On Linux/Unix platforms after downloading the Installer you must
make it executable, by opening a shell, going into the downloads
cd) and running the command
+x, for example:
chmod +x CERTivity-unix-1.0.sh
Then you start the installer either from a file manager or from the command line by running the above executable script in the same directory, for example:
The Installer will guide you through the necessary steps for having CERTivity installed. The default installation directory and other links are containing the version of the product in them. We strongly recommend to keep this naming convention. Default Installation directory examples are given below:
/opt/EduLib/CERTivity 1.0 or
/home/user/EduLib/CERTivity 1.0 depending on the
user's rights for the
As stated in the previous section, if the Java version that we recommend is not detected, the Installer will present a warning dialog, continuing the installation. After the installation finishes, we advise you to install the standard JRE (recommended 1.7) and configure CERTivity to use that standard JRE according to the above section.
After the installation, when you first run CERTivity, you will be asked to activate it either for your trial or for your purchased license. Make sure you correctly point to your license file, then press Install.
A Commercial License for a CERTivity version is valid for all the minor versions. For example, if you purchased CERTivity 1.0, installed and registered it you will also be able to install and run CERTivity 1.3 on the same machine, without the need of requesting or registering another license file. So the above dialog will not appear in such a case if you use the same machine.
If you have a trial license you can register a commercial license
without the need to uninstall the existent version. Use the menu
Help > License > Install License Key to change the
license to the one that you purchased. In the same way, without
uninstalling, you can switch from a Standard to a Professional License
activating all the features.
CERTivity can be started either from the Start Menu / Desktop shortcuts or directly
using the applications startup launchers from the installation base directory
bin/certivity.exe on Windows system,
bin/certivity on the rest
of the systems. This later option is the only one available if you installed CERTivity using
a plain archive.
The CERTivity application settings are stored outside the
application directory under the
EduLib/.certivity/<version> sub-directory, located
under the platform dependent user home directory. The settings are
Tools>Options panel as described in
the section called “Tools Menu”. From this panel you can
export the settings values from the old version into the new application
version via an intermediary archive file. That is the recommended
The CERTivity application is also producing log files in the same
user location. Its exact sub-path under the platform dependent user home
. The last 3 application runs are logged in
messages.log.2. The exact
path is dependent on the target OS, for example:
On Windows XP
The Log level can be configured from the Application Options
Tools>Options panel as described in
the section called “Tools Menu”, via the option
level which comes with the default value of
Multiple CERTivity versions can be run on the same machine, each one being independent of the other. This is the normal process for upgrades. Each application version has its own installation directory, its own Start Menu links, its own settings.
The CERTivity application settings are accessible through
Tools>Options panel as described in the section called “Tools Menu”. From this panel you can export the
settings values from the old version into the new application version
via an intermediary archive file. We recommend that after installing the
new version and becoming familiar with it, you uninstall the previous
It is possible as a repairing process to install the same CERTivity version overwriting the previous installation.