Licensing

Caliber users need a license key to run Caliber. All clients (Windows, Visual Studio, Eclipse) can use either a concurrent license (shared with other users) or a named license (specific to a user). The administrator assigns licenses in the Caliber Administrator. License administration can use the Caliber server (native licensing), Macromedia FlexLM or Borland License Server. This gives you a choice between using a license server and using the licensing found in Caliber.

There are three license specifications for users:

Note: If a named user attempts to connect from more than one machine, the connection from the second machine is treated as a concurrent license if one is available. If none are available, the user receives a
No
License Available
caution window and must try again later.

Important Notes

  • The Admin user is always a named user for each product, but does not count against the number of named user licenses you have. However, if the Admin user attempts to connect from more than one machine, the connection from the second machine is treated as a concurrent license if one is available.
  • The Caliber Administrator and Diagnostic Tool do not count against your number of licenses used.
  • The number of licenses purchased does not affect how many users you can create in the Caliber Administrator.
  • If you are using a major version (x.0) with evaluation keys, then upgrade to a minor version (x.1), the evaluation period does not start over.
  • For a 30 day evaluation copy, the number of named and concurrent licenses is 5.
  • Do not change the date on the server until you have a permanent key.

Borland License Server

A project administrator:

  • receives licensing information from Micro Focus in an email
  • installs the license server (the license server documentation contained in the email explains how to do this)
  • hosts the licenses sent by Micro Focus (this involves accessing a Micro Focus web site and downloading Micro Focus license files called slips)
  • places the slips in the /license folder, a subdirectory of the server installation folder
  • configures the license server for users (this is covered in the license server documentation)
  • assign users to specific licenses

Once you have downloaded all of the .zip files containing the .slip files, copy each concurrent_.slip and/or named_.slip file into your License directory (C:\Program Files\Borland\CaliberServer\License). Copy each server_.slip file to(C:\Borland\BLS4\conf).

Project administrators can view license consumption from the Caliber Administrator.

FlexLM

A project administrator:

  • receives flexLM licenses from Micro Focus in an email
  • installs the flexLM license server
  • assigns flexLM licenses to users in the Caliber Administrator