Adding or updating a License

The process for adding or updating a license is quite simple:

Please note, if you want to add a license onto a Codemeter dongle, the serial number of it has to start at least 3-344.... If the serial number of your Codemeter dongle is older, you won't be able to add our license on it.

Create a license update request

The first step is to create a license update request file from the container you’d like the new license to be on and send it to us.

Please note, you need to create a license update request from the container you want our license to be on.

The file has a .WibuCmRaC file extension.

Good to know: If you don't see any LightAct containers, please download this file, unzip it and drag & drop LightAct.WibuCmLIF file into CodeMeter Control Center.. Then an empty LightAct container should appear which you can use to create the license update request file.

Please note, this step applies only if you are trying to add a machine-locked license.

To complete this step, open CodeMeter Control Center and select the desired container. In our case that would be LightAct. With it selected, click on the License Update button.

Select Create lisence request and click Next.

Click Commit to create a .WibuCmRaC file and save it to your machine. You can then send it to us via email at

Adding our license to your container

Once we receive the license update request file we will be able to generate a license update file.

The file will have a .WibuCmRaU file extension.

Once you receive the license update file, import it into CodeMeter Control Center. This time, choose Import license update instead.

After successfully finishing this step, the license will be updated or created on your container.

Please don't forget to apply the license in LightAct. The procedure is described the next article.

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