How to claim a node-locked Activation ID license from the Licensing Portal and activate it from the application licensing wizard?
The Hexagon Geospatial version 2018 (and newer) products introduced a new licensing methodology that no longer requires license (.lic) files. This new licensing method uses an Activation ID that is claimed from the Licensing Portal for the application that you wish to license. If your license is node-locked it can be activated using the Activation ID directly from the licensing wizard that is displayed upon first run of the application (after the application is installed).
Note: Commercial sales of ERDAS IMAGINE are limited to concurrent licenses only, so this article does not apply if you are running ERDAS IMAGINE as a customer of a commercial (non-educational) account.
The steps for obtaining a node-locked license Activation ID for a 2018 application and then activating that license via the application licensing wizard are described below.
Note that you can also activate a node-locked license by installing the 'Geospatial License Administrator 2018' utility and using that software to activate the license. The steps for performing that workflow are the same as that documented for a concurrent license in the Knowledge Base article...
Therefore, please refer to that article if you wish to use the 'Geospatial Licensing Administrator' utility to activate the node-locked license.