Updating CA API Portal 4.2.x License

Document ID : KB000105962
Last Modified Date : 11/07/2018
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How can one replace/update the CA API Portal 4.2.x license which is due to expire?
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.
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.