HOW TO: License PGP Command Line using a license-auth.txt file

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This article describes how to use the license-auth.txt file to manually authorize a PGP Command Line license.



PGP Command Line requires a valid license to support full functionality. If you use PGP Command Line without entering a license or after your license has expired, only basic functionality will be available.

If you are having problems authorizing your license number or if the system hosting PGP Command Line is not connected to the Internet, you can use a text file to complete the manual authorization of PGP Command Line.

You must use both a license number and a license authorization (a text file) from PGP Corporation instead of just a license number. To authorize the software, you need to enter the name of the license authorization file in the command.

Use --license-authorize to license PGP Command Line using a license authorization.

The following options are required:

--license-name <Name>

Where <Name> is your name or a descriptive name.

--license-organization <Org>

Where <Org> is the name of your company.

--license-number <Number>

Where <Number> is a valid license number.

The following option is not required but is recommended:

--license-email <EmailAddress>

Where <EmailAddress> is a valid email address, generally the email address of the PGP Command Line administrator.

For example:

pgp --license-authorize --license-name "Alice Cameron" --license-organization "Example Corporation" --license-number "aaaaa-bbbbb-ccccc-ddddd-eeeee-fff" c:\license-auth.txt --license-email "[email protected]"

(When entering this text, it all goes on a single line.)

In this example, the text file "license-auth.txt" is shown after the license number. Be sure to type the location of where the "license-auth.txt" on the system.

If you have already licensed your copy of PGP Command Line on a system, but you need to re-license it on the same system (if you have purchased a new license with additional capabilities, for example), you must use the --force option to override the existing license.

For example:

pgp --license-authorize --license-name "Alice Cameron" --license-organization "Example Corporation" --license-number "aaaaa-bbbbb-ccccc-ddddd-eeeee-fff" c:\license-auth.txt --license-email "[email protected]" --force