What is a Knox license?

A Knox license is needed to activate Knox Platform for Enterprise on a device. Samsung's web-based Knox Platform for Enterprise (KPE) system manages the entire lifecycle of Knox licenses including ordering, license generation, activation tracking, validation, and quantity checking.

Free / Paid features

See Knox features on Android for a full list of what features are paid or free. All features still require a license, regardless of if they are free or paid.

Get a Knox License

You get a Knox Platform for Enterprise license from one of our resellers. Alternatively, your MDM provider may have already bundled your Knox license keys in with your MDM purchase. Contact your supported MDM for more details.

Activate a Knox License

Once you have a Knox Platform for Enterprise license, you activate it in your MDM.

Note – Your MDM may have already activated your Knox license key for you in your MDM profile upon purchase. Contact your MDM vendor to check if you need to input the license key manually.
  1. Open your MDM console.
  2. Register the Knox Platform for Enterprise license in your MDM console.

For example, this image below shows the license key page in Knox Manage. If you use Knox manage, this is where you paste in your license key.

Activate a Knox license without an internet connection

If your enterprise is highly regulated and does not allow communication with external servers, you can request the on-premise Knox server, which handles license verification within your firewall. Samsung charges an extra fee for this service. For more information, contact your Samsung representative or reseller, or contact Samsung Support (requires a Samsung Knox Portal account.)

Validate a license key

  1. Log into your Knox Portal dashboard.
  2. Enter your license key in check license key box.


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