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Making Changes to a License

Your license needs to be reloaded once it has been upgraded by Inductive Automation to include new modules, removed modules, or update allowable module versions. The same CD-Key is used for the license upgrade, so there is no need to unactivate the license. You can update your license using the same CD-Key by reloading the license.

When updating a license from the Gatway, there are two methods of activation: with an Internet connection and without an internet connection. 


Reloading a License



With an Internet Connection

With an internet connection, do the following steps to update and reload your license:

  1. Go to Configure section in the Gateway webpage.
  2. Click on System > Licensing.
    The Current License CD-Key is displayed. Click the Update License icon.


  3. The Licensing page will appear and you'll notice a status message stating that the your license is updating. This connects your machine to the Ignition licensing server. The licensing server verifies your license CD-Key to be valid then updates your license. You will see new modules, if you purchased any, and new versions for the modules you already have. Once the update is complete, you'll notice a status message that your 'License is successfully re-activated,' and will display a list of all your licensed modules. You can also click on View Modules to see which module is in Activated, Trial or Free mode. 



Without an Internet Connection

If you do not have an internet connection and want to reload or update your license, you must unactivate, and then manually activate Ignition. 

  1. Go to Configure section in the Gateway webpage.
  2. Click on System > Licensing.
    The Current License CD-Key is displayed.  
  3. Click the Unactivate License icon  to the right of your license CD-Key. 
  4. The Licensing / Confirm Unactivate window will appear. Click Yes, Unactivate. Ignition will attempt to unactivate automatically, but if it cannot, a new page will open with instructions for manual Unactivation. Follow the steps there. This will include downloading an unactivation file and taking it to another computer that has an internet connection. Have a thumb drive handy to transfer files if you can't send them directly to another computer.   

  5. The Licensing page will appear.  Click Activate Offline

  6. The Licensing / Activate Offline window will open. Follow these three steps for activating your license offline. 

    With any new activation, all updates to the license will be automatically applied.  For more help activating Ignition manually, see the Offline Activation section.



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