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Uploading a new license

The access and use of Alfresco Content Services is managed by your license. The license is a file that you upload, which sets limits on the maximum number of users and a maximum number of content objects that you can use. Your limitations are set when you purchase the license. To increase the limitations, contact Alfresco to obtain a new license.
You will receive an email confirming the purchase of your license, and a license file is attached to the email. The license file has a filename of <license-name>.lic. You use this license file to upload the license restrictions into your system.

Before you upload a new license, ensure that Alfresco Content Services is running and that you can access the Admin Console. When you first run Alfresco Content Services, it defaults to using a trial license. You must upload your purchased license to run the server before the trial period has expired.

If you already have a system up and running, and would like to extend the trial license period, you can download the license and apply it directly to the running system.

  1. Open the Admin Console.
  2. In the General section, click License.
  3. In the License Management section, there are two options for applying the license:

    Upload License which allows you to locate a license file anywhere on your system. Follow these steps if you're using the Alfresco Content Services trial.

    1. Click Upload License.

      You can then locate and select the license file from the directory structure.

    2. Select the file, and then click Upload.

      The new license will be applied to the repository. This will take precedence over license files on the file system. You might also need to restart the server to enable any features added in the new license.

    Apply New License which automatically applies a license file that is stored in the install directory.

    1. Copy the license file to the directory in which Alfresco Content Services is installed.

      For example, on Windows, copy the file to the C:\Alfresco directory; on Linux, copy the file to /opt/alfresco-x.x.x.

    2. Click Apply New License.

      This applies a new license that is stored on the file system. This option will not apply the license if the server has a license uploaded to the repository.

When you have uploaded your license, the .lic file is automatically renamed to <license-name>.lic.installed.
When your license is about to expire, you must purchase a new license and upload it to your system. When you purchase further licenses, repeat the same steps using the new license file.
Note: A license is unique to a specific version. When you upgrade to a new version of Alfresco Content Services, you will need to install a new license.
Note: In a clustered environment, you should only apply the license to a single node. The license is shared by all the members of the cluster.

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