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Uploading the license file

Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient includes a free, full featured 15 day trial.

Before using the Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient, you must enter the license file that you downloaded from the Customer Service & Support portal when you registered your Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient. See Registering your Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient.

To upload the license via the CLI:
  1. Open the license file in a text editor and copy the VM license string.
  2. In a Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient console window, enter the following:

    execute add-vm-license <"vm license string">

To upload the license file via the GUI:
  1. In the Evaluation License dialog box, select Enter License.

    Optionally, you can also select Upload License in the License Information dashboard widget.

  2. In the license upload page, click Browse, locate the VM license file (.lic) on your computer, then click OK to upload the license file.

    A reboot message will be shown, then the Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient system will reboot and load the license file.

  3. Refresh your browser and log back into the Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient with username admin and no password.

    The VM registration status appears as valid in the License Information widget once the license has been validated.

    As a part of the license validation process, Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient compares its IP address with the IP information in the license file. If a new license has been imported or the Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient’s IP address has been changed, the Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient must be rebooted in order for the system to validate the change and operate with a valid license.

    If the IP address in the license file and the IP address configured in the Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient do not match, you will receive an error message when you log back into the VM.

    If this occurs, you will need to change the IP address in the Customer Service & Support portal to match the management IP and re-download the license file. To change the management IP address, see Editing Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient IP addresses

    After an invalid license file has been loaded onto the Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient, the GUI will be locked until a valid license file is uploaded. A new license file can be uploaded via the CLI.

Uploading the license file

Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient includes a free, full featured 15 day trial.

Before using the Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient, you must enter the license file that you downloaded from the Customer Service & Support portal when you registered your Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient. See Registering your Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient.

To upload the license via the CLI:
  1. Open the license file in a text editor and copy the VM license string.
  2. In a Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient console window, enter the following:

    execute add-vm-license <"vm license string">

To upload the license file via the GUI:
  1. In the Evaluation License dialog box, select Enter License.

    Optionally, you can also select Upload License in the License Information dashboard widget.

  2. In the license upload page, click Browse, locate the VM license file (.lic) on your computer, then click OK to upload the license file.

    A reboot message will be shown, then the Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient system will reboot and load the license file.

  3. Refresh your browser and log back into the Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient with username admin and no password.

    The VM registration status appears as valid in the License Information widget once the license has been validated.

    As a part of the license validation process, Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient compares its IP address with the IP information in the license file. If a new license has been imported or the Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient’s IP address has been changed, the Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient must be rebooted in order for the system to validate the change and operate with a valid license.

    If the IP address in the license file and the IP address configured in the Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient do not match, you will receive an error message when you log back into the VM.

    If this occurs, you will need to change the IP address in the Customer Service & Support portal to match the management IP and re-download the license file. To change the management IP address, see Editing Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient IP addresses

    After an invalid license file has been loaded onto the Micro-FortiGuard Server for FortiClient, the GUI will be locked until a valid license file is uploaded. A new license file can be uploaded via the CLI.