To use SOURCE, you need to have one or more licenses. We can provide two types of licenses: fixed licenses and floating licenses.
The VIBES License Manager is a tool created by VIBES in which you can visualize information and perform actions related to licenses.
The VIBES License Manager
In the VIBES License Manager you can:
All these actions are explained in the following paragraphs.
When opening SOURCE for the first time, the VIBES License Manager will pop up automatically. For the following times, you have to access it.
To access the VIBES License Manager in SOURCE, complete the following steps:
After accessing the VIBES License Manager, in the Licenses on server window you can visualize all the SOURCE licenses present on the server. Here, you can also see how many are available and their expiration date.
The Available licenses window provides information on the licenses available in the machine for the current session. To acquire licenses for a session, you need to pull them from the server (the process is explained in the following paragraphs). In the Expiry column, you can see the date on which they will be automatically returned to the server.
You must acquire at least one license to start a session!
SOURCE licenses on server and in the session
In the VIBES License Manager, it is possible to check the server’s status. This is shown at the top of the window.
If the server is correctly connected, you will see the word Connected followed by a green circle.
If the server is disconnected, you will read Disconnected, followed by a red circle. If the latter occurs, the internet connection is likely absent.
To use the floating licenses, you need to access the server in which they are contained. The server credentials are stored in the .config file VIBES shared with you.
To access the server, complete the following steps:
If you do not have the .config file but have the server credentials, you can manually fill them in.
To manually enter the server credentials, complete the following steps:
Entering the floating licenses server credentials
After accessing the server, you need to acquire the floating licenses on your machine.
To acquire floating licenses, complete the following steps:
If the process is successful, a green message will appear. All the acquired licenses are now shown in the Available licenses window.
Acquiring floating licenses
The borrowing period is the period of time that the licenses will be kept on the machine from the moment they have been acquired. By default, this period is set to 7 or 14 days (unless you agreed differently with VIBES). You can easily change the borrowing period by typing the number of days.
To change the borrowing period, complete the following steps:
When acquiring floating licenses from the server, it is possible to select the license checkout policy. This option allows choosing the return policy of the licenses. It is possible to choose between:
To change the server checkout policy, complete the following steps:
Borrowing period and server checkout policy
Floating licenses can be returned to the server either automatically (by selecting the correct checkout policy) or manually by users.
To manually return floating licenses to the server, complete the following steps:
If you want to return all the acquired licenses, just click on Return all. All licenses will return to the server.
Returning floating licenses
To generate fixed licenses, VIBES needs some system-specific information. For this reason, you must first request licenses and then activate them.
To request a license, complete the following steps (on the machine in which you will use the SW):
Requesting fixed licenses
After you have requested fixed licenses by sending the .json file, VIBES will generate them. The fixed licenses are contained in a .bin file. You now need to activate them to start using SOURCE.
To activate the fixed licenses, complete the following steps:
If the process was performed correctly, a green message will appear.
The licenses present on the machine can be visualized in the Available licenses window.
Activating fixed licenses
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