License Manager

Several licensing options are now available for Poseidon. Stand-alone licenses allow you to work with or without network connectivity for any length of time. These licenses are registered per machine and per user. Concurrent licenses allow a set number of people to use Poseidon at one time with users sharing licenses from a common license pool. It is possible to work offline with these licenses, but there is a time limit.

All editions can use stand-alone licensing. Concurrent licensing is available for the Professional, Enterprise, and Embedded Enterprise editions only.

For more information about installing licenses, please refer to the installation guide for your edition of Poseidon.

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Each license contains information about the specific key.

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Using Concurrent Licenses with the Professional and Embedded Editions

Complete information about installing and using concurrent licenses with the Professional and/or Embedded Edition is available from the Poseidon Installation Guide.

Poseidon will first check to see if a stand-alone license exists. If a license exists, Poseidon will use that license and leave the concurrent licenses for other users.

If a stand-alone license is not present, Poseidon will attempt to contact the license server for a concurrent license. To see where Poseidon is looking for the license server, open the License Manager from the Help menu. The Floating License tab contains the server address and port it is using to contact the license server. If concurrent licenses are available and Poseidon is able to contact the license server, a license will be automatically assigned and you may begin to work with Poseidon.

If the license manager can be contacted but no licenses are available, Poseidon will fail to start. If Poseidon is unable to connect to the license server, the License Manager will open with the message 'No Licenses Available'. If you are not sure where your license server is installed, contact your system administrator for this information.

Working Offline

Once you have a license, it is possible to disconnect from the license server, keep the concurrent license for a limited time, and work offline. When you close Poseidon, a dialog will ask you whether you would like to return the license or not. Selecting 'Yes' will allow you to keep your license until the expiration date stated. Within the License Manager, the status will read: 'Working offline with a valid concurrent license. Expiration Date: <your expiration date>'.