HOW TO: License PGP Command Line 10.x

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This article provides instructions on how to license PGP Command Line 10.x.

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. You will only be able to get help and version information; perform a speed test; list keys, user IDs, fingerprints, and signatures; export public keys and keypairs; and license PGP Command Line.

PGP Command Line supports the following licensing scenarios:

  • Using a License Number. This is the normal method to license PGP Command Line. You must have your license number and a working connection to the Internet.
  • Using a License Authorization. This licensing method uses licensing information in a file that was obtained from Symantec Corporation. This method does not require a working connection to the Internet.
     

Using a License Number

If you have a license number and a working Internet connection, you can license your copy of PGP Command Line using the following:

Use --license-authorize to license PGP Command Line.

Example:

PGP Command Line 10.3.2 MP8 and above
pgp --license-authorize --license-number "Your license here"

PGP Command Line 10.3.0 to 10.3.2 MP7
pgp --license-authorize --license-name "Authorized User" --license-organization "Authorized Company" --license-number "Your license here" --license-email "Recovery Email here"

If you are replacing an existing license you will need to add the following switch at the end of the command: --force

Note: If you receive a return code of (0: License Authorized), this means the software is authorized successfully. If you are receiving and error that shows an invalid authorization, check for a connection failure error.

If you receive an output of pgp: license authorize (2706:PGP Command Line already has a license), this occurs when replacing a license and license authorizes successfully.

If there isn't a connection failure, this usually indicates a typographical error in the command being entered. Refer to the example above for the exact command to enter.

 

Using a License Authorization

If you have both a license number and a license authorization (a text file) from PGP Corporation instead of just a license number, you need to enter the name of the license authorization file in the command.

You may need a license authorization if you are having problems authorizing your license number or if the system hosting PGP Command Line is not connected to the Internet.

Use --license-authorize to license PGP Command Line.

Example:

PGP Command Line 10.3.2 MP8 and above
pgp --license-authorize --license-number "Your license here"

PGP Command Line 10.3.0 to 10.3.2 MP7
pgp --license-authorize --license-name "Authorized User" --license-organization "Authorized Company" --license-number "aaaaa-bbbbb-ccccc-ddddd-eeeee-fff" license-auth.txt --license-email "[email protected]"  

Note: When entering this text, it all goes on a single line.
 

License PGP Command Line 10.1.0

To license PGP Command Line, you must enter a Name, Organization, and License Number. For versions of PGP Command Line 10.1 and above, the license number for your software is obtained by logging into Symantec Licensing Portal account and then authorizing the software using the following for the Name and Organization:

Name: Authorized User
Organization: Authorized Company
 

Manual Authorization block for PGP Command Line 9.5 - 10.1

-----BEGIN PGP LICENSE AUTHORIZATION-----
ADIAC5YAAKDskWq4rZS67+yoTc/iWaSyGIbDUgCgrX05EyNW4YUaVvPM4wf2kDSb+N0=
-----END PGP LICENSE AUTHORIZATION-----