Changing the license file location

This topic describes how to specify a custom license location, instead of the default, when Adding a workstation license for Arm Forge or Setting up a floating license for Arm Forge.


  • For a workstation license, ensure that you have one file supplied by Arm.
  • For a floating license, ensure that you have two license files: the client license file and the server license file.
  • Ensure that you have suitable administrative permissions for performing these tasks on the target machines.


  1. Copy the client license file to a directory of your choosing.
    Note: Do not edit the contents of the license file because doing so might prevent the license from working.
  2. Set the ALLINEA_LICENSE_DIR environment variable to your chosen location:

    export ALLINEA_LICENSE_DIR=</custom path>/licenses
  3. If you have multiple licenses for Arm Forge tools (Arm DDT, Arm MAP, Arm Performance Reports) copy the license files to the product installation directory:

    /{installation path}/arm/forge/20.1/licences

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