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Obtaining an authorization file

Available with Production Mapping license.

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. Obtain an authorization file from My Esri. You can receive this file 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 needed
    ArcGIS Production Mapping Server

    Production Mapping Server

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

Registration requires the registration numbers (similar in format to ABC123456789) provided by Customer Service. See My Esri for more information.