Astah Floating License Guide

License Server Management

This page gives you optional settings you can use to manage your License Server.
You can also refer to the Manual published by Reprise by going to [RLM Manual] menu.

RLM License Manager Manual


Show a list of all the licenses that your RLM manages

  1. Access the RLM web page
  2. Click [Status] from left menu
    astah license menu
  3. It shows the status of license server. Click [cvastah] button in the Server Status column.
    astah license menu
  4. Your license information appears as below.
    astah license menu


View License Usage

  1. Access the RLM web page.
  2. Click [Status] from left menu
    astah license menu
  3. It shows the status of license server. Click [cvastah] button in the License Usage column
    astah license menu
  4. Click [GET License Usage] button.
    astah license menu
  5. Now the list of selected license usage appears.
    (user: user's login name, host: localhost name of the used PC) astah license menu


Release license off assigned users

You can remove users from active-user list to make the license seat available for other users.

  1. Open a License Usage list
  2. Click [Remove] button to get the person off the list
    astah license menu

Using RLM across a Firewall

RLM License Server uses two TCP Ports. One is 5053(default) and another is dynamic.
If you have a firewall installed on the network, the firewall will not allow access to these ports and a connection to the License Server from the clients will be blocked. So you need to change the Port number by editting your license file.

When you open a license file, you will see the first two lines as below:

HOST ANY xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 5053
ISV cvastah
The line starting with HOST is the configuration for the License server. xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx shows the ID of the license server - you cannot change this ID. 5053 is a port number that the license server uses.

Another line starting with ISV is a configuration for the cvastah service, and it indicates that this works with a dynamic port. You can change both port numbers like examples as below:

Example) Changing the HOST Port to 5055 and ISV to 2385 on Windows

HOST ANY xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 5055
ISV cvastah port=2385
Example) Changing the HOST Port to 5055 and ISV to 2385 on Linux

HOST ANY xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 5055
ISV cvastah port=2385

You have to restart the license server after making the change. Also make sure to configure your firewall to allow access to these ports you set.


Change your License Server Machine

When you need to change a license server machine, you will need to fill an application.
We will send you a form, so please contact us with a reason of the machine change first.



Uninstall the License Server

You can uninstall the License Server when you no longer need it.

Windows
  1. Delete the service
  2. Delete the RLM License Server Installation folder

Linux
  1. Delete the daemon that launch the RLM License Server
  2. Delete the directory where you installed the RLM License Server


Using the Options file

By modifying the options file "cvastah.opt", you can customize how the License Server works to make it more useful for you. Here're a few options that you may want to use. Also, make sure to restart the license server after you modify this option file.


Export License Usage Report

By adding REPORTLOG option, you can produce detailed report logs for the license activity.

Format

REPORTLOG [+]file_path [std | small | detailed] auth
By adding + to the beginning of the file path, the report log never overwrites the other even after restarting the license server.

Example) Export log to C:\astah\rlm\usage.log in std format. No overwritting.
REPORTLOG +C:¥astah¥rlm¥usage.log std auth

Also you can use ROTATE option to set the rotation of the log file.

Format
ROTATE [daily | weekly | montly | #days ]
Example: Set rotation as 30days
ROTATE 30

For more information about this REPORTLOG options, please refer to the RLM Manual.



Control Access

By adding INCLUDEALL option, you can control the access from the clients to the license server.

Format

INCLUDEALL [user|host|group|host_group|internet|
internet_group|project] who
Example: Grant a privilege to John on pc1 with IP address 172.16.7.x
INCLUDEALL user john
INCLUDEALL host pc1
INCLUDEALL internet 172.16.7.

For more information about REPORTLOG options, please refer to the RLM Manual.



Control Access per License

By adding INCLUDE or EXCLUDE option, you can control the access of the users per license.

1. Open a license file(.lic) and add the same ID of "options=_id=nnnn" as new to the LICENSE line.

Example: Adding id=00000001
LICENSE cvastah product 1.0 dd-mm-yyyy 10 share=uh _id=00000001
issued=21-nov-2018 options=_id=00000001 _ck=xxxx sig="xxxx"

2. Now modify the option file

Format
INCLUDE/EXCLUDE astah-professional user|host|
group|host_group|internet|internet_group|
project who id=nnn

e.g. Giving an access by IP Address for Astsah Pro's license id=0000001
INCLUDE astah-professional internet 192.168.* id=00000001
e.g. Giving an access by User Group for Astah Pro's license id=0000001
GROUP engineers tom dick harry
INCLUDE astah-professional group engineers id=00000001

For more information about these options, please refer to the RLM Manual.



Stop Roaming

By adding the following line in the option file, you can stop anyone from roaming the license. You must restart the License Server after alerting to apply this change.

For Astah Professional

ROAM_MAX_COUNT 0 astah-professional
For Astah UML

ROAM_MAX_COUNT 0 astah-uml