Netweaver license key

By | 01/11/2013

To operate SAP NetWeaver or individual components, you need one or more of the following SAP NetWeaver license keys:
● License type Standard (ABAP license key for components SAP BW, SAP KW, and SAP Web AS)
● License type J2EE Engine (license key for standalone SAP J2EE Engine)

After you have installed the components, the system is equipped with a temporary license, which is valid for four weeks. During this time, you have to apply for a permanent license from SAP and install it.

In SAP NetWeaver 7.0 and higher, there is a new type of license key in addition to the old type. This new license key is based on a digital signature. Both types of license key are installed and administered with LICENSE, as previously, and are available as temporary and permanent license keys. The functions for the new license keys can be found by choosing the New Licenses button and are described in the procedure the same as the existing functions are.

To allow a seamless transition, both types of license keys initially function in parallel after the upgrade. If the license keys of the old type were already installed, you can continue to use these. However, we recommend that you also import license keys of the new type, since the license keys of the old type will be deactivated in the future. For this reason, only keys of the new type are assigned for new installations.

Requesting an SAP License Key

Information about requesting the license key from SAP is available on the SAP Service Marketplace at and in SAP Note 94998

The process to generate NetWeaver license key:

Login to Java portal home page
Netweaver license key

Click on “SAP NetWeaver Administrator”
Netweaver license key

It will prompt for valid ID and password.
After successful providing credentials, below screen will appear.
Netweaver license key

Now go to configuration management tab
Netweaver license key

Click infrastructure
Netweaver license key

Now click on License button
Netweaver license key

It will lead to a screen where we can see currently installed license and its validity.
Netweaver license key

To apply license just click Install from file and browse the license file and install.
Netweaver license key

Few notes on SAP License:

Note Number Topic (Short Text)
94998 Request license key for systems / delete systems
767123 NetWeaver 04 License Key
765620 SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio
566263 SAP license in upgrade to Release 6.x (or higher)
628630 Core dump in SlicShmInit
174911 Formation of the hardware key (customer key)
612645 Performance problems accessing table LICENSE
432308 SAPLICENSE 6.10: new field SYSTEM-NR
355536 Importing the SAP license from a file
538081 High availability SAPLICENSE
576136 License expiry date is not displayed correctly
428966 Transaction SLICENSE: installation is not working
485233 Table MLICHECK in wrong table space on Oracle
742024 Downloading the license key
181543 License key for high availability environment
198140 Reassigning systems


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