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HOW TO: License PGP WDE for Linux through Proxy Server


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Symantec Products




This article provides the steps how to authorize the license for PGP WDE for Linux via a proxy server.

If the Internet access of the system hosting PGP Whole Disk Encryption for Linux uses a proxy server, you can still license your copy of PGP Whole Disk Encryption for Linux directly by simply adding the necessary proxy information.

When licensing through a proxy server, you must have your license information, the appropriate proxy server information, and use the following switches:


  • --proxy-server
  • --proxy-username (If authentication is required)
  • --proxy-passphrase (If authentication is required)

To authorize a PGP WDE for Linux using a proxy server use the following format:

pgpwde --license-authorize --license-name <name> --license-number <number> [--license-email <emailaddress>] [--license-organization <org>] [--proxyserver <proxyserver>] [--proxy-username <proxyusername>] [--proxy-passphrase <proxypass>]

For Example:

pgpwde --license-authorize --license-name "Alice Cameron" --license-number "aaaaa-12345-bbbbb-12345-ccccc-123" --license-email "[email protected]" --license-organization "Example Corporation" --proxy-server "" --proxy-username "acameron" --proxy-passphrase 'a_cameron1492sailedblue'


Note: When entering the license authorization text, it all goes on a single line.