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Check the activation status

To see the activation status and license validity, use the lic utility. Execute the following commands as a privileged user:

Syntax: /opt/eset/eea/sbin/lic [OPTIONS]


The commands below must be executed as a privileged user:

/opt/eset/eea/sbin/lic -s


/opt/eset/eea/sbin/lic --status


Sample output when the product is activated:

Status: Activated

Public Id: ABC-123-DEF

License Validity: 2020-03-29


Output when the product is not activated:

Status: Not activated

If ESET Dynamic Threat Defense is activated for the specific instance of ESET Endpoint Antivirus for Linux, the output displays the related license details.

In version 8.1 or later, to display the Seat ID if requested by ESET customer care, execute:

/opt/eset/eea/sbin/lic -s --with-details