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Activating a License Using a License Key

Before activating your license, ensure that your device is connected to the internet and you have signed in with your QNAP ID.

You can activate a license using a license key. After purchasing a license from QNAP Software Store, you can generate a license key from the License Manager website and apply the key in License Center. A license key contains 25 characters and always starts with the letter L.

For details, see Generating a License Key.

  1. Open License Center.
  2. Go to My Licenses.
  3. Click Activate License.

    The License Activation window appears.

  4. Select Activate with a License Key.
  5. Specify the key.
  6. Read and agree to the terms of service.
  7. Click Verify Key.
  8. Verify the license information.
  9. Optional: Specify the number of seats to activate.

    This option is only available for licenses that support multiple seats.

  10. Click Activate.

    The license is activated.

    A confirmation message appears.

  11. Click Close.

    The license appears on the list of active licenses.

Generating a License Key

  1. Open your web browser.
  2. Go to https://license.qnap.com.
  3. Sign in with your QNAP ID.
  4. From the list of licenses, select the license you want to generate a key for.
  5. Click .

    The Activate License window appears.

  6. Select License Key.

    License Manager generates the license key.


    Click Renew License Key to generate a new key.

    This renews your license key and protects you from any unauthorized access to your existing license key.

  7. Hover the mouse pointer over the license key and click .

    Your system copies the license.

  8. Click Done.

The copied license key can be pasted later for license activation.