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 .lic file name extension (all lower case). 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. Click Administration and Vendor Daemon Configuration.

  3. Click Import License.

  4. Click the link.

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

  6. Select All Licensing Tools.

  7. From the main menu, select Allocate.

  8. Follow the process to allocate and generate your file.

  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. Click Import License.

  13. Click Vendor Daemon Configuration and click Administer in the Citrix vendor daemon line.

  14. Click 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

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