Activate Your IGEL OS

In this step, you select the method for licensing the device.

If the device has no license yet, the following options are available:

  • Install license via UMS/ICG
  • Manual license deployment
  • Register for demo license

If the license already has a license, the following options are available:

  • Keep using the current license: You can continue with Next.
  • Manual license update: The procedure is the same as that for Manual license deployment.

The options are described in detail further below.

Install License via UMS/ICG

The device will request a license from the UMS. If the device is outside the company network, the IGEL Cloud Gateway (ICG) will be used for connecting the device to the UMS. In this case, ICG access must be set up; see ICG Agent Setup.

Manual License Deployment

You can deploy a license via HTTP download from a specific URL, via FTP, or from a USB memory stick.

To deploy a license from a URL:

  1. Enter the complete URL of the license file in the text field, including the protocol.
  2. Click Install.

To deploy a license via FTP:

  1. Click FTP.
  2. Define the access data for you FTP server:
    • Host/Port: URL of the FTP server on which the license file is located
    • User: User for accessing the FTP server
    • Password: Password associated with the User
  3. Click Browse.
  4. In the dialog, go to the license file and select it.
  5. Click Install.

To deploy a license from a USB memory stick.

  1. Click File.
  2. Connect the USB flash drive that contains the license to the device.
  3. Under Storage Device, select the USB flash drive that contains the license.
  4. Click Browse.
  5. In the dialog, go to the license file, select it and click Open.
  6. Click Install.

Register for Demo License

With this evaluation license, all features of IGEL OS 11 are available for a fixed period. This period starts when the device has received the demo license.

  1. Make your choice as required and fill in all fields.
  2. Activate the checkbox near I agree to the terms + conditions and privacy policy.
  3. Click ACTIVATE YOUR OS 11.
    Your device fetches a demo license from IGEL.

Troubleshooting: Proxy Configuration

If you get an error at this stage of the wizard, you may need to configure a proxy.

  1. Click Proxy configuration in the upper right of the wizard to get to the proxy configuration dialog.
  2. Edit the proxy settings as required:
    • Use proxy server: Activate this if a proxy is required.
    • HTTP Proxy: Address of the HTTP proxy
    • Port: Port of the HTTP proxy
    • SSL Proxy: Address of the SSL proxy
    • Port: Port of the SSL Proxy
    • SOCKS Host: Address of the SOCKS Host
    • Port: Port of the SOCKS host
    • User name: User name for authentication
    • Password: Password for authentication

      User name and Password are the credentials for all proxy types configurable here (HTTP, SSL and SOCKS).

Last update: February 14, 2019