Updating CA API Portal 4.2.x License

Document ID : KB000105962
Last Modified Date : 11/07/2018
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Introduction:
How can one replace/update the CA API Portal 4.2.x license which is due to expire?
Background:
As the CA API Portal 4.2.x is installed and configured using Docker deployment, the license file is set during the initial configuration and there might be a need to re-setup/config for using a new license file and that will destroy the current environment.
 
Instructions:
There is no need to re-setup/configure the CA API Portal 4.2.x in order for a new License file to be updated.

One can follow the below steps:

Start by ssh into your Portal and grab the randomly created SSG Admin password by running the below command:

How to grab the SSG Admin Password

Open your Policy Manager UI and connect to your internal <portal>-ssg.<domain> you set in your DNS (or hosts file) using user 'admin', the password your got in the above step and utilize port 9443 for this:

Connect to Policy Manager with user Admin and its SSG Admin password.

Follow the normal procedure of updating the license by select the 'Help' ==> 'Manage Gateway Licenses' option:

Update the license file

And update your license by clicking the 'Install License' option:

Insert the new license file

No reboot is needed.