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Using the License Key

This section describes how to use license keys for Flussonic Media Server and what actions are available without a license key.

Flussonic Media Server license key

The license key is stored in the file /etc/flussonic/license.txt.

On the first run of a newly installed Flussonic, you will be asked to enter the license key that you have received. Later, there are two ways to edit the key: you can edit it in /etc/flussonic/license.txt or in the Flussonic's web UI in the Config section.

The key looks like 5d6b1420-4093-012e-832e-0949543365b9

The server must have access to the Internet via HTTP and HTTPS to be able to validate the license key.

Note. If you are an advanced user of Flussonic and want to add the key manually through the file before the first run of Flussonic, you will need to manually create also the configuration file with default contents, and also add the 'edit_auth' line. This is because right after installation of Flussonic, there is no configuration file.

Binding the key

Flussonic requires regular connection with the key server.

Wait 5 minutes after disabling Flussonic on the first server before enabling it on the second one when transferring the key from one server to another.

Migrating the license key to another server

Flussonic validates the license online so it is very easy to move your license to another server.

Just shutdown Flussonic on the first server and launch it on the new one.

Flussonic's web interface without a license key

If the license key is invalid or missing, the Flussonic web interface opens in a truncated mode and shows the "no license" page. On this page you can enter the license key or upload the activation file for your USB key.

Without a license key, the only sections available are Config > Settings and Upload debug. For Flussonic Coder, in addition to these sections, the Chassis section is available.

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