Applying a license key


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

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

Obtain a license key

  1. Install Transfer CFT. You can install Transfer CFT without a license key, and enter the key afterward.
  2. After completing the installation, or for an existing installation, use the command cftutil about to retrieve your system information. For details see ABOUT: Displaying product and host information.
  3. Contact the Axway Fulfillment team at the appropriate email address, and provide the hostname and system information.
    • For a US key, contact:
    • For an EMEA or APAC key, contact:

Apply a license key

Normally you enter the key that you received from the Axway Fulfillment team during the installation process. However, to apply the license key at a later date, enter the key(s) in the indirection file, which is referred to in the CFTPARM KEY parameter. See the KEY parameter for an example and details.

  • 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.

Multi-node keys

Transfer CFT 3.3.2 SP2 and higher

Transfer CFT allows you to use a single key for a multi-node installation. To use a single key for multiple hosts, either:

  • The hostname must not be defined for the key, or
  • The hostname defined for the key matches the hostname of one of the hosts that composes the multi-node instance

Additionally, the key must have the cluster option.

For example, if you have 2 hosts and 4 nodes, you only need one key that matches one hostname (or no defined hostname).

Transfer CFT prior to 3.3.2 SP2

If you are using a Transfer CFT 3.3.2 prior to SP2, multi-node architecture requires:

  • One key per node, and if there is more than one host you require at least one valid key per host
  • Each key must have the cluster option

For example, if you have 2 hosts and 4 nodes, you require 4 keys with at least one key per host. Possible key combinations could be:

  • 2 keys that are configured to reference the first host, and the 2 other keys configured to reference to the second host
  • 3 keys that are configured to reference the first host, and 1 that is configured to reference to the second host

About command

Use the CFTUTIL utility to execute the about command to display key and general system information as demonstrated in this example.


Host information :

* model =

* hostname = ITEM-AX31614

* sysname = Windows

* machine = AMD_X8664

* version = 6.2.9200

* release =

* distrib =

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