Licensing 11.16.6

Servers running Citrix products contact the License Server to obtain licenses.

If users connect to a Citrix product, it draws licenses from the License Server. The Citrix product requests to check out a license from the License Server on behalf of the user or client device. When the license is successfully checked out, the user can run the product.


Depending on the size and configuration of your product deployment, you might deploy licensing on a server shared with other applications, a dedicated License Server, or multiple License Servers.

License files must be on the License Server that is associated with the product you are licensing. The product must be configured to communicate with that specific License Server. The Citrix Licensing Manager lets you manage and monitor your Citrix licenses by providing a user interface to the License Server. You can view licenses and alerts, import license files, create historical usage reports, and manage License Server settings.

The Citrix License Server supports any Citrix products that require Citrix licenses. Those products include, but are not limited to:

  • AppDNA
  • Citrix ADC
  • Citrix Cloud
  • Citrix Endpoint Management
  • Citrix Gateway
  • Citrix Hypervisor
  • Citrix SD-WAN
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops
  • Citrix Provisioning
  • XenMobile

Where to find license management documentation

Sometimes, there might be more than one way to manage your licenses. This article links to our various license management articles.


We no longer support the License Administration Console. The Citrix Licensing Manager is the recommended License Server management method.

Citrix Licensing Manager

License Server administration without a console

  • Customer Success Services
  • Delete license files
  • Disable the domain name truncation

Manage Licenses in My Account on

  • Allocate licenses
  • Modify licenses
  • Download licenses
  • Hide and unhide licenses
  • Return licenses
  • Upgrade license edition
  • Manage multiple licenses
  • Install licenses
  • Search for licenses
  • Filter licenses
  • Create product license report

Licensing commands

  • lmadmin— Provides licensing configuration. Use the Citrix Licensing Manager for licensing configuration and administration tasks. Do not use lmadmin.

  • lmdiag — Diagnoses license check-out problems.

  • lmdown — Gracefully shuts down the License Manager and Citrix vendor daemons (disabled by default).

  • lmhostid — Reports the host ID of the server on which Citrix Licensing is running.

  • lmreread — Causes the License Manager daemon to reread the license file and start the Citrix vendor daemon.
  • lmstat — Displays the status of a License Server.

  • lmutil — Displays a list of licensing utilities or executes other commands.

  • lmver — Displays version information for the licensing binaries.

  • udadmin — Displays all licensed users and devices and deletes specified licensed users and devices. This command applies to user/device licenses only. Specifying udadmin -export exports unprocessed user and device data. This data is used to calculate license use and is not a list of licenses in use. To get a list of licenses, specify udadmin -list.

Product-specific licensing information

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