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[solved] How to add a license in the Cisco ASA using the activation key step by step.

How to add a license in the Cisco ASA using the activation key step by step and the process is like few commands. even though process is very simple, I wanted to publish the article since this is not something admins do everyday. once you purchased the firewall the licence is usually already added.

That being said, the first thing to get the activation code from Cisco and normally comes thru the email.

Now login to the firewall and we will then need to enter the activation code.

  1. type the commadn “config t”
  2. type the command “activation-key” and then copy and paste the activation key

You will now see the message that the key has been activated and the type of  key will give you the length of the validation

Now you can run the “sh version” command to validate the new features that you added.

Thanks for reading this and let me know if this needs modification.

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