How to register oziTarget

How to register oziTarget

You’ve bought a registration code and we thank you for your support!  The trick now is to get activated and running oziTarget for real.

There have been a few changes to the registration process so you should find all the answers you need right here.

Version and later

  1. Download the registration file that you will have received via email and save it to your computer.
    • This will be called registration_name.lic 
  2. Copy the registration file to the oziTarget installation folder
    • Typically C:\ozitarget 
  3. First time registration: Open oziTarget and select “Load” then navigate to the registration file
  4. Update registration: Open oziTarget, select >HELP >About/ Registration then select UPDATE REGISTRATION and select “Load” then navigate to the registration file.
  5. In either case, restart oziTarget to activate the registration.

Note: For registration with live tracking there is no option to manually enter the registration details.  Registration must be done using the *.lic file.

Secure your registration files

Please keep a copy of your registration file(s) in a safe place.

    1. Save a copy to the oziTarget directory on your flight computer
    2. Save a copy to a cloud service like Google Drive or similar
    3. Save a copy on your home computer or server…you get the idea 🙂
    4. Save and tag the email with the registration file for later use

Try and save the registration files where you can get them if your flight computer is damaged/lost or stolen. 

Either due to time zone issues (I am in Australia) or personal participation in an event, I may not be able to instantly respond with a copy of your file. 

Requests for lost or replacement registration files are becoming common enough that I may need to charge for the service.

Manual Entry of Registration

From version, manual entry of your oziTarget registration is available again.

  1. Copy and paste your user name and code from the email you received when you ordered oziTarget. 
  2. Click enter to process it.

Note: it is recommended that you cope and paste the registration code to ensure all characters are correct. 
If the code is not being accepted there may be leading or trailing spaces entered by mistake.
Registration for Live tracking cannot be entered manually, only basic oziTarget registration details.

Multiple Registration files

If you are managing more than one registration or you want to keep your registration file separate to OziTarget for security reasons the you may do the following.

  1. Download the registration file that you will have received via email and save it to your computer.
    • This may be called either licence.xml or ozitarget.lic 
  2. Rename the file to better identify it.
    • ie: MyName_Licence.xml or MyName_ozitarget.lic 
  3. Open oziTarget and select LOAD from the About / Registration page
  4. Navigate to the saved registration file and select it.
  5. oziTarget will process the registration and will need to be restarted.

Live Tracking Registration

Your Live Tracking registration will be issued in the *.lic file and will include the registration information for both your oziTarget core application and the subscription details for Live Tracking.

Follow the steps above for version or later.

Live Tracking end of subscription

At the end of your subscription period your oziTarget core application will continue to work as normal with no changes required to the registration file.

You can check the status of your Live Tracking subscription in the Help > Settings > Tracking window of the oziTarget application.

When you renew your tracking subscription you will receive a new *.lic file to apply as before.


I don't have a registration file

Longtime users may not have ever received a registration file.  Originally the registration details were supplied in an email and then entered manually.

If this is the case you have two options.

  1. Send an email to with your registration details and you will get a reply with a registration file.
  2. If you are in a hurry, you can generate the basic XML file yourself with a text editor as shown next.

Making a registration file by hand

  1. Using a plain text editor like Notepad copy and past the code below into a blank document.
  2. Replace the “Registration Name and Registration Code with your registration details.
  3. Save the file as licence.xml to the ozitarget installation directory.
  4. Restart oziTarget and your registration will be processed.
					<?xml version=”1.0" encoding=”utf-8" standalone=”yes”?>
<User>Registration Name</User>
<Code>Registration Code</Code>