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.

For more information, run the following command:
/opt/pbis/bin/setkey-cli --help

Check the License Key

To view the license key that is installed on a Linux or Unix computer, execute the following command at the shell prompt:


A command to view the license key.

Here is an example:


Set a License Key

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.

Release a License Key

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.

/opt/pbis/bin/setkey-cli --release