FlexNet licensing error -8: Invalid (inconsistent) license key
An Arm tool reports an error containing one or more of the following:
Flex error code: -8
FlexNet licensing error -8
Invalid (inconsistent) license key
Invalid license key (inconsistent authentication code)
What causes this error, and how do I solve it?
The following table lists possible causes and resolutions for the issue:
You have a corrupted license file. For example, you have edited part of a license file that should not be edited.
Running an older version of the FlexNet license server software that is not compatible with your license file. For example, you have installed a new license key and are seeing the following in you license server log:
9:47:00 (lmgrd) Started armlmd (internet tcp_port 9614 pid 29151) 9:47:00 (armlmd) Unable to initialize access to trusted storage: 2 9:47:00 (armlmd) FlexNet Licensing version v18.104.22.168 build 194335 x64_lsb 9:47:00 (armlmd) SLOG: Summary LOG statistics is enabled. 9:47:00 (armlmd) SLOG: FNPLS-INTERNAL-CKPT1 9:47:00 (armlmd) SLOG: VM Status: 0 9:47:00 (armlmd) Using options file: "/Licenses/arm/licenses/armlmd.opt" 9:47:00 (armlmd) Invalid license key (inconsistent authentication code)
Install the latest version of the FlexNet license server software by visiting the Download FlexNet Publisher page.