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How to activate the licence on the ifm edgeGateway

Source: Operating instructions


Activating a licence

A valid licence is required to operate the edgeGateway. The licence must be ordered separately when placing the order. The licence has to be activated online. The buyer will then receive a licence activation code (LAC) by e-mail.

To activate a license for the edgeGateway.


  • The operator is logged in as administrator.
  • The unit is connected to the internet.
  • Valid license activation code (LAC) is available.

►Select the main menu.
►Select [System]
⇒ [License Management].
⇒ A dialogue window appears
►Select the [New License] button and follow the instructions.
⇒ A dialogue window shows the activated licences.

Activate ifm edgeGateway, how to proceed:

Offline activation is done via your user account in "my ifm", under "my software”. The fingerprint of the target system will be required, and the software must be installed.

Licence activation must be done on the target system, and the licences will be bound to this system!

Prior to activating your ifm edgeGateway software licence, please perform a software update to version 1.4.x or higher on your device.

The edgeGateway

The edgeGateway consistently follows the idea of Plug & Play and impresses with its very simple and intuitive handling: unpack, switch on - and after a tiny bit of configuration via web interface or via the 12.3 inch display, the edgeGateway will communicate with your cloud system. The great advantage: The edgeGateway captures your plant's IO-Link data and automatically converts it into value and units before transmitting it to the IT level. This provides you with readable information for computer-aided evaluation right from the start.