To use SOURCE, you need to have one or more licenses.  We can provide two types of licenses: fixed licenses and floating licenses.

  • Fixed licenses can be used only on one predefined system, being node-locked to a single machine. These licenses are available at any moment on the system for which they were generated until their expiry date.
  • Floating licenses can be shared by multiple machines and only allow a single concurrent use. These licenses are generated on a server and can be used by all users that have access to the server, but not simultaneously.
    Floating licenses can be generated either on an external or a local server.

    • Cloud license servers: they are external servers that are created in the Flexera environment (Flexnet operations).
    • Network license servers: VIBES can also generate licenses on your local server. For this case, a separate procedure needs to be implemented in collaboration with you.

The VIBES License Manager

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:

  • Visualize the licenses present on the server and their availability.
  • Visualize the licenses available in the current session.
  • Visualize the license’s expiration date.
  • Check the server status.
  • Access the license server settings.
  • Acquire/return floating licenses.
  • Request a fixed license.
  • Load a fixed license.

All these actions are explained in the following paragraphs.

Accessing the VIBES License Manager in SOURCE

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:

  1. Go to the Home page, clicking on the symbol that can be found at the top left corner of the working page.
  2. Click on License Manager at the bottom left of the page.

Floating licenses in the server and in the session

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

Checking the server status

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.

Accessing the floating licenses

Importing the .config file

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:

  1. Open the VIBES License Manager.
  2. Click on License server settings. A new window will open.
  3. Click on Load settings. A new window will appear.
  4. Browse and open the .config file that contains the server credentials.
  5. Press Save and close.

Entering the server credentials

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:

  1. Open the VIBES License Manager.
  2. Click on License server settings. A new window will open.
  3. Select the correct License server type.
  4. Fill in the Cloud server url, Cloud server ID and Cloud server password fields.
  5. Press Save and close.

Entering the floating licenses server credentials

Acquiring floating licenses

After accessing the server, you need to acquire the floating licenses on your machine.

To acquire floating licenses,  complete the following steps:

  1. Open the VIBES License Manager.
  2. Select from the Licenses on server window all the licenses needed for the session.
  3. If needed, change the borrowing period (the period in which the license will be available on the system if not returned).
  4. Click on Acquire selected.

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

Borrowing period and server checkout policy

Changing the borrowing period

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:

  1. Open the VIBES License Manager.
  2. Type the number of days in the Borrowing period (Days) field.

Changing the server checkout policy

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:

  • Keep licenses on the machine until expiry. The licenses will be kept on the machine for the entire borrowing period selected.
  • Return licenses on application exit and restore on start. The licenses will remain in the machine while the software is open. When closing the application, the licenses get automatically returned to the server.

To change the server checkout policy, complete the following steps:

  1. Open the VIBES License Manager.
  2. Click on License server settings. A new window will open.
  3. In the Server license checkout policy, select the desired option.
  4. Click Save and close.

Borrowing period and server checkout policy

Returning floating licenses

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:

  1. Open the Vibes License Manager.
  2. Select the licenses to return from Available licenses.
  3. Click Return selected.
  4. Press Continue.

If you want to return all the acquired licenses, just click on Return all. All licenses will return to the server.

Returning floating licenses

Fixed licenses

Requesting fixed 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):

  1. Open the VIBES License Manager.
  2. Click Options.
  3. Select Create license request. A .json file will be generated.
  4. Save the file.
  5. Send the .json file to your contact person at VIBES or info@vibestechnology.com. VIBES will generate a fixed license for you (.bin file).

Requesting fixed licenses

Activating 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:

  1. Open the VIBES License Manager.
  2. Click Options.
  3. Select Load local license file.
  4. Browse for the .bin file containing the licenses and open it.
  5. Press Continue.

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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