The Licensing Portal is an online tool for product activation, registration of licenses for software subscriptions, maintenance/support (including software version upgrades), delivery of license keys, management of existing license data, and processing of software version upgrade notifications.
Why the Licensing Portal Matters
When a key is required for product registration, activation and administrative management, the Licensing Portal
offers a self-service method to obtain the necessary information to activate the product or to extend the current product’s maintenance/support, including content updates.
When to Use the Licensing Portal
The Licensing Portal
is used for a subset of Symantec products and services. Each license certificate specifies what a product is, and sometimes lists a license key or keys. No registration or activation of a product on the Licensing Portal
is required if a license key is printed on the certificate. Use the Licensing Portal
to obtain a product key and to activate a product only if a key is required and is not listed on a certificate. All products must be registered to receive software maintenance and technical support, including content updates and software version upgrades.
Who Should Use the Licensing Portal
Customers are the intended users of the Licensing Portal. Customers may delegate use of the Licensing Portal to the channel partner who sold them the product, who would then populate and manage account data on behalf of their customer. Channel partners who manage a Licensing Portal account on behalf of a customer must deliver newly assigned license keys to the customer for product activation.