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How To: Create an authorize.txt file without GUI interface and authorize ArcGIS for Server on Linux running software installer silently

Summary

When access to GUI interface is not available to create the authorize.txt file via the Software Authorization Wizard, the file can be created offline and the setup can be run silently using the created file by passing an authorization (.ecp) file to complete the authorization.

Procedure

  1. Create the authorize.txt file manually in Notepad by copying the template below and completing the required information:

    Code:
    *****Start 'authorization.txt' file here*****

    //ECP Authorization information:
    //-------------------------------------------------
    // User Information
    First Name=
    Last Name=
    Organization=
    Department=
    Email=
    Address 1=
    City=
    State/Province=
    Location=
    Location Code=
    Zip/Postal Code=
    Phone Number=
    Your Organization=
    Your Industry=
    Yourself=

    // Features and authorization numbers
    ArcGIS server= ECP number
    3D Analyst server= ECP number
    Spatial Analyst server= ECP number
    Network Analyst server= ECP number
    Image server Extension= ECP number
    Data Interoperability server= ECP number

    //End ECP Authorization information:
    //-------------------------------------------------

    *****Stop 'authorization.txt' file here*****

  2. Once the authorization.txt file is created, follow the steps below to either upload or email the file from a machine with internet access:

    a) Upload the file to:

    https://service.esri.com/drm

    or email it to:

    authorize@esri.com.

    b) Download the .ecp file that is returned.

    c) Run the software installer silently:

    $ ./Setup –m silent –l yes –a <path to .ecp file>


    See the web help topic, Installing ArcGIS for Server silently, for additional information about running the setup silently and authorizing by passing an authorization (.ecp) file.