Manage a License Key from the Command Line
Although we recommend that you manage licenses in the BeyondTrust Management Console, you can also manage a license locally from the command line on a Linux or Unix computer.
From the command line of an AD Bridge Enterprise client, you can check the computer's license, set a license key, release a license, and adjust the type of license that you want the computer to obtain.
To view the license key that is installed on a Linux or Unix computer, execute the following command at the shell prompt:
Here is an example:
You can set a license key for the AD Bridge Enterprise agent by using the command line. You should, however, use this method of setting a key only when there is no licensing container in Active Directory and you want the agent to verify the license locally.
To set a license key, run the following command as root, replacing LicenseKeyNumber with a valid license key number:
/opt/pbis/bin/setkey-cli --key LicenseKeyNumber
If there is a license container in Active Directory, you can only use --key to assign available keys from the license container. In this scenario, --key cannot be used to apply an additional license. Check for available licenses from Active Directory.
When you decommision a computer, you can release a computer's license so it can be used by another computer. When you release a permanent license key, it is replaced by a temporary evaluation license.
You can also release a license to apply a different permanent license to the computer.