PGP Software License Authorization Assistance

Article:TECH148858  |  Created: 2005-12-08  |  Updated: 2011-02-07  |  Article URL
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This article describes how PGP Desktop software is licensed and provides links to other articles to assist in licensing PGP software.



A License number is used within the PGP software to enable the functionality of the license. For a subscription license, the license number also applies the expiration of the software. For perpetual licenses, the license number will also embed the time of Software Insurance/Basic Maintenance remaining on the License.


How to Authorize

The following documents describe how to authorize the software:

For instructions on authorizing PGP Desktop click

For instructions on authorizing PGP Command Line     

For instructions on authorizing PGP Universal Server

You may also contact Symantec Customer Care for additional assistance.


 Worldwide Support Phone Numbers

International: 407-357-7600
United States & Canada: +1 800 342 0652 or 407 357 7600
United Kingdom: 44 (0) 870 606 6000
France: 33 (0) 155 69 50 70
Germany: 49 (0) 69 95 08 62 93


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