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Manage Knox licenses

Last updated February 9th, 2024

The Knox Admin Portal offers a consolidated Licenses page to check your available license seats in one view. You can add, manage, and delete your Knox cloud service license keys on this page, and use one license for all your Knox Suite services.

Note

To add or remove license seats, contact your license reseller.

To see the consolidated licenses page, in the Knox Admin Portal navigation pane, click Licenses. You can also navigate to this page through the individual Licenses page in the console of each Knox service.

Licenses menu

The license list includes Knox Suite, Knox Manage, Knox E-FOTA, Knox Asset Intelligence, Knox Configure, and Samsung Care+ for Business licenses, and contains the following information:

Field Description
SERVICE/TYPE The Knox service the license is for, and, if applicable, the type of license.
LICENSE NAME The human-friendly name given to the license.
STATUS The license status, as defined by the service the license is for.
TOTAL The total number of seats on this license.
ASSIGNED The number of devices that have a license seat assigned to them. This column is only available if your enterprise is registered for a service that supports license assignments.
ACTIVATED The number of devices that are successfully enrolled in the service. Click the number to see a filtered list of devices in that service’s console.
REMAINING The number of license seats available.
END DATE The date the license expires, after which new devices can’t be enrolled with this license and the service period ends. For staggered licenses, the activation or assignment end date represents the last day that seats can be activated on that license. After that date, the license cannot be assigned or activated on devices even if there are seats remaining, but currently enrolled or activated devices remain so for the rest of the service period.

In the search bar above the license list, you can search for a license name or key. The list updates to show all licenses that partially or fully match your search query.

Get a license

Click ACTIONS > Get a license to view the different ways you can obtain a Knox license. Select from the following options:

Action Result
GENERATE TRIAL LICENSE Intended for testing purposes, a trial license is valid for 3 months and supports up to 30 devices. You can select which type of license to generate the trial key for.
FIND RESELLER Opens a list of Knox resellers in your region who you can purchase a commercial license from.
GENERATE KNOX SUITE LICENSE Opens your Enterprise Edition license dashboard to generate a Knox Suite license key. Please ensure your reseller has uploaded your Enterprise Edition devices to your account beforehand.

Generate a free trial license

If you don’t have a Knox license already, you can generate a free trial license to test out Knox services. These licenses are valid for 3 months and support up to 30 devices. If your trial license expires, you can generate a new one.

You can get a trial license for:

  1. Knox Suite. This includes Knox Platform for Enterprise, Knox Mobile Enrollment, Knox Manage, Knox E-FOTA, and Knox Asset Intelligence.
  2. Knox Configure Setup (Staggered)
  3. Knox Configure Dynamic (Per seat)

To find out more about Knox Configure license types, see Manage licenses.

To generate a free trial license:

  1. Click ACTIONS > Get a license.

  2. In the Get a license dialog, select the type of trial license you want to generate.

    Generate free trial license screen

  3. Click GENERATE TRIAL LICENSE.

The Licenses page automatically updates to show your new trial license. Click the license name to display its details. You can see the start and end date of the license, edit its name, and more.

Enter a license key

To enter a license key that you’ve obtained:

  1. Click ACTIONS > Enter license key.

  2. A dialog prompts you for a friendly license name and the license key. Once you enter a valid license key, its corresponding license information shows underneath.

    Enter license key screen

  3. Click ADD to confirm the license addition to your account.

The Licenses page automatically updates to show your license. If you’re registering a license that has an activation date in the future, a notification alerts you that the license can be assigned to devices before the activation date, and the devices are only configured and enrolled in the respective service or services once the license is active.

Assign a license

This action is only available for Samsung Care+ for Business licenses. To assign a Samsung Care+ for Business license:

  1. Click Actions > Assign license.
  2. In the Assign license dialog, select the devices you want to assign to the license.
  3. Click ASSIGN.

Replace or upgrade a license

If you’ve obtained a new Knox license with additional seats, or if you want to upgrade from a standalone license to a Knox Suite license, you may want to replace your existing license. The license replacement feature is only available for Knox Suite, Knox Manage, Knox E-FOTA, Knox Asset Intelligence, and Knox Configure licenses, and is subject to certain conditions. Refer to each service’s license documentation for more information.

To replace or upgrade a license:

  1. Click Actions > Replace license.
  2. In the Select License dialog, you can see a list of active licenses available for replacement. This list varies depending on each service’s licensing logic. Select a license to replace your current one with.
  3. Click DONE.

Knox Manage, Knox E-FOTA, and Knox Asset Intelligence licenses can be replaced by Knox Suite licenses. For example, if a Knox Suite license is being replaced with a Knox Manage license, only the Knox Manage-specific seats on the Knox Suite license are affected.

You can only replace a Knox Suite license with a Knox Manage license through the Knox Manage console.

Delete a license

If you have an old or expired license you no longer need, you can choose to delete it from the licenses list. You won’t be able to delete licenses that have activated devices associated with it. Only admins with the license management permission can perform this action.

Caution

License deletion is irreversible.

To delete a license, first make sure there are no devices associated with it. Then, do as follows:

  1. In the license list, click a license name to open its details.
  2. In the bottom-right corner of LICENSE DETAILS, click three bars > Delete license.

If you have the license management permission but the Delete license option is unavailable, one or more of your services may have conditions preventing you from deleting the license. Refer to the respective service’s license documentation for more information.

View license information

In the license list, click a license name to open its details. In LICENSE DETAILS, you can find general information about the service, type, name, and owner. Details about its status, start and end dates, and seat counts are also available. For Knox Suite licenses, a further seat activation breakdown by service is available.

View license details screen

Manage other Knox licenses

If you have Knox Platform for Enterprise, Knox Capture Scandit Edition, or Knox Mobile Enrollment Direct license keys, you can also manage these in the Knox Admin Portal. In the OTHER KNOX LICENSES block on the Licenses page, click Manage license keys.

A new page opens with a list of the Knox Platform for Enterprise, Knox Capture Scandit Edition, and Knox Mobile Enrollment Direct license keys you have. On this page, you can also:

To check the status of devices associated with your Knox Platform for Enterprise license:

  1. Under Device Management, click Device Status.
  2. Enter your Knox license key. Then, enter a list of the device IMEIs you want to check, or upload a CSV file with the IMEIs you want to check. You can also download a template for the file.
  3. After entering your license and device IMEI information, click CHECK STATUS.

For more information about other Knox licenses, see:

Manage other Knox licenses as an MSP

If you’re an MSP admin, you have the ability to manage Knox Platform for Enterprise and Knox Capture Scandit Edition licenses on behalf of your customers. You can:

  • Generate Knox Platform for Enterprise Premium license keys
  • Renew Knox Platform for Enterprise Premium license keys
  • Generate Knox Capture Scandit Edition trial license keys

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