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update bamboo license

i am having a bamboo server which ran out of a license. Unfortunately its not starting up to enter the new license. Log_in_as_a_Bamboo_user_-_G_llner_IT_Bamboo.png


Is there a hidden url to update the license or can i do that in the database or on the command line? I would like not to loose the project config. 


Here is a part of the logfile.

2014-09-15 21:54:44,925 INFO [http-bio-8085-exec-6] [AccessLogFilter] GET!default.action 87017kb

2014-09-15 21:54:44,961 INFO [http-bio-8085-exec-9] [AccessLogFilter] GET!default.action?bam_authstatus=adminNeeded 87017kb

2014-09-15 21:54:45,136 INFO [http-bio-8085-exec-2] [AccessLogFilter] GET!default.action 80643kb

2014-09-15 21:54:45,165 INFO [http-bio-8085-exec-12] [AccessLogFilter] GET!default.action 80521kb

2014-09-15 21:54:45,170 INFO [http-bio-8085-exec-2] [AccessLogFilter] GET!default.action?bam_authstatus=adminNeeded 80314kb

2014-09-15 21:54:45,205 INFO [http-bio-8085-exec-12] [AccessLogFilter] GET!default.action?bam_authstatus=adminNeeded 78594kb

2014-09-15 21:54:57,433 INFO [http-bio-8085-exec-7] [AccessLogFilter] GET!default.action 67954kb

2014-09-15 21:54:57,465 INFO [http-bio-8085-exec-7] [AccessLogFilter] GET!default.action?bam_authstatus=adminNeeded 67765kb

2014-09-15 21:54:57,626 INFO [http-bio-8085-exec-1] [AccessLogFilter] GET!default.action 61874kb

2014-09-15 21:54:57,630 INFO [http-bio-8085-exec-16] [AccessLogFilter] GET!default.action 61874kb

2014-09-15 21:54:57,661 INFO [http-bio-8085-exec-1] [AccessLogFilter] GET!default.action?bam_authstatus=adminNeeded 61722kb

2014-09-15 21:54:57,663 INFO [http-bio-8085-exec-18] [AccessLogFilter] GET!default.action?bam_authstatus=adminNeeded 61722kb

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Hello Philip,

Please stop your Bamboo process completely, make sure there is no orphaned/frozen process running in the background, then open "bamboo.cfg.xml" file from under your <bamboo-home> directory and replace the following property value with your new license:

<property name="license.string">ABCD</property>

Upon starting Bamboo again, you should be able to successfully login and access the application. If the issue persists, please open a support ticket at

Hope this helps!

Thank you.



Thanks @Sepideh Setayeshfar worked perfectly. Is that a bug that i don't get a nicely styled interface when license runs out? Should i add that to bamboos bugtracker?

You're very welcome. Yes, it is a bug unfortunately. This is the bug report that you can vote/watch to receive future updates: Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience and let us know if you have any questions. Thanks!

I'm getting this same issue! site redirects to  /setup/updateLicense!default.action and then I'm getting a 404 error..

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