and it worked!
I need to download the Developer, IS and Broker documentations. But i'm not able to. Is it because I do not have empower account?
Can you please help me find some links to download the same.

Posted on 2/17/15 3:30 AM in reply to Mahesh S.
You can download the docs without empower account also but make sure you at-least have a SAG tech community login

Try the below link:

Any questions contact me.
Posted on 2/17/15 7:08 AM in reply to Priyadarshini Thylur.