Apply a license key

You need to apply a valid license key to Transfer CFT in the following situations:

  • When you perform an initial Transfer CFT installation.
  • To replace an expired license key (typically after a year).

Obtain a license key

  1. After completing the installation, or for an existing installation, use the command cftutil about to retrieve your system information.
    NoteUse the ABOUT command to display the Transfer CFT product, host, and key information. This command displays the characteristics of the platform on which Transfer CFT is installed.
  2. Contact the Axway Fulfillment team at the appropriate email address to obtain a valid key.
    • For a US key, contact:
    • For an EMEA or APAC key, contact:
  3. Provide the hostname and system information for the installed or updated Transfer CFT.

Apply a license key

To apply the license key, enter the Transfer CFT key in the indirection file, which is referred to in the CFTPARM KEY parameter. The file is located at <installation_directory>/runtime/conf/cft.key .

  • The file can contain one or multiple license keys, but it must have one key per line.
  • On start up the first valid key is used.

Note See the KEY parameter for an example and details.

About command

Use the CFTUTIL utility to execute the about command to find the CPU ID and general system information as demonstrated in this example.

Host information :

* model =

* hostname = Cgnac1


* sysname = NONSTOP_KERNEL

* machine = NSX-D

* version = 02

* release = L18

* distrib = unknown

The CPUID is fixed, and as demonstrated in this example is typically XXXXXXXXXXX.

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