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How to Add License via SmartUpdate Technical Level
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Important note: Licenses and Contracts for Check Point products are automatically activated and entitled in most common scenarios.
Starting from R81, an administrator can view, add, and delete licenses directly from the SmartConsole application. Refer to sk169692.


There are three ways to add a license to the Repository using SmartUpdate:

  • Option 1 - Import the license from a file
  • Option 2 - Add the license manually
  • Option 3 - Add the license from the User Center directly

Option 1 - Importing license(s) from a file - To import license(s) from a file, you must obtain a license file by downloading the license from the Check Point User Center (https://usercenter.checkpoint.com/usercenter/portal). Once you have the license file (*.lic), follow the below steps:

1. Open the SmartUpdate GUI
2. Select the "Licenses & Contracts" tab
3. From the menu bar, select 'Licenses & Contracts > Add License> From File' (in higher versions, this is found under the Launch Menu in the top left corner of the GUI)
4. Browse to the directory where the file is located and click "Open"
5. The file will be added to the repository, and can now be attached to the associated object

Option 2 - To add a license manually, you must obtain the license from the Check Point User Center. Please note that you cannot manually add the license contained in the license file (.lic). You can view the license by clicking on the Product Description in the "Products" screen. Once you have the license details, follow the below steps:

1. Open the SmartUpdate GUI
2. Select the "Licenses & Contracts" tab
3. From the menu bar, select 'Licenses & Contracts > Add License > Manually' (in higher versions, this is found under the Launch Menu in the top left corner of the GUI)
4. Add the information from the license details into the appropriate boxes
5. Click the "Attach" button

Option 3 - Add the license from the User Center directly

1. Open the SmartUpdate GUI
2. Select the "Licenses & Contracts" tab
3. From the menu bar, select 'Licenses & Contracts > Add License > From User Center' (in higher versions, this is found under the Launch Menu in the top left corner of the GUI)
5. Login to the User Center
6. Choose the product you want to add a license from
7. Choose "Change IP" and follow the steps for licensing
8. Select the product and choose "Get License" to download the license directly to the Repository

All of these options will add the license to your License Repository. Local licenses will attach to an object automatically. Central licenses will be added as unattached to the repository and will need to be attached to an object. To attach an unattached Central license to an object:

1. Open the Repository by selecting "View Repository" from the Licenses & Contracts menu (in higher versions, this is found under the Launch Menu in the top left corner of the GUI)
2. Right click on the correct license
3. Select "Attach License" from the menu
4. Choose the Module you would like to attach the license to
5. Click "Attach"

For further assistance, contact Check Point Account Services:

  • by using Live Chat
  • by completing an Online Form
  • by phone: Americas: +1-972-444-6600 option 5, or International: +972-3-611-5100 option 5
This solution has been verified for the specific scenario, described by the combination of Product, Version and Symptoms. It may not work in other scenarios.

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