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Uploading the license file

Before using the FortiDeceptor VM, you must enter the license file that you downloaded from the Customer Service & Support portal upon registration.

To upload the license file:
  1. Log into the FortiDeceptor VM GUI, and find the System Information widget on the dashboard.
  2. In the VM License field, select Upload License. The VM License Upload page opens.
  3. Select Browse, locate the VM license file (.lic) on your computer, then select OK to upload the license file.
  4. A reboot message will be shown, then the FortiDeceptor VM system will reboot and load the license file.

  5. Refresh your browser and log back into the FortiDeceptor VM(username admin, no password).

    The VM registration status appears as valid in the System Information widget once the license has been validated.

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

    If the IP address in the license file and the IP address configured in the FortiDeceptor VM do not match, you will receive an error message when you log back into the VM.
    If this occurs, you must change the IP address in the Customer Service & Support portal to match the management IP and re-download the license file. To change the management IP address, see Editing FortiDeceptor VM IP addresses

Uploading the license file

Before using the FortiDeceptor VM, you must enter the license file that you downloaded from the Customer Service & Support portal upon registration.

To upload the license file:
  1. Log into the FortiDeceptor VM GUI, and find the System Information widget on the dashboard.
  2. In the VM License field, select Upload License. The VM License Upload page opens.
  3. Select Browse, locate the VM license file (.lic) on your computer, then select OK to upload the license file.
  4. A reboot message will be shown, then the FortiDeceptor VM system will reboot and load the license file.

  5. Refresh your browser and log back into the FortiDeceptor VM(username admin, no password).

    The VM registration status appears as valid in the System Information widget once the license has been validated.

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

    If the IP address in the license file and the IP address configured in the FortiDeceptor VM do not match, you will receive an error message when you log back into the VM.
    If this occurs, you must change the IP address in the Customer Service & Support portal to match the management IP and re-download the license file. To change the management IP address, see Editing FortiDeceptor VM IP addresses