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docker-engine-activate: Activate Enterprise Edition


docker-engine-activate - Activate Enterprise Edition


docker engine activate [OPTIONS]


Activate Enterprise Edition.

With this command you may apply an existing Docker enterprise license, or interactively download one from Docker. In the interactive exchange, you can sign up for a new trial, or download an existing license. If you are currently running a Community Edition engine, the daemon will be updated to the Enterprise Edition Docker engine with additional capabilities and long term support.

For more information about different Docker Enterprise license types visit


For non-interactive scriptable deployments, download your license from

<> then specify the file with the '--license' flag.


    override default location of containerd endpoint

    only display license information and exit

    Specify engine image

    Pretty-print licenses using a Go template

-h, --help[=false]
    help for activate

    License File

    Only display available licenses by ID

    Override the default location where engine images are pulled

    Specify engine version (default is to use currently running version)