Activate ESET File Security for Linux

Activate your ESET File Security for Linux using a license obtained from your ESET distributor.

Activate using Web interface

1.Log in to the Web interface

2.Click Dashboard > License tile and select the desired method of activation:

a.Activate with License Key

b.Offline license

c.ESET Security Management Center

If the license expires, you can change the license to a different one at the same location.

Activate using Terminal

Use the /opt/eset/efs/sbin/lic utility as a privileged user to activate ESET File Security for Linux from a Terminal window.

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


The commands below have to be executed as a privileged user:

/opt/eset/efs/sbin/lic -k XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX


/opt/eset/efs/sbin/lic --key XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX

while XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX represents your ESET File Security for Linux License Key.

Activate using ESET Security Management Center (ESMC)

Log in to ESMC Web interface, navigate to Client Tasks > Product Activation, and follow the instructions on Product Activation.


Once the activation is complete, access the Web interface to launch the initial scan of your system or to configure ESET File Security for Linux.