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Activating the license

The first time you start the QMC, the Site license properties page is displayed. All fields are empty and you must enter the license information. Entering the license information makes you the root administrator (RootAdmin) for the Qlik Sense site.

You can license Qlik Sense Enterprise using a signed key or a serial number and control number. You must use a license with a signed key if you are licensing analyzer capacity access.

Information noteAfter changing to a license with a signed key, you cannot return to using the old serial and control number license model. To learn more about the product licenses, see Qlik product licenses.

Do the following:

  1. If licensing Qlik Sense using a signed key, enter the signed key in the dedicated field.
  2. If licensing Qlik Sense using a control and serial number, fill out the mandatory fields.

    1. Enter the following:
    2. The property group Site license contains properties related to the license for the Qlik Sense system. All fields are mandatory and must not be empty.

      Site licence properties
      Property name Description
      Owner name The user name of the Qlik Sense product owner.
      Owner organization The name of the organization that the Qlik Sense product owner is a member of.
      Serial number The serial number assigned to the Qlik Sense software.
      Control number The control number assigned to the Qlik Sense software.
      LEF access The License Enabler File (LEF) assigned to the Qlik Sense software.
    3. Expand LEF access and click Get LEF and preview the license to download a LEF file from the Qlik Sense LEF server. Alternatively, copy the LEF information from a LEF file and paste it in the text field.

      LEF was successfully retrieved is displayed.

      Information noteFailed to get LEF from server is displayed if the serial number or control number is incorrect.
  3. Click Apply in the action bar to apply and save your changes.

    Successfully licensed is displayed.

    Information noteWith a signed license key, license information can be viewed in the QMC after the license key is entered and saved using Apply.
  4. Click Close.

You have now activated the license. Next you need to allocate professional access or user access to yourself.

Information note You give users access to Qlik Sense by managing the access types: professional or analyzer access (user-based license) or user access or login access (token-based license), according to which consumption model you prefer for accessing Qlik Sense.
Tip noteWith a signed license key, click Refresh license definition to synchronize the license definition in QMC with new updates to the license. For more information, see Refreshing the license definition.

Activating the license offline

To activate the product license, you must connect to the Qlik License Backend Server over the internet. In some cases, you may not have immediate access to the internet and require offline license activation. Depending on your license, offline licensing or temporary product activation is possible.

If you have a product serial and control number, you can request your License Enabler File (LEF) from Qlik Support, which you can then paste into the Site license properties page. For detailed instructions on how to obtain your LEF from Qlik Support, see How to request a control number and LEF.

If you have a signed license key, you can only license your product over the internet. However, you can request a Signed License Definition from Qlik Support, which allows you to operate the product for a limited time before licensing your product online. For detailed instructions, see Activate Qlik Products without Internet access - April 2020 and onwards.

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