SAP Licensing Procedure

Prerequisites

To use your SAP software legally and in accordance with the contractual stipulations, SAP Systems can only be operated with a license key granted by SAP.

If you have installed the SAP Web Application Server in the J2EE-only variant, you can find the relevant license details in Licensing the SAP J2EE Engine.

Process Flow

When you install your SAP System a temporary license is automatically installed that allows you to operate the system for four weeks (as of the date of installation). Before the temporary license expires, you must apply for a permanent license key from SAP. We recommend that you do so as soon as possible after you install your system (or transfer the message server to a different host). See Applying for an SAP License.

When you receive the license key from SAP, you can install and manage the license using transaction SLICENSE (see License Administration with Transaction SLICENSE).

See also:

Notes on the SAP License

Note Number

Topic (Short Text)

094998

Request license key for systems / delete systems

767123

NetWeaver 04 License Key

765620

SAP NetWeaver Developer Studio

0566263

SAP license in upgrade to Release 6.x (or higher)

0628630

Core dump in SlicShmInit

0174911

Formation of the hardware key (customer key)

0612645

Performance problems accessing table LICENSE

0432308

SAPLICENSE 6.10: new field SYSTEM-NR

0355536

Importing the SAP license from a file

0538081

High availability SAPLICENSE

0576136

License expiry date is not displayed correctly

0428966

Transaction SLICENSE: installation is not working

0485233

Table MLICHECK in wrong table space on Oracle

742024

Downloading the license key

181543

License key for high availability environment

198140

Reassigning systems