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How to How to 10/21/2022
Products: AS-B, Device Administrator, AS-P
Functionalities: Hardware, License Management
Product version: 2022

Activating Request Files to Receive Response Files

You activate request files on License Activation Server (FNO) to receive response files. To be able to complete this procedure, you must be on a computer that is connected to the Internet and have Device Administrator installed.

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Device Administrator is used to manage licenses on automation servers.

Licenses on Automation Servers

The following features of an automation server need licenses.

SmartDrivers

To be able to use SmartDrivers on an automation server one license is needed for every SmartDriver that runs on the automation server.

SNMP Notifications

To be able to use SNMP Notification on an automation server, a license is required.

For a stand-alone automation server, the license is local for the automation server and administered by Device Administrator.

In a multi-server system, you can use inherited licenses.

For more information, see Inherited Licenses .

Personal Dashboards

To be able to create personal dashboards on an automation server, you need a license. Personal dashboards are used in WebStation.

For a stand-alone automation server, the license can be local for the automation server and administered by Device Administrator.

In a a multi-server system, you can use inherited licenses.

For more information, see Inherited Licenses .

TimescaleDB

To be able to use TimescaleDB on an automation server, a license is required.

For more information, see Inherited Licenses .

MQTT

To be able to read and write to an MQTT broker from an MQTT client on an automation server, you need a license. For a stand-alone automation server, the license is local for the automation server and administered by Device Administrator.

In a multi-server system, you can use inherited licenses.

For more information, see Inherited Licenses .

Entitlements, Products, and Licenses

Licenses are bought as products and delivered in Entitlements. An Entitlement is a container that can contain several products. The products contain the licenses and they can differ in quantity and contents.

Automation Server Licensing Workflow

Use this workflow to add licenses to automation servers using Device Administrator.

For more information, see Automation Server Licensing on Automation Servers Connected to Internet Workflow .

Certificates

It is recommended to use HTTPS for the communication between Device Administrator and automation servers when you manage licenses.

For more information, see Certificates in Device Administrator .

Important:

Activated licenses cannot be deactivated.

To activate request files to receive response files
  1. In Device Administrator, click Servers .

  2. Select Show Licenses .

  3. Click Activate licenses .

  4. Click Offline Step 2 - Activate request files on License Activation Server (FNO) to receive response files.

  5. Click OK .

  6. In the Select the zip file containing the request files you want to activate box, select the request file.

  7. Enter the password for the request file.

  8. In the Select the name and location of the zip file that will contain the response file, select a name and a location for the response file.

    The default location and name of the Response file is the same as the Request file.

  9. Click Activate .

  10. Click Close .

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