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Update License Manager


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

You can register a backup license manager for high availability of your licensing portal. After configuring the backup license manager, Portal for ArcGIS is restarted automatically. When the restart completes, the 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 portal.


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

New at 10.7

Previously, premium apps were licensed individually through the portal. Starting at 10.7, there will no longer be separate licensing for apps; the portal's user types, apps, and app bundles will be licensed using a single 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 the portal's license manager. They would then generate a .json file through the license manager and import the file into portal. Now, users licensing ArcGIS Pro and Drone2Map import the same license file used to license their 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.


The response format. The default response format is html.

Values: html | json

Example usage
		"hostname": ",",
		"port": 27000

JSON response example

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