3. Import a License

Tower requires a valid license to run. If you did not receive a license from Ansible directly or via email, or have issues with the license you received, refer to for free and paid license options (including free trial licenses) or contact Ansible via the Red Hat Customer portal at


To successfully add your license, you must be logged on as the Superuser. Otherwise, the operation will fail.

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To add your license:

  1. Save your license (or save the license contents to a text file locally, if needed).
  2. Click the Settings (settings) icon from the left navigation bar and select the License tab from the Settings screen.
  1. Click the Browse button and navigate to the location where the license file is saved to upload it. The uploaded license may be a plain text file or a JSON file, and must include properly formatted JSON code.
  2. Once uploaded, check to agree to the End User License Agreement.
  3. Analytics data collection helps Red Hat improve the product by delivering you a much better user experience. For more information about data collection, refer to Usability Analytics and Data Collection. This option is checked by default, but you may opt out of any of the following:
  • User analytics, which collects data from the Tower User Interface.
  • Automation analytics provides a high level analysis of your automation with Ansible Tower, which is used to help you identify trends and anomalous use of Tower. For opt-in of Automation analytics to have any effect, your instance of Ansible Tower must be running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. See instructions described in the Automation Insights section.


At this time, Automation Insights is not supported when Ansible Tower is running in the OpenShift Container Platform. You may change your analytics data collection preferences at any time, as described in the Usability Analytics and Data Collection section.

  1. After you have specified your tracking and analytics preferences, click Submit.

Once your license has been accepted, Tower briefly displays the license screen and navigates you to the Dashboard of the Ansible Tower interface (which you can access by clicking on the Ansible Tower logo at the top left of the screen as well).

For later reference, you can view this license from the License tab of the Settings screen, accessible through the Settings (settings) icon from the left navigation bar.

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