To activate your installation go to the Settings > License menu in the Web Management Console. If you have no valid license, you will only see your installation's Deployment ID. You will also see a warning in the Web Management Console header.
Settings/License page, when no valid license exists
Press the ACTIVATE button to bring up the Activation menu, where you should choose from the available modes:
Online: the product will contact the OPSWAT license server online, and acquire its license based on your Activation key and its Deployment ID.
Offline: you can upload a manually acquired license file. Follow the displayed instructions.
Request trial key online: if you want to try out the product first, you can receive an trial Activation key via email. Follow the displayed instructions.
If you activated your installation online, but your license becomes invalid or expired, you will see a RE-ACTIVATE button. After clicking it, the product tries to activate the license with the formerly entered activation information.
With no internet connection on the server the Metadefender v4 instance may be activated indirectly from a different machine, that has internet connection. The Deployment ID of the Metadefender v4 instance and the the Activation key received at the time of purchasing the product will be required. Follow the steps on the screen to activate the product offline.
Offline activation details
Log on to https://portal.opswat.com/activation
Fill in the requested information about your deployment
Activation page on OPSWAT portal
Click the Request unlock key button. The download section appears.
Click the Download button and save the activation file.
Go back to Metadefender Web Management Console. Browse for the activation file and click the SEND button.
Request trial key online
An evaluation license may be acquired for 14 days. To obtain a trial key register on the OPSWAT Portal first.
Trial key request details
Provide your e-mail address (that was registered on the OPSWAT portal) in the EMAIL ADDRESS field and click the SEND button.
An e-mail response will arrive from firstname.lastname@example.org containing your trial activation key and activation instructions.
If you activated your installation, but your license becomes invalid or expired, you will see a RE-ACTIVATE button. After clicking it, the product tries to activate the license with the formerly entered activation information.