Manual activation

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Manual Activation

   KB 15141        Last updated on 2018-01-18  

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Use the license file you received from Zimbra to generate a new activation file.


1. Upload the license file to the Zimbra server using a utility like WinSCP and enter:

su - zimbra
zmlicense -i /path/to/license/file

2. Get the information required (fingerprint, activation ID, license ID and version) for the manual activation from the Admin Console at:

  • Global Settings ⇒ License ⇒ Manually Activate License

3. Go to and log in, go to the license page. Enter the required information and download the .xml file.

4. Upload the .xml file to the Zimbra server and enter:

zmlicense -A /path/to/activation/file

5. Check for successful activation with:

zmlicense -t

Work Around If This Can't Be Done During An Upgrade/Install

Please use the --skip-activation-check option with ./

Verified Against: Zimbra Collaboration 8.6, 8.5, 8.0 Date Created: 04/16/2014
Article ID: Date Modified: 2018-01-18

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Wiki/KB reviewed by SME1 SME2 Copyeditor Last edit by Jorge de la Cruz
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