Obtain the license

After you Install the MKE image, proceed with downloading your MKE license as described below. This section also contains steps to apply your new license using the MKE web UI.


Users are not authorized to run MKE without a valid license. For more information, refer to Mirantis Agreements and Terms.

To download your MKE license:

  1. Open an email from Mirantis Support with the subject Welcome to Mirantis’ CloudCare Portal and follow the instructions for logging in.

    If you did not receive the CloudCare Portal email, it is likely that you have not yet been added as a Designated Contact. To remedy this, contact your Designated Administrator.

  2. In the top navigation bar, click Environments.

  3. Click the Cloud Name associated with the license you want to download.

  4. Scroll down to License Information and click the License File URL. A new tab opens in your browser.

  5. Click View file to download your license file.

To update your license settings in the MKE web UI:

  1. Log in to your MKE instance using an administrator account.

  2. In the left navigation, click Settings.

  3. On the General tab, click Apply new license. A file browser dialog displays.

  4. Navigate to where you saved the license key (.lic) file, select it, and click Open. MKE automatically updates with the new settings.


Though MKE is generally a subscription-only service, Mirantis offers a free trial license by request. Use our contact form to request a free trial license.