Cisco Smart Software Licensing is a new way of thinking about licensing. It simplifies the licensing experience across the enterprise making it easier to purchase, deploy, track and renew Cisco Software. It provides visibility into license ownership and consumption through a single, simple user interface.
A Smart Account provides your organization with the ability to manage and control user access to Cisco software licenses and entitlements. By authorizing activation of this Smart Account, you agree that you are authorized to create accounts and manage product and service entitlements, license agreements and user access to accounts on behalf of your organization. Cisco Partners may not authorize account creation on behalf of customers.
The creation of a new Smart Account is a one-time event and subsequent management of users is a capability provided through the tool. This article provides instructions on how to request a Smart Account.
Request a Smart Account
To request a Smart Account, take the following steps:
Note: If you do not have an account yet, create a new one by clicking Register Now.
Step 3. Under Administration, click Request a Smart Account.
Step 4. Choose the type of Smart Account to create.
The options are:
Yes, I have the authority to represent my company and will authorize activation — Individual Smart Account requiring agreement to represent your company. By creating this Smart Account, you agree to the authorization to create and manage product and service entitlements, users, and roles on behalf of your organization. If this option is chosen, skip to Step 7.
No, the person specified below should be notified to authorize activation — Create the account on behalf of someone else.
Note: In this example, No is chosen.
Step 5. (Optional) Enter your company email address in the Email Address field.