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EMS Administration Guide

Licensing FortiClient EMS

An instructional video on how to obtain licensing for FortiClient EMS is available in the Fortinet Video Library.

  1. Purchase FortiClient EMS from a reseller.

    You can visit Fortinet Partners to find a reseller. Once you purchase FortiClient EMS, you receive the Service Registration Document via email. This email contains the Contract Registration Code used to obtain the FortiClient EMS license.

  2. Log into the Fortinet Support website.
  3. Register FortiClient EMS:
    1. Go to Asset > Register/Renew.

    2. In the Specify Registration Code field, enter the Contract Registration Code. This is the number received in the license email from Fortinet.
    3. Select the end user type, then click Next.
    4. Click Register.

      If you have not registered an EMS device, you are prompted to do so. This requires obtaining the Hardware ID from FortiClient EMS. You can obtain the Hardware ID by going to Administration > Upgrade License > Hardware ID.

    5. In the Product Description field, enter a product description if desired, then enter the Hardware ID.
    6. Select the Fortinet Partner reseller, then click Next.
    7. Read, verify, and agree to the service's Terms and Conditions, then click Next.
    8. Verify the Product Entitlement list for your FortiClient EMS purchase. Select the BY ACCEPTING THESE TERMS... checkbox, then click Confirm. The license file is now available to use with your FortiClient EMS installation.
    9. Click Finish.
  4. Retrieve the license key: 
    1. Go to Asset > Manage/View Products. Select FortiClient EMS.
    2. From the left panel, select License & Key.
    3. From the Available Key(s) list, click Get The License File for FortiClient EMS.
  5. License FortiClient EMS
    1. From FortiClient EMS, go to Administration > Upgrade License. Click the Activate button.
    2. Click the Browse button, select the license file, and click Upload. You have successfully licensed FortiClient EMS.

To upgrade or renew your license, contact Fortinet Support.

Licensing FortiClient EMS

An instructional video on how to obtain licensing for FortiClient EMS is available in the Fortinet Video Library.

  1. Purchase FortiClient EMS from a reseller.

    You can visit Fortinet Partners to find a reseller. Once you purchase FortiClient EMS, you receive the Service Registration Document via email. This email contains the Contract Registration Code used to obtain the FortiClient EMS license.

  2. Log into the Fortinet Support website.
  3. Register FortiClient EMS:
    1. Go to Asset > Register/Renew.

    2. In the Specify Registration Code field, enter the Contract Registration Code. This is the number received in the license email from Fortinet.
    3. Select the end user type, then click Next.
    4. Click Register.

      If you have not registered an EMS device, you are prompted to do so. This requires obtaining the Hardware ID from FortiClient EMS. You can obtain the Hardware ID by going to Administration > Upgrade License > Hardware ID.

    5. In the Product Description field, enter a product description if desired, then enter the Hardware ID.
    6. Select the Fortinet Partner reseller, then click Next.
    7. Read, verify, and agree to the service's Terms and Conditions, then click Next.
    8. Verify the Product Entitlement list for your FortiClient EMS purchase. Select the BY ACCEPTING THESE TERMS... checkbox, then click Confirm. The license file is now available to use with your FortiClient EMS installation.
    9. Click Finish.
  4. Retrieve the license key: 
    1. Go to Asset > Manage/View Products. Select FortiClient EMS.
    2. From the left panel, select License & Key.
    3. From the Available Key(s) list, click Get The License File for FortiClient EMS.
  5. License FortiClient EMS
    1. From FortiClient EMS, go to Administration > Upgrade License. Click the Activate button.
    2. Click the Browse button, select the license file, and click Upload. You have successfully licensed FortiClient EMS.

To upgrade or renew your license, contact Fortinet Support.