This documentation supports the 18.05 version of Asset Management.

To view the latest version, select the version from the Product version menu.

Reviewing a software license certificate

The License Certificate form displays the following information:

  • License certificate details, including the license type, status, company, and manufacturers
  • Accounting and purchasing information about the license
  • A list of all product names, versions, and categorization that apply to the license certificate
  • A list of all software CIs attached to the license certificate
  • A list of certificates grouped with the current license certificate

From the License Certificate form, you can perform the following actions:

Actions that you can perform on a license certificate

Action

Description

View information not displayed on the certificate form.

From the Functions menu in the navigation pane, you can view the following information:

  • Audit trail
  • Connection details — Information that you provided when adding the license certificate
  • Compliance Details — Information that you provided when adding the license certificate, and information resulting from a license job run, such as the number of licenses deployed.

    Important: The number of purchased and the number of deployed licenses are also displayed in the License Certificate Information form.

    License models provided by BMC are set up to compute the number of deployed licenses per product, the number deployed per product can also be viewed in the Related Product Categorizations table on the General tab of the License Certificate Information form.

Manage grouping.

Manage certificate groups, as described in Manually managing certificate groups.

Relate the license certificate to another license certificate.

When you renew or upgrade a software license, you can relate the new and old license certificates to each other, to help maintain traceability, as described in Relating one license certificate to another license certificate

Add or remove product categorization from the license certificate.

When you upgrade a software license, you can add the product categorization for the new version to the license certificate, as described in Adding, modifying or removing product categorization from a license certificate. You can remove product categorization for versions that are no longer applicable.

Modify the certificate.

For master certificates and ungrouped certificates, you can modify any information about the license certificate, except for the software contract ID, license type, and company. You cannot modify grouped certificates, because the details on the master certificate apply to all the grouped certificates.

Important: If you modify the connection details or the compliance details, you have the option to remove all software CIs from the certificate. To connect the appropriate CIs, you must run a license job, as described in Manually managing CIs attached to a license certificate.

You can perform high-level reviews of all software license certificates from the Software Asset Management (SAM) console. For information about the console, see About the Software Asset Management (SAM) console.

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