How to Allocate Citrix ADC VPX Licenses

Citrix recomends installing ADC licenses using the License Access Code (provided by email after purchase/renewal).

To install licenses using the License Access Code (Recommended)

1. Ensure that the ADC has internet access and can reach on port 443

2. Follow the steps outlined in

If the ADC does not have internet, follow the alternative steps outlined below:

To Download Citrix ADC licenses

  • Login to MyAccount ( ).
  • Select Quick find: All active to see all licenses.
  • Select the licenses you want to allocate.
  • From the Select an action menu, choose Allocate licenses.
  • Enter the MAC address of the ADC VPX.
  • Follow the process to allocate and generate your file.
Note: If you have to modify the license file Click here for assistance and select Modify Licenses.

How to find the MAC address of the Citrix ADC

  • Login to Putty or ADC Console/CLI
  • Type Shell and depress Enter
  • Run the command “lmutil lmhostid
  • Copy the Flexnet Id
Note: Citrix ADC VPX appliances require the license to be allocated to the MAC address of the appliance. You must enter the MAC address in lower case without any dashes and periods.

  • Note: The MAC Address can also be found on the ADC GUI

Install a license

If you downloaded your license file to your local computer by accessing the licensing portal, you must upload the license to the appliance.

To Install a license file by using the GUI

  1. In a web browser, type the IP address of the Citrix ADC appliance (for example,
  2. In User Name and Password fields, type the administrator credentials.
  3. On the Configuration tab, navigate to System Licenses.
  4. In the details pane, click Manage Licenses.
  5. Click Add New License, then select Upload license files from a local computer.
  6. Click Browse. Navigate to the location of the license files, select the license file, and then click Open.
  7. Select Save configuration and warm reboot.
  8. Click Ok

E.g. Refer the screenshot


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