Registering Zend Guard

This procedure describes how to register your Zend Guard product. PHP files can be encoded with an unregistered product however, encoded files will not be optimized and will be valid for 14 days, only.

License files that are generated with an evaluation version will be valid for 3 days, only.

These limits provide sufficient time to fully evaluate all the Zend Guard features in a fully functioning environment and test the encoding capabilities.

In order to benefit from full Zend Guard capabilities the product should be registered.

Before registering your product make sure you have your registration information or license file available. A license file is a file that contains product activation information. Without this file the registration process will not succeed.



Instructions on how to complete a procedure

To Register Zend Guard:

  1. Go to Help | Register.
    The registration Dialog will open.

Registration Dialog

  1. Choose one of the registration options:

  • Download a license file. Obtain a license file from
    Select this option:

  • If you want to download a license file from

  • If you do not have a local copy of a license file on your computer.

  • Registration Dialog Options

  • Username - Your user name (not your e-mail).
    If you do not remember your Zend user name please contact". You can also create a license file from your Pickup Depot,".

  • Password Your password

  • Serial Number the product purchase serial number as it appears in the pickup depot,

  • Search for License file. Select this option, if you have a local copy of a license file on your computer.  You should register the product by using a local copy of a license file when reinstalling the product (or if a license file was sent directly to you by a Zend representative).

Your product will now be registered and all validation restrictions will be removed. If the restrictions persist or if the license is not accepted, please refer to our Support Center for further information and assistance.



Related links

Related Links:


Launching Zend Guard

Zend Guard Features

Workspace Overview

Menu Options