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How to obtain and apply licenses for AppScan Standard

Technote (FAQ)


Question

What are the available license types for use with IBM Security AppScan Standard, and how to obtain and apply the licenses in the common installation scenarios?

Answer

AppScan Standard uses the Rational Common Licensing system, and follows it's licensing processes as described below.

How to obtain licenses




Licenses in LKC
    AppScan Standard uses only one license called AppScanStandard. This license works with any version of AppScan Standard. The license type, which is decided at the purchase time, can be of type Floating or Node-locked.
  • Node-locked license

    A Node-locked license is tied to the machine where you install the AppScan Standard product. The license allows you to open and use AppScan Standard instances on the particular machine only. You import the license key into the machine using the License Key Administrator, a tool installed by default when installing AppScan Standard (Note: License Key Server is not needed to manage this type of license key).

    In the License Key Center the key is called "IBM Security AppScan Standard Authorized User Single Install License Key ".

    If you open the license file (.upd) in a text editor, the license key looks like this:


  • Floating license

    Floating licenses are managed by License Key Server. When having a Floating license you need to install License Key Server, and import it into the License Server using it's tool called License Key Administrator.

    The advantage of this license type is that you can install AppScan Standard on any machines that has TCP/IP connection to the machine where the License Key Server is installed. AppScan pulls a license from the License Server. The license is checked out when you open an AppScan Standard instance, and returned when AppScan Standard is closed. The license usage is described in How AppScan Standard use licenses.

    In the License Key Center the key is called "IBM Security AppScan Standard Floating User Single Install License Key"

    If you open the license file (.upd) in a text editor, the license key looks like this:
If you have both licenses installed in your system, AppScan will use the Node-locked license before a Floating license.

Token license



How to apply the licenses


Common Licensing scenarios

A) Installing a new AppScan Standard installation

B)
Upgrading AppScan Standard

      AppScan Standard licenses work with all versions of AppScan Standard. Therefore, when you upgrade AppScan Standard to a later version, you do NOT need to upgrade or renew AppScan Standard licenses.

      However, if you upgrade from AppScan Standard version 8.0.0.3 or earlier to version 8.5 or later, there are two possible issues to deal with:
      • If using Floating licenses, you will need to upgrade your License Key Server to version 8.1.2 or later.
      • If your AppScan still uses a legacy Watchfire license, you will need to upgrade them to Rational Common Licenses, since legacy Watchfire licenses do not work with AppScan Standard 8.5 or later.

C) Moving AppScan Standard installation to another machine
    • If using a Nodelocked license, you need to return the current key to the License Key Center, and to generate a new license key for the new machine. For details consult the technote: How to transfer License Key Server or license keys.
    • If using Floating licenses and the License Key Server resides on another machine (which is not impacted by the move), you do not need to upgrade either the license keys or the License Key Server. After the installation on the new machine is completed, just point the new License Key Administrator (installed with the new AppScan Standard installation) to the current License Key Server. For details refer to technote: How to import license keys into Appscan Standard.
    • If using Floating licenses, and the License Key Server is installed on the same machine and is going to be moved to the new machine, you will need to return the license keys before generating new keys for the new machine. For details refer to technote: How to transfer License Key Server or license keys.
      Then proceed with the scenario for A) Installing a new AppScan Standard installation.



Related information

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Licensing for AppScan Source
What data to submit for a license issue
Documents on AppScan licensing

Document information

More support for: IBM Security AppScan Standard
Licensing

Software version: 8.6.0.0, 8.6.0.1, 8.7, 8.7.0.1, 8.8, 9.0, 9.0.0.1, 9.0.1, 9.0.1.1, 9.0.2, 9.0.2.1, 9.0.3, 9.0.3.1

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1330869

Modified date: 2016-06-28