No valid feature found in the received authorization data

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Error Message

When authorizing a deployment license for ArcGIS Runtime, the following error may be returned:

"No valid feature found in the received authorization data."


The Software Authorization Wizard is having a problem writing to the keycodes file.

Solution or Workaround

Renaming the keycodes file before authorizing the license should resolve this issue. The steps are as follows:

  1. To locate the keycodes file, navigate to:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\ESRI\License10.1\sysgen


    C:\Program Files\ESRI\License10.1\sysgen

  2. Rename the keycodes file to keycodes_OLD.
  3. Authorize the license in the Software Authorization Wizard again.
  4. To check the deployment licenses are working, open up LicenseViewer.exe at:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\ArcGIS SDKs\WPF10.1.1\tools

    For License Type, choose Deployment, there should be a string similar to:


Article ID:000012007

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