In order for ERA to function properly, a license key must be uploaded. After purchase, license keys are delivered along with your username and password to your email. The License manager serves to manage licenses.
In ERA 3.x and later, support for multiple license keys has been added. This feature makes management of license keys more convenient.
The main License Manager window is accessible from Tools > License manager.
To add a new license key:
The Upload to Server button is only active if you have selected a license key (using the Browse button). Information about the currently viewed license key is shown in this part of the window. This allows for a final check before the key is copied to the server.
The central part of the window displays information about the license key which is currently used by the server. To see details about all license keys present on the server, click the Details button.
ERAS is capable of selecting the most relevant license key and merging multiple keys into one. If there is more than one license key uploaded, ERAS will always try to find the key with the most clients and furthest expiration date.
The ability to merge multiple keys works if all keys are owned by the same customer. Merging licenses is a simple process which creates a new key containing all clients involved. The expiration date of the new license key becomes the expiration date of the key that would expire first.
The bottom part of the License Manager window is dedicated to
notifications when there is a problem with licenses. The
available options include:
ERAS is capable of merging multiple licenses from multiple customers. This feature must be activated by a special key. If you need a special key, please specify it in your order, or contact your local ESET distributor.