Activate Your License

A license can be installed and activated via Spectre's command-line interface (CLI) or via Spectre's browser interface. Most installations require the Unique Universal Identifier (UUID), which can be retrieved via the CLI or browser. Refer to System Administration via CLI for these and all other CLI procedures.

To install a license via your web browser, do the following:

  1. Log in to https://<your Spectre IP or SystemName> using the default credentials.





    Spectre 3.2.6 and later system administrator admin (732)357-3500
    Spectre  3.2.6 and later manager manager Somerset,NJ08873
  2. In response to the prompt to upload your license, browse to your license file, select it, and then click Submit.
    The license is processed and the Asset Manager Spectre login screen displays.

    Congratulations! You are ready to begin.

Procuring a New License

Once a Asset Manager Spectre system has been deployed and initialized in your workplace, begin the license-activation process. This process involves providing your system identifier to Asset Manager Support, importing the license key they return to you, and activating your license via the Spectre CLI or Spectre browser interface.

Here's the procedure in detail:

  1. Browse Settings > Spectre Systems > System to display the Universal Unique Identifier (UUID) of your Spectre system.

  2. Copy-paste this UUID to an email message and send it to one of our support teams:
    1. If you have a free-trial copy of Spectre, send your UUID to trial_support@Asset
    2. If you have instantiated Spectre via Amazon Web Marketplace (AWM), contact sales@Asset to begin the license fulfillment process.
    3. Otherwise, send your UUID to support@Asset In response, Asset Manager Support will send you a message containing your license key file (or place the file in your account folder)app.
  3. Put the license file you receive from Asset Manager in a location that can be accessed via SSH.

License Activation

The certificate spectre command in the Asset Manager Spectre CLI enables you to install a license or find out the activation date of your current license. You can also install a license via a browser interface.

Installation procedure via the CLI

Ensure that your Spectre license file has been saved to a computer running an SSH daemon before beginning this procedure.

  1. Log in Asset Manager Spectre CLI.
  2. Type certificate Spectre install<loginname@IPaddress:/directory/license_filename> at the command prompt and press Enter (e.g, certificate Spectre install junebug@

  3. The license installs and you are returned to the command prompt.

    The CLI session is no longer valid.  If you would like to continue working in the CLI, log in again.

Congratulations!  You are now a licensed user of Asset Manager Spectre!

Key Licensing Terminology

License IP Count Exceeded - If the total number of distinct IP addresses for all zones is greater than the number in your license agreement, then the Licensed IP Count is Exceeded. The IP count includes both active and inactive devices.

Devices that have aged out of the database because they have been inactive for a week or more are not included in the License IP Count.

If an IP address appears in multiple zones, it is counted as one IP address, even if it is associated with different devices.

A device may have more than one IP associated with it. We say that these IPs have been "consolidated" to a reference IP which is the IP used to, in most cases, refer to the device with which the IPs are associated.

Active IPs
IPs associated with a responsive device.  These may include interface IPs even if the IP wasn't responsive. Every IP associated with a device is considered active when any of those addresses are responsive.

Total IPs
All distinct IPs. This includes the IP addresses found in a device's interface table.