VCollab - Named User License
Access to licenses can be controlled with an options file that is configured with the settings you would prefer to use. Use of the options file is optional and isn’t required for normal license operation. This page talks about the the Named User License mechanism that dedicates licenses to predefined users in the organization. The Users must be specified in ‘INCLUDE’ statements in the end-user options file.
Creating an Options File
Use any text editor to create the options file
Add the required command statements needed to handle the Named User License in the options file
Save it as VE3D.opt in the directory where the license file is present.
Setup Named user Licensing
Open the license file in the text editor
Add the ‘VE3D.opt’ in the VENDOR line of the license file.
Save the license file
Reread the License file on the Server. On Window Server, Use the Reread the License file option on the Start/Stop/Reread tab in LMTOOLS utility
For example :VENDOR VE3D VE3D.optorVENDOR VE3D options=C:\VCollab_License\VE3D.opt
Check the log file to be sure that the options file has been read. If it wasn’t, stop and restart the license server.
Allocating License to Specific User
Use the following command to allocate a specific license feature to a user
- INCLUDE [license_feature] [USER] [username]
- For example :INCLUDE VCollabPro USER BobThis statement allocates the ‘VCollabPro’ license feature to the user ‘Bob’
Allocating License to a group of users
Use the following command to create a group
- GROUP [groupname] [user1] [user2] [user3]
- For example :GROUP VCOLLABPRO_USERS Bob John Smith
Now Allocate a license feature to a group
INCLUDE [license_feature] [GROUP] [groupname]
For example :GROUP VCOLLABPRO_USERS Bob John SmithINCLUDE VCollabPro GROUP VCOLLABPRO_USERSHere, the VCollabPro license feature is allocated to the users namely Bob, John, and Smith
The user names are case-sensitive
Disable case sensitivity for user names
You can enable/disable case sensitivity for usernames when you use the GROUP commands. By default, user names are case-sensitive.
The GROUPCASEINSENSITIVE statement disables (ON) and enables (OFF) case sensitivity for user names:
GROUPCASEINSENSITIVE ONGROUPCASEINSENSITIVE OFFFor example,GROUPCASEINSENSITIVE ONGROUP VCOLLABPRO_USERS Bob John SmithINCLUDE VCollabPro GROUP VCOLLABPRO_USERSHere, the user names are not the case-sensitive
GROUPCASEINSENSITIVE ONGROUP VCOLLABPRO_USERS Bob John SmithINCLUDE VCollabPro GROUP VCOLLABPRO_USERSINCLUDE VCollabPresenter USER JohnHere, the ‘VCollabPro’ license feature is allocated to the group of users (Bob, John, and Smith)and the ‘VCollabPresenter’ license feature is allocated to the user (John)
- How to troubleshoot if the VCollab application reports the following error
Make sure the username is included in the options file
Make sure the username is correct. (The username is case-sensitive)