Essential LiveCompare configuration

The final stage of the installation involves several essential application configuration steps:

License LiveCompare

LiveCompare requires a software license in order to allow apps, workflows and workflow actions to be run. Note that if LiveCompare is installed on a machine that does not already have a LiveCompare license, a license key that runs for 30 days will be installed automatically. Please see the LiveCompare licensing (apps interface) help topic for details on how to check your license status, request a license and install a license key.

Get Started with LiveCompare

See the Get started with LiveCompare help topic, which describes how to:

  • Integrate LiveCompare with your email system.

  • Create, users, RFC Destinations, Test Repositories and Pipelines.

Update ALM Test Repositories

If you have upgraded to this release and use connections to ALM, select the Test Repositories folder in the LiveCompare hierarchy and choose ‘Discover ALM Clients’ from the context menu to update the installed ALM components.

Register workflows as REST APIs

If you plan to register workflows as REST APIs, node.js must be installed on the LiveCompare server. To install node.js on the LiveCompare server, carry out the following steps:

  1. In a web browser, navigate to

  2. Click the Windows Installer link in the LTS section to download the latest 64-bit node.js installer for Windows.

  3. Run the .msi program and click through the installation screens, accepting the License Agreement and the default installation settings.

  4. In the Destination Location screen, take a note of the node.js installation directory.

When the installation has finished, configure LiveCompare to use node.js by carrying out the following steps:

  1. Log in to LiveCompare using the ‘admin’ account, and navigate to the Administration > Configuration > General folder in the LiveCompare hierarchy.

  2. Set the NodeJsPath field to the Node.js installation directory path, for example c:\Program Files\nodejs.

  3. Click ‘Save’ to save your changes.

Next: SAP maintenance and configuration tasks