Import license files

After generating your license file from, you are ready to import it into the License Server. A startup license is imported during the License Server installation to allow Citrix products to communicate with the License Server.


We recommend that you use the Citrix Licensing Manager to import license files. For more information, see Install licenses.

Ensure that the license file retains the lower case .lic file name extension. Some copy processes do not recognize a file type for that extension and add a .txt file name extension during the copy. The License Server cannot import license files that have the wrong file name extension.

  1. From a web browser, go to https://ls:8083.

  2. Select Administration and Vendor Daemon Configuration.

  3. Click Import License.

  4. Select the link.

  5. On the My Account page, type your user ID and password.

  6. Select Manage Licenses.

  7. Select the licenses you want to allocate. The landing page displays only new licenses within 30 days and expiring term licenses. You can use the Filter by menu to search for specific types of licenses or select Quick find: All active to see all licenses.

  8. From the Select an action menu, choose Allocate licenses. Follow the process to allocate and download your license file, and save the file to a temporary directory.

  9. Select the licenses you want to download, click Download, and save the file to a temporary directory.

  10. In the License Administration Console on the Import License File page, browse to the license file.

  11. If you copied the file directly to the MyFiles directory, or if a file having the same name exists on the License Server, select Overwrite License File on License Server.

  12. Select Import License.

  13. Select Vendor Daemon Configuration and select Administer in the Citrix vendor daemon line.

  14. Select Reread License Files to allow the License Server to recognize the new file.

    Users can begin using these licenses when the License Server reads the licenses.

Import license files