Cisco Software Licensing and Smart Accounts

Our goal is to enhance your Cisco licensing experience and help you realize the value of your Cisco software investment faster.


License System Updates

Smart Account Administrators now have the ability to transfer licenses and devices between Smart Accounts.

Smart Account and Virtual Account Viewer Roles available across licensing platforms for enhanced user management.


Manage your Smart Account, licenses and devices using intuitive, precise, expert resources. Choose from digital self-serve step-by-step documents and videos, Guide Me, transactional support, virtual chat or open a case.

License system transaction step-by-step and how-to videos

Our full suite of digital and agent support in our licensing tools

Multiple digital self-serve options or open a case. login required

Manage Cisco Licenses

Licenses are managed through Cisco Smart Accounts.

Cisco Smart Licensing is a flexible software licensing method that simplifies the way you activate and manage licenses across your organization.

Manage your Smart Licenses through your Smart Account. login may be required for some of the links below.

Log in to your Smart Account(s).


Get access to your company's Smart Account.

Request access to existing Smart Account

Initiate a new request if there’s no existing Smart Account.

Create a new Smart Account

Update information and manage your users.

Learn more


Use a Partner Holding Account to store orders on behalf of your customer or you may request a new Smart Account for your customer.

Learn best practices

Request a partner holding account

Request access to existing Smart Account

Initiate a new customer Smart Account request

If you require assistance with performing these transactions, please visit the Support section on this page.

Learn Cisco Licensing


Cisco Smart Account and licensing concepts, best practices and documentation.

Smart Account

You can use a Smart Account to create users and groups, and organize licenses as per your business requirements.

Enterprise Agreement (EA)

EA brings you the power and breadth of our entire software and services portfolio under one simplified agreement.

Software buying programs and purchasing

A consistent licensing experience across transactional and buying program purchases. We offer our products through licensing and entitlements.


Most Cisco software is available in three tiers: Essentials, Advantage, and Premier with incremental capabilties in each tier.


We measure software consumption in three main categories: user, device, and capacity.


You can purchase subscriptions in monthly, 1-, 3-, 5- and 7-year terms based on offer.

Get more value

Predictable billing. Co-termed renewals. Growth flexibility.

How to buy


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