Install a License Deactivation API Key

Retrieve your license API key from the Customer Support Portal and install it using the CLI on the firewall and Panorama. You must have superuser privileges on the firewall or Panorama to install the license API key. When you install a license API key on Panorama, Panorama pushes the API key to its managed devices. If the managed device has an API key installed, Panorama overwrites the old API key with the new one.
  1. Retrieve the license deactivation API key from the Customer Support Portal.
    1. Log in to the Customer Support Portal.
    2. Select
      Licensing API
    3. Copy the API key.
  2. Use the CLI to install the API key copied in the previous step.
    request license api-key set key
  3. After installing the license deactivation API key, Deactivate VM as normal.
    Deactivating a VM-Series license requires a software restart.
  4. To replace a license deactivation API key, use the following CLI command to delete an installed API key.
    request license api-key delete
    To deactivate a VM-Series firewall after deleting the API key, you must install a new one.

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