Before applying a QlikView Desktop license, make sure that you have a valid license key and control number available. Also confirm with your QlikView license administrator that the license is indicated for a QlikView Desktop client, and not a QlikView server.
Open QlikView Desktop client
Go to Settings > User Preferences
Select the License tab in the User Preference dialog
Click the Change button
Enter the License Key, Control Number, User Name and Organization
Click Next to proceed
Select your regions and click OK
Read the End User License Agreement (EULA), and click "I Agree" to accept the conditions.
QlikView Desktop client contacts a license server to validate the license number and control number.
If license server can not be reached the license can be applied with a License Enable Filer (LEF). Go to step <ENTER NUMBER> for more details.
Successful license validation is indicated
Click Continue to close the license dialog.
Click OK to close the User Preferences
Close and reopen the QlikView Desktop Client for the license to apply.
NOTE: The QlikView license server are currently located at http://lef1.qliktech.com/ and http://lef2.qliktech.com/. The licensed client will connect to the license server annually to re-validate the valid license, unless a new license number has been applied.
III. Apply license with License Enabler File (LEF)
Before applying a QlikView Desktop license through LEF file, make sure that you have a valid license key, control number and LEF file available. Also confirm with your QlikView license administrator that the license is indicates for a QlikView Desktop client, and not a QlikView server.
The LEF file contains elements as exemplified below. Confirm that your LEF file has the correct license number, correct product level and that date supports your product installation. The LEF file productlevel 3 indicates a QlikView Desktop client license, the values 1 or 2 might also be vaild for older licenses. The date must be the date of the major version or later in order to be able to upgrade to a new major release of the product. The LEF file also contains a checksum which validates the details of the LEF file.
1324567891234567 -> License key number PRODUCTLEVEL; 3;; 2013-01-01-> Product level, Product value, Product date