10.3 Creating Authorization Key

From ZENworks 2020 Update 2 onwards, the Authorization Key will be used to authorize devices while registering the devices to the Management Zone. While registering the device, the key will be used to validate if the device is authorized to register with the zone. Ensure that you have Configure Authorization Key and View Authorization Key rights to create or view the authorization key. Authorization key is one of the methods to securely register the device, you can also add the devices to the pre-approved list. For more information, see Adding Pre-approved Devices.

If you have enabled the Security setting on a ZENworks Update 2 server to which the devices will be registered, then you need to use the Authorization key to register the device. For more information on enabling the Security setting, see Security Commands in the ZENworks Command Line Utilities Reference.

To create an authorization key, perform the following:

  1. In ZCC, click Configuration > Registration

  2. In the Authorization Keys panel, click New > Authorization Key.

  3. In the New Authorization Key window, perform the following:

    • Authorization Key: You can either specify the key-value or click Generate to populate the field with a unique system-generated value.

      If you are specifying the value, ensure that the key-value includes alphanumeric characters and hyphens, and key length are between 6 and 10 characters, by default.

    • Usage Limit: You can either select Unlimited or select Limit to and specify how many times the authorization key can be used to register devices to the zone.

      Based on whether you want to allow the key to be used for an unlimited number of times or whether you want it to be limited to a specific number of uses, select Unlimited or select Limit to and specify the related value.

      The limit value should be a positive integer and the value can range from 1 to 2147483647.

    • Key Expiry Date: You can either select Does Not Expire or select Expire on, and then click the calendar icon to select a date after which the authorization key should be invalid. Ensure that you select a date that is later than the current date.

    • Usage Notes: Specify a note that provides information related to the usage of the key.

  4. Click Add.


  • By default, the usage limit will be set to 1, and the key will expire on the same day at 23:59:59.

  • The fields cannot be modified if the key is revoked.

  • The Authorization Key cannot be modified if the key is used at least once.

Following are some of the additional actions that can be performed on the Authorization Key:



Edit a key

  1. Click the key name.

  2. Modify the fields as required, and then click Save.

    If you need help with the options, click the Help button.

Delete a key

  1. Select the check box next to the key or folder that you want to delete.

  2. Click Action > Delete.

Revoke a key

  1. Select the check box next to the key or folder that you want to revoke.

  2. Click Action > Revoke.

Create a folder

  1. Click New > Folder to display the New Folder dialog box.

  2. In the Name field, specify a unique name for the folder.

  3. In the Folder field, click to browse and select the folder where you want the new folder created.

  4. Click OK to create the folder.

Move a Key

  1. Select the check box next to the key.

  2. Click Edit > Move.

  3. In the Select Folder dialog box, browse for the folder to which you want to move the key, and then click OK..