IntelliJ IDEA 2020.2.3: No valid license found


When updating the IntelliJ tools in TeamCity from 2020.1.x to 2020.2.x the build step fails with the following error:


No valid license found
2020-11-26 12:59:04,378 [ 1045] ERROR - #LicenseManager - No valid license found
java.lang.Throwable: No valid license found
at com.intellij.openapi.diagnostic.Logger.error(
at com.intellij.ide.a.i.J.c(
at com.intellij.ide.a.i.J.a(
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(
at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(
at com.intellij.idea.MainImpl.start(
at com.intellij.idea.StartupUtil.startApp(
at com.intellij.idea.StartupUtil.prepareApp(
at com.intellij.ide.plugins.MainRunner.lambda$start$0(
2020-11-26 12:59:04,380 [ 1047] ERROR - #LicenseManager - IntelliJ IDEA 2020.2.3 Build #IU-202.7660.26
2020-11-26 12:59:04,380 [ 1047] ERROR - #LicenseManager - JDK: 1.8.0_275; VM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM; Vendor: Private Build
2020-11-26 12:59:04,380 [ 1047] ERROR - #LicenseManager - OS: Linux
Process exited with code 7

Would it be possible to share how you updated the IntelliJ tools? I have just tested via the Administration - Tools and my test inspections tool worked just fine.


I update as usual via the Admin Tools menu.

In the meantime I have some additional information but still no solution. I tried updating the JDK from JDK 8 to JDK 11 which did not help.

#LicenseManager - IntelliJ IDEA 2020.2.3  Build #IU-202.7660.26
#LicenseManager - JDK:; VM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM; Vendor: Ubuntu
#LicenseManager - OS: Linux

Also the code analysis step runs. It is only the duplicates finder which fails with the license error message.



Hi Peter,


thanks for the info, the duplicates finder bit was actually the critical part as I had only tested inspections. I have created to track this issue, please feel free to vote for it. I'm afraid that I don't really have a workaround besides downgrading idea as of yet, should we find anything we'll post it in the issue.


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