I am trying to run "authorizeSoftware" file to complete creating new account manager in Arcgis 10.1, but after running


I got this message:

-------------------------------------------------------------------------- Starting the ArcGIS Software Authorization Wizard

Run this script with --help for additional information. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Unable to access X server (:0.0). Please check your DISPLAY variable or run this script in silent mode. Run with the --help option for more information

Any idea how I can fix this?

  • Are you trying to authorize ArcGIS Server on Linux? If so, why do you refer to ArcGIS License Manager? Dec 26, 2013 at 18:44

1 Answer 1


Looks like you're running the license manager on a Linux machine.

If you have a GUI installed, start it, then try to run the authorization.

If not, see this knowledge base article on how to set up a fake display environment and how to authorize from the command line.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge that you have read and understand our privacy policy and code of conduct.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.