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Update License Manager


ArcGIS License Server Administrator works with your Enterprise portal and enforces licenses for ArcGIS Pro. This operation allows you to change the license server connection information for your Enterprise portal.

You can register a backup license manager for high availability of your licensing Enterprise portal. After configuring the backup license manager, Portal for ArcGIS is restarted automatically. When the restart completes, Enterprise portal is configured with the backup license server you specified. When configuring a backup license manager, you will need to ensure that the backup is authorized using the same license file as your Enterprise portal.


In earlier versions, you were required to restart Portal for ArcGIS manually to apply changes to the ArcGIS License Server Administrator configuration. Beginning at 10.3.1, restarting manually is no longer required.

New at 10.7

Previously, premium apps were licensed individually through Enterprise portal. Starting at 10.7, there will no longer be separate licensing for apps; Enterprise portal's user types, apps, and app bundles will be licensed using a single Enterprise portal license file. Licensing ArcGIS Pro and Drone2Map requires licensing your Enterprise portal's ArcGIS License Server Administrator (license manager). Previously, users were required to import a .lic file into Enterprise portal's license manager. They would then generate a .json file through the license manager and import the file into Enterprise portal. Now, users licensing ArcGIS Pro and Drone2Map import the same license file used to license their Enterprise portal into their license manager. Users are no longer required to generate an additional license file in the license manager.


updateLicenseManager has changed locations at 10.7. Previously located under the Licenses resource, this operation can now be found under License, found directly on the Portal Administration Root page.

Request parameters


The JSON representation of the license server connection information.


licenseManagerInfo={"hostname": ",","port": 27000}

The response format. The default response format is html.

Values: html | json | pjson

Example usage

Below is a sample POST request for updateLicenseManager, formatted for readability:

POST /webadaptor/portaladmin/license/updateLicenseManager HTTP/1.1
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-urlencoded
Content-Length: []

  "hostname": ",",
  "port": 27000

JSON Response example

  "status": "success",
  "recheckAfterSeconds": 20