AXIS Camera Station activation

After adding devices to the AXIS Camera Station program you will be asked to register your license in order to activate the full version (not applicable for the demo version). Follow the instructions below depending on whether you have direct Internet access or not, from the computer where the AXIS Camera Station program is installed.

How to license a system that is connected to the Internet

Both the AXIS Camera Station client and the server must be connected to the Internet. 

  1. In the AXIS Camera Station client: Go to Main menu > Options > Licenses > License Status tab.
  2. In the AXIS Camera Station client: Click Manage licenses online.
  3. On AXIS Camera Station License Portal: Log in with your Axis account.
  4. On AXIS Camera Station License Portal: Enter your license key and click Add licenses.
  5. In the AXIS Camera Station client: Check that your license keys are shown in Main menu > Options > Licenses > License Keys tab.

This process is also described in the online license registration video tutorial.

How to license a system with no Internet connection

To license a system with no Internet connection, you need to visit two different platforms: 

The AXIS Camera Station client installed on your offline system.
The online AXIS Camera Station License Portal

Go to the two platforms in the following order:

  • Start the licensing process in the AXIS Camera Station client (step 1).
  • Continue by accessing the AXIS Camera Station License Portal online (steps A-D).
  • Complete the process by returning to the AXIS Camera Station client (step 2).

 

 

1

Export system file

a) Go to Main menu > Options > Licenses > License Status tab.

b) Click Export system file.

c) Save your system file on a USB flash drive.

A

Log in to the AXIS Camera Station License Portal

Log in to

www.axis.com/licenses with your Axis account.
B

Upload system file

a) Click Upload system file and select the system file on your USB flash drive.

b) Click Manage system.

C

Add licenses

In Enter license key: Enter your license key and click Add licenses.

For AXIS S10 recorder systems:
Your system is registered when you upload the system file and you can find your license details under License keys. It is recommended that you write them down, or save them in a digital format on a USB memory stick for future reference. Lost license keys cannot be retrieved.

D

Download license file

In License keys: Click Download license file and save the file to a USB flash drive. 

2

Import license file

a)      Go to Main menu > Options > Licenses > License Status tab.

b)      Click Import and select the license file on your USB flash drive.

c)       Check that your license keys are shown in the License Keys tab.

 

This process is also described in the offline license registration video tutorial.

Re-activation and moving licenses to a new server

On some occasions it is necessary to “unbind” a license from a specific server to bind (register) it on a new one; for instance after a re-installation of the operating system or if the AXIS Camera Station server is moved to a different computer. To unbind an existing license, follow the steps listed below:

  • Log in to www.axis.com/licenses with your Axis account.
  • Select the system you wish to release the license(s) from.
  • Take note of the license to release.
  • Click “Release”.

To register the license(s) on the new server, follow the online or offline registration mentioned above.

This process is also described in the move license to a new server video tutorial.

Information regarding older AXIS Camera Station version (version 3 & 4)