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You must obtain a license to activate the FortiGate-VM. If you have not activated the license, you see the license upload screen when you log into the FortiGate-VM and cannot proceed to configure the FortiGate-VM.

You can obtain licenses for the bring your own license (BYOL) licensing model through any Fortinet partner. If you do not have a partner, contact azuresales@fortinet.com for assistance in purchasing a license.

After you purchase a license or obtain an evaluation license, you receive a PDF with an activation code.

FortiOS 7.2.1 introduces a new permanent trial license, which requires a FortiCare account. This trial license has limited features and capacity. The trial license only applies to BYOL deployments for FortiGate-VM on Azure. See VM permanent trial license for details.

FortiOS 7.2.0 supports the older evaluation license, which has a 15-day term.

To register a BYOL license:
  1. Go to Customer Service & Support and create a new account or log in with an existing account.
  2. Click Register Now to start the registration process.
  3. In the Registration Code field, enter your license activation code, then select Next to continue registering the product.
  4. If you register the S-series subscription model, the site prompts you to select one of the following:
    1. Click Register to newly register the code to acquire a new serial number with a new license file.
    2. Click Renew to renew and extend the licensed period on top of the existing serial number, so that all features on the VM node continue working uninterrupted upon license renewal.
  5. At the end of the registration process, download the license (.lic) file to your computer. You upload this license later to activate the FortiGate-VM.

    After registering a license, Fortinet servers may take up to 30 minutes to fully recognize the new license. When you upload the license (.lic) file to activate the FortiGate-VM, if you get an error that the license is invalid, wait 30 minutes and try again.

BYOL

You must obtain a license to activate the FortiGate-VM. If you have not activated the license, you see the license upload screen when you log into the FortiGate-VM and cannot proceed to configure the FortiGate-VM.

You can obtain licenses for the bring your own license (BYOL) licensing model through any Fortinet partner. If you do not have a partner, contact azuresales@fortinet.com for assistance in purchasing a license.

After you purchase a license or obtain an evaluation license, you receive a PDF with an activation code.

FortiOS 7.2.1 introduces a new permanent trial license, which requires a FortiCare account. This trial license has limited features and capacity. The trial license only applies to BYOL deployments for FortiGate-VM on Azure. See VM permanent trial license for details.

FortiOS 7.2.0 supports the older evaluation license, which has a 15-day term.

To register a BYOL license:
  1. Go to Customer Service & Support and create a new account or log in with an existing account.
  2. Click Register Now to start the registration process.
  3. In the Registration Code field, enter your license activation code, then select Next to continue registering the product.
  4. If you register the S-series subscription model, the site prompts you to select one of the following:
    1. Click Register to newly register the code to acquire a new serial number with a new license file.
    2. Click Renew to renew and extend the licensed period on top of the existing serial number, so that all features on the VM node continue working uninterrupted upon license renewal.
  5. At the end of the registration process, download the license (.lic) file to your computer. You upload this license later to activate the FortiGate-VM.

    After registering a license, Fortinet servers may take up to 30 minutes to fully recognize the new license. When you upload the license (.lic) file to activate the FortiGate-VM, if you get an error that the license is invalid, wait 30 minutes and try again.