New SecureSuite License Format

Product Name

SecureSuite License

Product Version

  • CIS-CAT Pro Assessor v4.35.0+

  • CIS-CAT Pro Dashboard v3.3.0+

  • CSAT Pro v1.14.0+


Nov 17, 2023


The SecureSuite license format has been modified. Prior versions of licensed SecureSuite tools are not compatible with the updated SecureSuite v2.0 license.

Prior format of the SecureSuite license will not be supported as of April 1, 2024.


The updated SecureSuite v2 license affects current Members downloading a SecureSuite License on or after November 17, 2023. CIS-CAT Pro Assessor and Dashboard and CSAT Pro versions must be updated in order for the tools to be fully operational. The current tool versions will still be compatible with the prior SecureSuite license format as well as the new SecureSuite v2 format.

Updated CIS SecureSuite formats will now support:

  • Additional security measures

  • Improved validation

  • Future in-tool alerts on approaching expiration dates

  • More flexibility for license revocations should a single license become compromised

Tools MUST be updated to be compatible with updated SecureSuite v2 license.xml file if license is downloaded on or after November 17, 2023.

Update to:

  • CSAT Pro v1.14+

  • CIS-CAT Pro Dashboard v3.3.0+

  • CIS-CAT Pro Assessor v4.35.0+


Released versions of SecureSuite tools after April 1, 2024 must utilize only SecureSuite License v2. When utilizing a SecureSuite tool released after April 1, 2024, only SecureSuite License v2 will be compatible.

SecureSuite license MUST be updated to be compatible with SecureSuite tools released after April 1, 2024.


As of November 17, 2023 and utilizing SecureSuite license v2:

  • Obtain compatible version of SecureSuite tools and update tool per tool Configuration Guides

  • Update SecureSuite License

As of April 1, 2024 and utilizing SecureSuite tools released after April 1, 2024:

  • Update SecureSuite License

Steps to update SecureSuite license

  1. Navigate to your SecureSuite Organization on WorkBench

  2. Locate the License Tab

  3. Click Download

  4. “” file present on system

  5. Unzip downloaded file and place license.xml file per instructions outlined in the CSAT Pro Guide, CIS-CAT Pro Dashboard Guide, and CIS-CAT Pro Assessor Guide

SecureSuite License Prior and New Format Differences


Prior version SecureSuite License

SecureSuite V2 License


Prior version SecureSuite License

SecureSuite V2 License

File name change

Contents of zipped bundle have been reduced

5 files: ca-broker.crt, client.crt, client.key, dxlclient.config, license.xml

1 file: license.xml

License.xml file content now contains readable expiration date and a version

Does not have a version number in the file contents and does not have a human readable expiration date.

Has the following new information visible within the file:


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