Activate ESET Server Security for Linux

Activate your ESET Server Security for Linux (EFS) using a license obtained from your ESET distributor.

Activate using the Web interface

1.Log in to the Web interface.

2.Click Dashboard > License.

3.Select the desired method of activation:

Activate with License Key – For users who purchased an ESET Server Security for Linux License Key.

ESET Business Account – For registered ESET Business Account (EBA) users who have an ESET Server Security for Linux license imported to EBA. Your EBA (or ESET MSP Administrator (EMA)) username and password are required.

Offline license – Use this option if ESET Server Security for Linux cannot connect to the internet and EFS will be used in an offline environment.

ESET PROTECT

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

Using EBA or EMA login credentials to activate EFS

1.Log in to the Web interface.

2.Click Dashboard > License, and select ESET Business Account.

3.Enter your EBA or EMA login credentials.

4.If there is only a single EFS (or ESET File Security for Linux) license in your EBA or EMA account and no sites are created, the activation will complete instantly. Otherwise, you have to select a particular license or a site (license pool) to active EFS.

5.Click Activate.

Activate using the Terminal

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

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


example

Examples

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

Activation using a License Key

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

or

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

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

Activation using an EBA or EMA account

1.Execute

/opt/eset/efs/sbin/lic -u your@username

where your@username represents your EBA or EMA account username.

2.Type in your password, and press Enter.

3.If there is only a single EFS license in your EBA or EMA account and no sites are created, the activation will complete instantly. Otherwise, a list of available EFS licenses and sites (license pool) will display.

4.Execute one of the following commands:

/opt/eset/efs/sbin/lic -u your@username -p XXX-XXX-XXX

while XXX-XXX-XXX represents a public license ID enclosed in square brackets next to each license in the list displayed earlier

/opt/eset/efs/sbin/lic -u your@username -i site_ID

while site_ID represents an alphanumeric string displayed in square brackets next to each site in the list displayed earlier

5.Enter your password, and press Enter.

Activate using ESET PROTECT

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

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