Astah Floating License Guide

Thank you for purchasing Astah Floating License!

Our Floating License uses the Reprise License Manager (RLM) for license management. Customers who don’t have RLM will need to set up the license server. If you already have it, click here.


System Requirements

The RLM server can be installed on a following Windows or Linux machine.

  • Windows (64bit)
  • Linux (x86-64)

Reprise does not publish hardware requirements. Though, they provide a performance evaluation tool that you can use to see how many checkouts per sec. a machine will handle..etc.

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1. Download

Click the button below to download the setup-kit.

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If you have the RLM running for other programs already

Download the kit from the link above and extract it. Locate the following two files – the ISV (Independent Software Vendor) files – in the same folder where your existing RLM is installed.

  • cvastah.exe or cvastah
  • cvastah.set

Attention

  • Astah works with RLM v12.3. If your RLM is older than that, updating to v12.3 is recommended.
  • Use the same port number to retrieve licenses for all the programs you manage on RLM.
  • ISV of your existing program needs to be compatible with RLM v12.3. RLM we use for Astah is based on SDK called _w4, so your ISV needs to be created with _w3 or _w4.
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2. Install License Server

Choose your platform to install the License Server.

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Installing on Windows

  1. Make sure that you are logged in as an Administrator
  2. Extract the folder you downloaded into the C:/Astah/Reprise
  3. Run register_service.bat as an Administrator
  4. After completing the registration, set the License Manager to run as a service

Installing on Linux

  1. Extract the folder you downloaded into a directory like /opt/rlm/
  2. Set a launch Daemon

On sysvinit

Find the cvastah_sysvinit.sh that is included in the folder you downloaded. Customize it to make the RLM start on launch Daemon by locating it in the /etc/init/d…etc. Make sure you specify a non-root user in the startup script.

On systemd

Refer to the cvastah_systemd that is included in the folder you downloaded. Locate it in the systemd unit file directory such as /usr/lib/systemd/system/rlm.service…etc.
After deploying the file, run commands below to relod the systemd and launch RLM.

systemctl daemon-reload
systemctl start rlm

Run the following command to let the RLM launch automatically.

systemctl enable rlm
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License Activation

After you complete setting up the license server, let’s get your license activated!

1. Access RLM web interface

  1. Start your web browser and open http://<Hostname>:5054.
  2. This is what the RLM web interface looks like.

2. Activate your License

Make sure your machine is connected to the Internet and also allows the connection as shown below.

HTTP Connection (Showing only the header)

POST /cgi-bin/ cvastah_mklic HTTP/1.0
Host: http://www.hostedactivation.com
User-Agent: RLM_ACTIVATION/1.0
Content-Type: application/x-www-form-url encoded

If you are on Linux and using a proxy server, you need to set the environment variable as below.

i.e. Server name: myproxyhost, Port#: 8765

HTTP_PROXY myproxyhost:8765

If you need a Basic Authentication, you also need to set this.

i.e. User is Joe with "joes_password" password
  1. Access the RLM web page.
  2. Click [Activate License] from the left menu.
  3. Click [BEGIN License Activation] button.
  4. Enter www.hostedactivation.com for the ISV activation website, and click [Next].
  5. Enter the ISV “cvastah” and your License activation key which is a 16-digit numeric string you purchased, then click [Next] button.
  6. Enter the number of floating licenses. Then click the [Next] button.
  7. It shows a path where your license file will be generated. If you already have the same-named file in the directory, change the license file name here. Otherwise, click [Next].
  8. Click [REQUEST LICENSE] button to complete.
  9. At this point, you will need to restart the license server, so click [(Re)Start License Server].
  10. Choose [cvastah] and click [REREAD/RESTART] button.
  11. If no error appears, your license has been activated successfully. So let’s go next!
    Start using Astah
    Learn more about Server Settings
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If the License Activation failed

Please refer to the Troubleshooting.
Or we can activate the license for you, please send us the following information.

  1. Your License activation key (16-digit numeric string)
  2. Your License Server’s Hostid – which appears in the upper field at step.6
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Renew Floating License

  1. Please purchase another Floating License.
    – Buy Astah Professional Floating License
    – Buy Astah UML Floating License

  2. You will receive a new Activation Key. Please activate the new license by following the License Guide.

    You will not need to combine your new license with an exiting one. And the day you activate will become your license’s start date automatically. So we recommend you to activate the new license after your existing license expires or a few days before its expiry date.