In Kerio Connect administration, the product can be registered at the main page of Kerio Connect (see figure 5.5 Viewing license information). The Kerio Connect main page is opened upon each login to the administration. It can be also displayed by clicking on Kerio Connect in the sections list provided in the tree (see chapter 4.1 Kerio Connect administration interface).
If Kerio Connect is protected by a firewall, it is necessary to allow outgoing HTTPS traffic for Kerio Connect at port 443. Unless HTTPS traffic is allowed, Kerio Connect cannot use the port to connect to the Kerio Technologies registration server.
When installed, the product can be registered as trial or as a full version:
The trial version is intended to allow the customer to become familiar with the product's features and configuration. Once you register the trial version, you will be provided free Kerio Technologies technical support during the entire trial period (up to 30 days).
Immediately upon authentication to the Kerio Connect administration, a box is opened informing the administrator about options of purchasing the product or registration of or trial version (see chapter 5.1 The product's welcome page). To register the trial version, click on Become aregistered trial user of Kerio Connect here or on the product's main page (see figure 5.5 Viewing license information). Fill in the fields in the registration wizard.
You should pay careful attention during step five where a special identification code called Trial ID is generated. This ID is later required when contacting the technical support. After a successful registration, Trial ID can be found in the license information in the administration interface.
If you intend to reinstall Kerio Connect or to move it to another working station in the registered trial period, it is recommended to back-up the
mailserver.cfg configuration file first (besides another information, your trial ID is included in this file).
If the registration is completed successfully, a confirmation message will be sent to your email address provided.
To run the process of full version registration, click on the Register product with a purchased license number link provided at the main page of the administration interface (see figure 5.5 Viewing license information):
Basic product — In step one, enter the license number you acquired upon purchasing the product (License number).
Enter your license number for the product.
Copy the security code provided in the picture. The code is a part of the protection against license number generators.
The code is not case-sensitive.
Clickto make Kerio Connect establish a connection to the registration server and check validity of the number entered. If the number is invalid, the registration cannot be completed.
Software Maintenance — In this dialog you can specify add-ons and/or Software Maintenance numbers. If you have purchased only the base license so far (usually when performing registration of the product for the first time), skip this step.
Software Maintenance and add-on licensing policies are described in detail at the Kerio Technologies webpage at http://www.kerio.com/support/software-maintenance/.
You can add one or more license numbers acquired upon purchasing Software Maintenance or an add-on license. Numbers provided in the list can also be edited or removed. To register all numbers specified, click Next.
Details — at this page, registration information identifying the company (organization) to which the product is registered is required.
The red entries marked with an asterisk are required, The other ones are optional.
Summary — In the last dialog, the data specified in the wizard is summarized. Information of Software Maintenance expiration date is provided (the latest date when the product can be updated for free).
Kerio Connect connects to the registration server, checks whether the data inserted is correct and downloads automatically the license key (digital certificate).
Clickto close the wizard.