Installing the License Client

You must install the License Client on all client devices that require GE software licenses.

Installing the License Client deploys the PFKeyUpdate, iKeyUpdate, Gemalto/SafeNet HASP drivers, and Wibu drivers.
Note: If upgrading License Client with the new drivers, all Sentinel, or Wibu dependencies are removed.
  • You do not need to uninstall earlier versions of any Common Licensing software.
  • If you are using a legacy license and have received an upgrade file (*.plic), upgrade the license using this file.
  • Before migrating to cloud-based licensing, make sure you remove your existing licenses from License Client.
  1. Navigate to
  2. Select GE Common Licensing Installer.
    The login page appears.
  3. Enter your login details, and select Log In.
    Note: The login details are sent to you via email after you purchase a GE software product.
  4. After successful login, download Common Licensing <version>.exe.
  5. Double-click CommonLicensing<version>.exe.
    The installer page appears.
  6. Select Install License Client.
    The InstallShield Wizard page appears.
  7. Select Next.
    The License Agreement page appears.
  8. Select I accept the terms of the license agreement option, and then select Next.
    The Install USB HASP Drivers page appears.
  9. If you want to install USB HASP Drivers, select the I wish to install USB HASP Drivers check box, else skip to step 11.
    Important: You need USB HASP Drivers to read information from M4, M5 and Configurable Advantage USB keys.
  10. Select Next.
    The Ready to Install the Program page appears.
  11. Select Install.
    The InstallShield Wizard Complete page appears.
    • Select the check boxes if you want to create a shortcut on your desktop and/or launch the License Client.
    • If you are upgrading the Common Licensing, follow the on-screen instructions to upgrade. After the upgrade, you may be prompted to reboot your system.
  12. Select Finish.
    License Client is installed.
If you plan to use Local License Server, see Installing the Local License Server.