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Starting as a service

The OS X lmadmin installer does not configure the server to start automatically. Check the [install_dir]/examples/service/ directory for a sample startup script or [install_dir]/examples/launchd/ for a launchd example plist.

For the sample plist file to work, the UserName and GroupName key values need to be changed from "nobody" to a production UserName and GroupName.

If you use 'lmgrd' instead of 'lmadmin' (and thus don't have the examples/ directory), you can find an example script here or a launchd plist here.

For macOS earlier than 10.13, plist files should be placed in /System/Library/LaunchDaemons rather than in /System/Library/LaunchAgents. The naming convention for plist files is

For macOS 10.13 or later, either location works, and there are no restrictions for plist file naming.


See also "Installing lmadmin License Server Manager as an Operating System Service" in the License Administration Guide.