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Upload the FortiAuthenticator-VM license file

Every FortiAuthenticator-VM includes a 5-user evaluation license. During this time the FortiAuthenticator-VM operates in evaluation mode. Before using the FortiAuthenticator-VM you must enter the license file that you downloaded from FortiCloud upon registration.

Note

Plan a maintenance window to apply the FortiAuthenticator-VM license as the VM will reboot.

Note

As your organization grows, you can simply either allocate more resources or migrate your virtual appliance to a physical server with more power, then upgrade your FortiAuthenticator-VM license to support your needs.

To upload the FortiAuthenticator-VM license file:
  1. Log into the FortiAuthenticator-VM.
  2. Go to System > Administration > Licensing.
    The Import License page opens.

  3. Select Choose File and locate the license file (.lic) on your computer. Select OK to upload the license file.
  4. The VM registration status appears as valid once the license has been validated.
    Note

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

  5. If the IP address in the license file and the IP address configured in the FortiAuthenticator-VM do not match, you will receive the following error message dialog box when you log back into the VM.

    If this occurs, you will need to change the IP address in FortiCloud to match the management IP and re-download the license file.

    Caution

    After an invalid license file is loaded to FortiAuthenticator-VM, the GUI will be locked until a valid license file is uploaded.

Upload the FortiAuthenticator-VM license file

Every FortiAuthenticator-VM includes a 5-user evaluation license. During this time the FortiAuthenticator-VM operates in evaluation mode. Before using the FortiAuthenticator-VM you must enter the license file that you downloaded from FortiCloud upon registration.

Note

Plan a maintenance window to apply the FortiAuthenticator-VM license as the VM will reboot.

Note

As your organization grows, you can simply either allocate more resources or migrate your virtual appliance to a physical server with more power, then upgrade your FortiAuthenticator-VM license to support your needs.

To upload the FortiAuthenticator-VM license file:
  1. Log into the FortiAuthenticator-VM.
  2. Go to System > Administration > Licensing.
    The Import License page opens.

  3. Select Choose File and locate the license file (.lic) on your computer. Select OK to upload the license file.
  4. The VM registration status appears as valid once the license has been validated.
    Note

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

  5. If the IP address in the license file and the IP address configured in the FortiAuthenticator-VM do not match, you will receive the following error message dialog box when you log back into the VM.

    If this occurs, you will need to change the IP address in FortiCloud to match the management IP and re-download the license file.

    Caution

    After an invalid license file is loaded to FortiAuthenticator-VM, the GUI will be locked until a valid license file is uploaded.