About this Install Guide

This guide is intended to get you up and running with this tool quickly with the most common settings. For a thorough review of all options, refer to the official documentation.

Generate activation code

Access to the Arm user-based licensing portal with the account that the licenses were assigned to. This is likely to be an assigned license administrator rather than the end-user.



Click on View Details of the product of interest, and then navigate to Cloud Server > Generate Activation Code.

This code can be shared with the end-user to activate .

Once activated, the user information will be visible on the licensing portal dashboard along side the activation code.

Activate license

On the end-user machine, open a command prompt, and navigate to the bin directory of any UBL enabled product.

Use the following command with your assigned activation code.


            armlm activate --code xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxx

Activate via tools IDE

The license can also be activated in the various Arm tool IDEs.

For example Arm Development Studio ), via Help > Arm License Manager > Manage Arm User-Based Licenses.

Select Activate with > Activation Code, and enter your product activation code. Click Activate.

Confirm license check-out

To confirm you have checked-out a license, enter the command:


            armlm inspect

License refresh

Your license is cached on your local machine, and is valid for 7 days.

There will be an automatic attempt to refresh this timer on the first usage of a UBL enabled tool in a day. If it fails to communicate to the server (see Network requirements for user-based licensing for the most common reasons) the tools can still be used provided there is still time on the locally cached license.

To manually refresh the cached license, you can deactivate and reactivate your license (assuming above network requirements are fulfilled):


            armlm deactivate --code xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxx
armlm reactivate --code xxxxxxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxxxxx

Verify that you have refreshed successfully with:


            armlm inspect


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