Article ID: 6050, created on Feb 18, 2009, last review on May 7, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk 8.x for Linux/Unix


Since version 8.3 internal formal of Plesk additional license key for Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder has been changed in Parallels Plesk Panel.

Even Plesk additional license key for Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder in .sh format is installed through Parallels Plesk Panel {Plesk -> Server -> License Management -> Additional License Key} and is shown as installed. However the license key is not expanded to Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder. Also license key in format .sh cannot be installed through Sitebuilder license management {Sitebuilder -> License Management}.


License key should be reformatted to SB.0001234.0012.xml and installed usual way through Sitebuilder license management.
Use the procedure below for reformatting.

1. Open license key and find the following string in it: key='<base64_encoded_text_goes_here>'. Save text <base64_encoded_text_goes_here> to a temporary file SB.0001234.0012.tmp.

You may use the following command to extract the text to the file:

~# grep 'key=' | sed -e "s%^key='%%" -e "s%'$%%" > SB.0001234.0012.tmp

2. Reformat the key with the following command:

~# cat SB.0001234.0012.tmp | perl -e 'use MIME::Base64; while(<>) { print decode_base64($_); }' > SB.0001234.0012.xml

Resulted SB.0001234.0012.xml is standard license key for Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder.

3. Login to Parallels Plesk Sitebuilder as administrator (admin) and install the key via license management at {Sitebuilder -> License Management -> License Key Upload}

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