Almost three months passed after SAP ABAP Platform 1909 Developer Edition been released, and soon you could probably get the message like ‘License expiration date 04.11.2021’ when logon.
I thought it’ll never expire as it’s a developer edition for practice purposes only, now it seems we need to extend the validation every 3 months. Fortunately, it’s not complex to extend the license:
1. Get the Hardware key by Tcode: SLICENSE
Log on to your SAP ABAP Platform 1909 Developer Edition with SAP GUI and using TCODE: SLICENSE to check the hardware key.
2. Generate license key at SAP support website
Choose the first option ‘A4H’ which against SAP ABAP Platform 1909 Developer Edition.
Fill the mandatory fields include the hardware key get from the first step and accept the license agreement.
Then this website will generate the text document named ‘A4H_Multiple.txt’.
3. Install the new license key by TCODE:SLICENCE
Goto TCODE: SLICENSE, click the ‘Install’ button and select the download text document ‘A4H_Multiple.txt’. The system will extend another 3 months.