Does upgrade SonarQube version invalidate the developer license key?

I want to upgrade the Sonarqube version from 8.8.x to 8.9.x. I installed SonarQube with zip package on Linux and used Postgres.
I have tested the upgrade procedure in a test environment, and the serverId didn’t change, but I have a concern about the validity of the license key. It is not mentioned in the upgrade guide Upgrade Guide | SonarQube Docs and as far as I know, we need to provide SonarQube version and the ServerID to retrieve a new license key. Is there any mapping between the version and the license key which can cause the license key invalidated?

Thank you and appreciate your help


Welcome to the community!

License key isn’t related to version*. It’s tied to your DB, and designed to work smoothly and transparently through upgrades, so you should be good to go.


*Once, many versions ago, we had to change the license key format from one version to another. But that was a one-time thing, and isn’t relevant for modern versions.

Many thanks, Ann

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