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How to change the timeout value using floating licenses on Rational Team Concert

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How can you change the floating license timeout value in IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC)?


Better utilization time by decreasing the timeout value.


The value can be changed in the Advanced Properties page of the Web UI, by navigating to the section.

The License checkout time value can be increased, but cannot be decreased lower than 7200 (120 minutes, or two hours).

  • The cost of a floating license is dependent on the number of people who can share a floating license. 
  • The current floating licenses prices were chosen assuming the two hour minimum use, and so it's not possible to adjust the minimum time without also adjusting the cost. This is discussed in Enhancement 110020 on

In RTC version 3.0, the the feature was implemented where the Floating License is automatically checked out when the user logs off as indicated in Enhancement 101766. This feature was implemented as a workaround to the restrictions of the two hour timeout.

As of RTC version 4.0.5, the minimum value for a floating license check out time has been decreased from 120 minutes, to 30 minutes. The default of 60 minutes can be reduced to 30 minutes by manually altering the settings. Refer to Installing and managing floating client license access keys for further information.

 Leverage the Jazz Community:

Jazz and Rational Team Concert have an active community that can provide you with additional resources. Browse and contribute to the User forums, contribute to the Team Blog and review the Team wiki.
Refer to technote 1319600 for details and links.

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Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Software Development Rational Quality Manager Licensing 3.0.1, 4.0,,, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.0.3, 4.0.4, 4.0.5
Software Development Rational Requirements Composer Licensing 3.0.1, 4.0,,, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.0.3, 4.0.4, 4.0.5

Document information

More support for: Rational Team Concert
Team Server

Software version: 2.0,,, 3.0, 3.0.1,, 4.0,,, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.0.3, 4.0.4, 4.0.5

Operating system(s): IBM i, Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1396860

Modified date: 06 December 2014

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