After purchasing the License, you need to activate your seats
This is how you can do this

The Automatic Registration sequence is identical for both the Floating and the Permanent License Types

  • Launch HSMAdvisor
  • Go to the Settings tab
  • Go to the License panel
  • Click on the Purchase/Enter Key button

  • In the License Activation window, enter your:
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Email Address
  • Click Register Automatically button.
    A message should appear confirming your license.

Floating Seats can ONLY be activated using the Automatic Registration process.

For Permanent License Types, customers have options for how they wish to activate their purchased seats.

Permanent License Owners can do either one of the:

  • Use the Automatic Registration process described above.
  • Or. Send an email to  with your Account Details. Don't forget to include the Computer ID of the computer you are registering.
  • Activate your seat manually by clicking on the View my License Online link inside the License Activation window

Manually Activating your Permanent Seats Online

To View your License details online and/or to activate your seats, please do the following (internet connection required):

  • Click on the View my License Online link inside the License Activation window.
    OR follow this link right now:
  • A new Web browser window will open where you need to enter your:
    • First Name
    • Last Name
    • Email Address
    • Account Password (It is empty by default. Enter it only if you have previously set it up)
  • Click Proceed button
  • Select the Permanent License from the list of licenses that are registered with those credentials
  • If you have set up the Account Password, please enter it and click "Proceed":
  • If you hold the Permanent License type, you will be offered to register your Computer ID

  • Click on the Register Computers button and enter your Computer ID keys. One per line:

  • Click Add Keys, and it will generate the license keys for you:

    Your new License keys will appear at the bottom of the list.

Collecting multiple Computer ID Keys for manual activation

When your computers are offline, collecting your Computer ID keys may be challenging.

So we came up with an easy solution:

  • Download (and unpack if a ZIP file is used) the HSMAdvisor Computer ID Collector utility into a USB flash drive (links at the bottom of the article)
  • Insert the USB drive into a computer which you want to register and launch the utility on each one of them, one PC after the other
  • In the end, the "Computer_IDs.txt" file will hold all of your Computer ID keys
  • Send this file to us or  manually register the computers yourself using the steps outlined in the topic above

Here is a video tutorial of the process:

See Also

Computer ID Collector.EXE HSMAdvisor_Computer_ID_Collector.exe Size:0.24 MB Computer ID Collector.ZIP Size:0.1 MB