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Updated:February 22, 2023
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This document describes how to generate a license key file from the PAK file for these appliances: Email Security, Web Security, Security Management.
Cisco recommends that you have knowledge of these topics:
Product Authorization Key (PAK)
Cisco Email Security Appliance (ESA)
Web Security Appliance (WSA)
Security Management Appliance (SMA).
This document is not restricted to specific software and hardware versions.
The information in this document was created from the devices in a specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, ensure that you understand the potential impact of any command.
This document covers how to a generate license key file from the Product Authorization Key (PAK) file for Cisco Email Security Appliance (ESA), Web Security Appliance (WSA) and Security Management Appliance (SMA).
Generate a License Key from PAK
A PAK file is normally received via email after the purchase of license(s) and normally in the form of a PDF attachment.
Apply and Generate License
To register the PAK file and generate the license key file for ESA, WSA and SMA: