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  1. Collect the credentials via reference email received after signing up with SoftNAS. Alternatively, log in to the SoftNAS Customer Portal and find a pre-assigned license key there.
     
  2. Log in to SoftNAS StorageCenter.
     
  3. From the Getting Started Helper tab, click step 4: Activate License Key and click Configure Now. Alternatively, simply click on the Licensing category in the Storage Administration Menu.

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    A License Warning will pop up, encouraging a Static IP for the network. This may be completed as is convenient. 
     
  4. Refer to the email received after initial login and download with the License Key and License Owner credentials. Enter these values into the appropriate fields. 

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    Copy/Pasting the string from one medium to another is the best way to avoid data entry errors. 

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  1. Internet Explorer Extended Security Configuration (ESC) must be disabled before activating if applicable. ESC interferes with normal Javascript operation and is not supported. If ESC is enabled, activation will not operate correctly, so be sure to verify it is disabled.
     
  2. To move a SoftNAS Cloud® license to a different machine. please contact our support team. We will help with deactivating an old license and activating it on a new machine.
     
  3. If using SnapReplicate between two SoftNAS Cloud® nodes, then a unique license key must be purchased for each node. In the Storage Administration pane, expand Settings to find Licensing

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  4. Click Activate New License.
    The license is activated. 

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