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Obtaining an authorization file

Each machine with an installation of Mapping and Charting Solutions Server requires an authorization file. Use the following process to authorize Mapping and Charting Solutions Server:

  1. Your Esri account's primary contact can obtain authorization numbers from My Esri. This file can be received by email, fax, phone, or mail.
  2. Use the ArcGIS Server Software Authorization Wizard to add the appropriate license feature to your site. You can start the wizard from the ArcGIS Server program group. Below are the license features necessary for each product.

    Product nameLicense features
    ArcGIS Production Mapping Server

    Production Mapping Server

    ArcGIS Defense Mapping Server
    • Production Mapping Server
    • Defense Mapping Server
    ArcGIS Maritime
    • Production Mapping Server
    • ArcGIS Maritime

For those outside the United States, contact your local distributor for information about your authorization numbers.