LAN License Server

LAN License server

Available version 1.2.4.1

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LAN License Server allows you to use one or more multi-user subscriptions (licenses) for a certain number of ModPlus users on the network.

The license server must be running on one of the computers on the local area network (LAN) and enabled to listen on a specific port.

The license server accepts requests from end users, checks for availability in the license repository, and returns a response to the user with permission or prohibition on using the full version of the ModPlus plugins.


Server

ServerTab

This tab launches the license server and displays basic information about the connected users and available workstations.

On the left side there is a server log output field.

The right side is located:

Ipv4 address of the current computer - a list of ipv4 addresses of the current computer. One of the list addresses must be specified in the end-user settings (in the Configurator on the Settings tab). It is recommended to use the first address in the list.

Listen port - in this field you need to specify the port number on which the license server will accept requests from end users. The maximum allowable value is 65535. The same port value must be specified for all end users (in the Configurator on the Settings tab).

You can check the free port with the netstat –na | find “xxxx” (where xxxx is the port number) entered on the Windows command line. The following image shows the result - port 11000 is busy, ports 8080 and 12345 are free.

findPort

Start - start the server. When the button is pressed, the server will start listening on the local network on the specified port. After starting the server, it is impossible to change the port number.

Stop - stop the server. When you click the button, the server will stop listening to the network, and all connected clients will be disconnected.

Workplace - this field displays a list of possible jobs by type of product supported. The workplace can be either for any product (when purchasing a subscription for the entire ModPlus plugin), or for a specific supported product (when purchasing a subscription for a supported product).

The total number of available jobs for each type is summed across all subscriptions that are in the license repository and are currently active.

When a workplace is requested from the end user, the workplace of a specific product is first issued, and if there is no such workplace, then a workplace of the “Any product” type.

Connected users - a list of currently connected users is displayed in this field, indicating from which supported product a request for a workplace was made.


Registration

RegistrationTab

Binding to hard drive - dropdown list with all hard drives found on this computer.

Registration key - the registration key of the current version of the license server. The registration key is generated based on the serial number of the hard drive selected in the list above.

Attention! When changing the hard disk, the registration key will be changed, which will entail a change in the status of the existing licenses, as well as a one-time shutdown of all users, in case the server is started to listen

Add license - adds a license to the license repository based on the activation key entered in the field on the left. When adding a license, the number of available jobs is recalculated, so there is no need to stop the server.

Next is a field that lists all the licenses in the license repository. For each license, its basic data is displayed:

  • Product for which jobs are issued. May be of the type “Any product” if the license is purchased for the whole ModPlus plugin
  • The start date of the subscription period, the end date of the subscription period, the subscription validity in months (3, 6 or 12) and the remaining subscription time
  • Number of users - the number of jobs issued by this license
  • Activation key on the basis of which this license is added

Remove selected license - permanently deletes the selected license from the license repository.

Attention! Removing a license leads to a one-time disconnection of all users, in case the server is running to listen.


Settings

SettingsTab

Language — select the current language. Changing the language does not require rebooting the server. When you first start the language is set according to the settings of the operating system. If there is no suitable language, the default language is Russian.

Load with Windows - add or remove license server from Windows startup.

Start server when application is loaded - if the checkbox is checked, then when the license server starts up, it will immediately start listening to the network on the set port.

Use helper application — when you check the checkbox of the location of the license server, the auxiliary application ModPlusLicenseServerHelper.exe will be extracted and launched. This application runs in the background and at intervals of 1 minute checks for the availability of the license server workflow (ModPlusLicenseServer.exe process). In case the process is not found, the application will start the license server.

The use of an auxiliary application is recommended in the case of enabling the Load with Windows and Start server when application is loaded options.

Hide to tray on startup – if checked, the license server will automatically minimize to tray on startup


About

AboutTab

On this tab, you can go to the modplus.org website, find out the current version of the license server and check for updates.

Work in tray

When you click close the program (cross) window appears:

CloseOrHide

You can close the program or minimize it to tray. When minimized, one of two possible icons will appear in the taskbar, depending on the listening state:

 

OnIcon  - if license server is running to listen on the local network
OffIcon  - if license server is not running to listen on the local network

 


Change history

Version 1.2.4.1 [15.10.2019]
- The display of errors in the pop-up window that occurs when checking for updates has been removed

Version 1.2.4.0 [22.09.2019]
- Added ability to minimize license server to tray
- Change the way of checking for updates
- Fixed some bugs

Version 1.0.3.0 [11.02.2019]
- Added admin rights to run application

Version 1.0.2.0 [07.02.2019]
- Added digital signature

Version 1.0.1.0 [17.01.2019]
- Fixed a bug that caused the server to close when the client was disconnected

Version 1.0.0.0 [15.01.2019]
- Release

- if the license server is not running to listen on the local network