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HOW TO: License Drive Encryption for Linux

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Article ID: 180259

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This article details how to authorize the license for Drive Encryption for Linux (formerly PGP Whole Disk Encryption for Linux).

To authorize Drive Encryption 10.3.2 MP8 and above

Drive Encryption for Linux requires a valid license to operate. This section describes how to license your copy of Drive Encryption for Linux.

Drive Encryption for Linux supports the following licensing scenarios:

  • Using a License Number. This is the normal method to license Drive Encryption for Linux. You must have your license information and a working connection to the Internet.
  • Through a Proxy Server. If you connect to the Internet through a proxy server, use this method to license Drive Encryption for Linux. You must have your license information and the appropriate proxy server information.
     

The license authorization for Drive Encryption is performed via the command line interface using the pgpwde --license-authorize command.

The usage format is:

To authorize the license

  1. Open a terminal session.
  2. Type pgpwde --license-authorize --license-number <number> 

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

Example: pgpwde --license-authorize --license-number "aaaaa-12345-bbbbb-12345-ccc" 

License using a Proxy Server

If the Internet access of the system hosting Drive Encryption for Linux is via an HTTP proxy connection, you can still license your copy of Drive Encryption for Linux directly; you simply need to add the necessary proxy information.

  1. Open a terminal session.
  2. Type pgpwde --license-authorize --license-number <number> --proxy-server <proxyserver> --proxy-username <proxyusername> --proxy-passphrase <proxypass>

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

Example:

pgpwde --license-authorize --license-number "aaaaa-12345-bbbbb-12345-ccccc-ddd" --proxy-server "proxyserver.example.com" --proxy-username "acameron" --proxy-passphrase '12$&Password'
 



To authorize versions 10.3.2 MP7 and older 

PGP Whole Disk Encryption for Linux requires a valid license to operate. This section describes how to license your copy of PGP Whole Disk Encryption for Linux.

PGP Whole Disk Encryption for Linux supports the following licensing scenarios:

  • Using a License Number. This is the normal method to license PGP Whole Disk Encryption for Linux. You must have your license information and a working connection to the Internet.
  • Through a Proxy Server. If you connect to the Internet through a proxy server, use this method to license PGP Whole Disk Encryption for Linux. You must have your license information and the appropriate proxy server information.
     

The license authorization for PGP Whole Disk Encryption is performed via the command line interface using the pgpwde --license-authorize command.

The usage format is:

To authorize the license

  1. Open a terminal session.
  2. Type pgpwde --license-authorize --license-name <name> --license-number <number> --license-email --license-organization <org>

    Note: Entering a email address is optional. If you decide not to enter a license email, you may see a warning message but your license will authorize. When entering this text, it all goes on a single line.
     
  3. Press Enter.

Example: pgpwde --license-authorize --license-name "Alice Cameron" --license-number "aaaaa-12345-bbbbb-12345-ccc" --license-email "[email protected]" --license-organization "Example Corporation"

License using a Proxy Server

If the Internet access of the system hosting PGP Whole Disk Encryption for Linux is via an HTTP proxy connection, you can still license your copy of PGP Whole Disk Encryption for Linux directly; you simply need to add the necessary proxy information.

  1. Open a terminal session.
  2. Type pgpwde --license-authorize --license-name <name> --license-number <number> --license-email <emailaddress> [--license-organization <org> --proxy-server <proxyserver> --proxy-username <proxyusername> --proxy-passphrase <proxypass>

    Note: Entering a email address is optional. If you decide not to enter a license email, you may see a warning message but your license will authorize. When entering this text, it all goes on a single line.
     
  3. Press Enter.
     

Example:

pgpwde --license-authorize --license-name "Alice Cameron" --license-number "aaaaa-12345-bbbbb-12345-ccccc-ddd" --license-email "[email protected]" --license-organization "Example Corporation" --proxy-server "proxyserver.example.com" --proxy-username "acameron" --proxy-passphrase '12$&Password'