Navicat Premium is a powerful and versatile database management tool that supports multiple database connections. It allows you to create, edit, and manage databases from different platforms such as MySQL, MariaDB, Oracle, SQLite, PostgreSQL, and SQL Server. Navicat Premium also provides various features such as data modeling, data synchronization, backup and restore, query builder, report builder, and more.
However, Navicat Premium is not a free software and requires a license key to activate. If you don't have a valid license key, you can use a keygen to generate one. A keygen is a program that can create serial numbers or activation codes for software products. In this article, we will show you how to use a keygen to activate Navicat Premium 11.2 on Linux.
Step 1: Download Navicat Premium 11.2 from the official website
The first step is to download the AppImage file of Navicat Premium 11.2 from the official website[^1^]. You can choose the language and edition that suits your needs. For example, if you want the English version of Navicat Premium 11.2 for Linux, you can download navicat15-premium-en.AppImage from the website.
Step 2: Extract the AppImage file to a directory
The next step is to extract the AppImage file to a directory on your computer. You can use the mount command to do this. For example, if you have downloaded navicat15-premium-en.AppImage to your Desktop folder, you can run the following commands in a terminal:
$ mkdir /Desktop/navicat15-premium-en
$ sudo mount -o loop /Desktop/navicat15-premium-en.AppImage /Desktop/navicat15-premium-en
This will create a directory named navicat15-premium-en-patched on your Desktop folder that contains all the files extracted from the AppImage file.
Step 3: Build the keygen and patcher
The third step is to build the keygen and patcher that will help you generate a license key and replace the official public key of Navicat. You can download the source code of the keygen and patcher from GitHub[^2^]. You will need some tools such as gcc, g++, make, openssl, and capstone to compile them. You can install them using your package manager. For example, on Ubuntu or Debian, you can run:
$ sudo apt-get install gcc g++ make openssl libssl-dev libcapstone-dev
Then you can clone the repository and build the binaries using make:
This will create two executable files in the bin folder: navicat-keygen and navicat-patcher.
Step 4: Use navicat-patcher to replace the official public key
The fourth step is to use navicat-patcher to replace the official public key of Navicat with a custom one. The official public key is used by Navicat to encrypt or decrypt the offline activation information. By replacing it with a custom one, we can trick Navicat into accepting our generated license key.
To use navicat-patcher, you need to specify the path of the directory where Navicat is located and optionally provide a RSA-2048 private key file. If you don't provide a private key file, navicat-patcher will generate one for you. For example, if you have extracted Navicat Premium 11.2 to /Desktop/navicat15-premium-en-patched, you can run: