1.2 License activation

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.


  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

After successful activation the product will be available with all its functionality. For detailed license activation instructions see 2.4.1 Activating MetaDefender ICAP Server Licenses.

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