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How to How to 7/23/2021
Products: AS-B, Device Administrator, AS-P
Functionalities: Hardware, License Management
Product version: 3.3, 2022

Assigning Licenses

All licenses must be assigned before they can be activated.

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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 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 .

To assign licenses
  1. In Device Administrator, click Servers .

  2. Select Show licenses .

  3. In the Assign Licenses view, in the License status column, click the Show products button .

  4. In the Assign column, add the licenses you want to assign.

  5. Click the Save current list button .

The licenses must be activated when the assignment is completed for all automation servers.

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