Creating custom license types
This procedure describes how to configure a new license type.
When you create a license type, it is created in draft mode. You need to enable it before you can use it. For more information about enabling license types, see Managing license types and related license certificates.
To configure a new license type
- From the Application Administration Console, click the Custom Configuration tab.
- From the Application Settings list, choose Asset Management > Advanced Options > Configure License Type, and then click Open.
The Configure Licenses form lists the current license types.
- Click Create.
The Create License Type page of the license type wizard appears.
Specify the following fields:
You can click Manage Locales to enter license type and description in different languages.
Select the company that can use this license type. If this license type can be used by all companies, select -Global-.
Enter the name of the license type.
The status has a default value of Draft. You cannot change this value. After the license type has been created, you must activate it as described in Managing license types and related license certificates.
(Optional) Provide a description of the license type being created.
Specifies whether certificates of this type are to be grouped under a master certificate based on license type and product categorization.
Groupable licenses are typically used for client software where users expect to make multiple separate purchases of the software.
Note: If you select Yes, you later use the summable and distributable options for compliance questions. For more information about using the summable and distributable options available, see step 7c in the Creating a license type by using basic mode.
License Type Mode
Select Basic or Advanced. The License Type mode basically defines the forms users fill in when they create a license certificate.
The Basic mode uses the standard connection and compliance forms. It uses a wizard to guide you through creating the license type.
The Advanced mode allows you to use custom connection and compliance form.
- Click Next.
Where to go from here
- If you selected Basic mode, continue with the steps described in Creating a license type by using basic mode.
- If you selected Advanced mode, continue with the steps described in Creating a license type by using advanced mode.