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Update License File

Experience Manager (XM)

Published: 2021-10-04

When you change your license, you will need to replace your license file. In this issue, we will introduce the procedure for updating the license file.

License file

The Sitecore license file is provided in a file called license.xml, and the instance of Sitecore runs by checking the license you have subscribed to in this file. The license file is also required during installation, and is automatically copied to the required location during installation, but the file must be updated if you want to update the file.

Core Roles

Instances running the Sitecore management server have license files in the following folder.

  • App_Data

This includes CD servers, CM servers, etc.

Sitecore Host

For services that work with Sitecore services, such as Sitecore Identity Server, we will look for files in the following folders of the instance

  • sitecoreruntime

Please update the license file in this folder.

XP Roles

When running Sitecore XP, an instance of xConnect Server is started. In this case, the following three files must be updated

  • App_Data\jobs\continuous\ProcessingEngine\App_Data
  • App_data\jobs\continuous\IndexWorker\App_data
  • App_Data\jobs\continuous\AutomationEngine\App_Data


As for the license file, the file is to be updated when the contract is changed or when the term of the limited-time license expires.

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