1.2 License activation

To activate your installation go to the Settings > License menu in the Web Management Console. If you haven't yet activated the product, you will only see your installation's Deployment ID. You will also see a warning in the Web Management Console header.


Perform the following steps:

  1. 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 Deployment ID.

    • Offline: you can upload a manually acquired license file.

    • Request trial key online: if you want to try out the product first, you can receive a trial Activation key via email.

  2. Select the desired option

  3. Follow the on-screen instructions

  4. Finally press the SEND button

When your hardware information changes, for example if your mac address changes because the product runs in a virtual machine, the license gets automatically reactivated on the first update attempt.

After successful activation the web management console will be available with all its functionality.

For detailed license activation instructions see 2.4 MetaDefender Email Gateway Security licensing.