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Activating Jetpack Protect & Jetpack Scan via License Key

Jetpack Protect is a free security plugin for WordPress that scans your site and warns you about vulnerabilities keeping your site one step ahead of security threats and malware. Jetpack Scan allows you to review security scan results in one centralized location, fix problems, and restore backups. If Jetpack does notice a problem, you’ll receive an instant email alert. You can repair the majority of security threats with just one click and get back to running your business.

Installing Jetpack Protect via License Key

You do not need a license to install Jetpack Protect – instead you can follow our instructions on how to install Jetpack Protect on your site.

Installing Jetpack Scan via License Key

There are a few ways to obtain your license key for Jetpack Scan

  • Through Products Scan → Select a Plan
  • Through PricingScan → Click Get
  • Selecting Scan from the pricing page will bring you through the checkout process.
  • Selecting Scan from the products page will bring you to the Scan page where you can scroll down to select your desired plan.

With either option, proceed through the checkout process until you get to a screen that looks like this:

Note: You will also receive an email with your purchase that holds your license key. Please check your spam or junk folders as these emails sometimes end up there.

License Setup

While on the Thank you page, you’ll have the option to select a site that you’d like to apply your license to OR you can select I don’t see my site. Let me configure it manually.

If you are able to select your site from the dropdown list the license will be applied to your site automatically. If you do not see your site and you’d like to configure the license manually, choose that option.

The next step is to ensure you have the latest version of Jetpack installed. If you do not have Jetpack installed follow the instructions on your screen. Once added to your site OR if you already have Jetpack installed to its latest version click Continue.

From here, you’ll have more instructions on how to activate your license. Go to your WP AdminJetpackMy PlanActivate a Product. Alternatively, you can also go to WP AdminJetpackMy JetpackActivate a License. Both of these directions will take you to the same activation page.

On the next page you’ll have a few options depending on if you’ve purchased additional licenses.

Your license may appear in the dropdown box. Confirm you are using the correct license for your site and select it. You can choose to add your license manually by selecting I want to add my license key manually. Whichever option you choose, make sure to click Activate once you are finished. 

Your license key has been activated. You can now choose to view your plans through Jetpack or get started with Jetpack Scan through your Jetpack menu.

Where to Find Your License Key

Your license key will always be available on your purchases page within your account.

  • Go to
  • Click on your account icon in the top right of your dashboard.
  • Click Purchases
  • Click Jetpack Search

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Please contact support directly. We’re happy to advise.

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