How to obtain and apply licenses for AppScan Source products

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How do you obtain and apply licenses for IBM Security AppScan Source products?

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Overview - Rational Licensing with AppScan Source

As of version 6.2 and higher, AppScan Source uses the Rational Common Licensing (RCL) system. RCL licenses offer the ability to manage your license without the intervention of IBM Rational Client Support, providing you increased control over your licenses.





Rational Common License File Types

There are two types of Rational Common License files:

  • Nodelocked:

    Nodelocked license files - or authorized user license keys - are tied to a particular machine and managed using the IBM Rational License Key Center (LKC). This is an online license key delivery service that makes it easy and convenient for you to generate your Rational license keys. For additional information, refer to How to get your Rational license keys. Nodelocked license keys do not require an installation of Rational License Server.

    This technote tells you how to apply your licenses to your system: How to install an IBM license to AppScan Source

  • Floating:

    Floating licenses can be downloaded from the IBM Rational License Key Center. Once downloaded, floating licenses are installed to the IBM Rational License Server (Rational License Server version support is available in the AppScan Source system requirements). The License Server is always available for download as part of your initial download package for your product from PassPort Advantage.

    Once installed and configured to use the licensing server, AppScan Source will then pull a license from the license server on an as-needed basis. A license is checked out while a user has AppScan Source open, and the license is returned when the program is closed. For more information on this license scheme, see Rational License Server delivery and support.

    Like nodelocked licenses, floating licenses can be downloaded from the Rational License Key Center. For more information about the LKC, visit the License Key Center Getting Started Guide. If you have any questions about this change or require further assistance, please contact IBM Software Support in your geography and ask to speak to the IBM Rational Licensing Support Team.

    This technote tells you how to apply your licenses to your system: How to install an IBM license to AppScan Source

    Important Notes:
  • To learn how to create nodelocked licenses for OS X, see Creating nodelocked licenses for OS X.
  • There is a known issue with AppScan Source floating license keys and Rational License Server 8.0, which ships with AppScan Source 6.2. Please read this technote to learn how to resolve this issue.




Creating nodelocked licenses for OS X

To create a nodelocked license file at the Rational License Key Center for an AppScan Source product that is installed on OS X, follow these instructions:

  1. Obtain the Ethernet Interface or Mac Address for your network adapter. In most cases, you can use this method:
    • In a Terminal window, issue the /sbin/ifconfig command.
    • Locate the en0 ethernet interface and then copy its ether value (in a format such as aa:bb:cc:dd:ee:ff).
  2. When prompted for host information at the Rational License Key Center, make these selections and entries:
    • Host ID: Choose Ethernet Address (Windows, Linux, Unix or Solaris)
    • Host ID value (field next to Ethernet Address (Windows, Linux, Unix or Solaris)): Enter the ether value that you stored in the step 1 above.
    • Hostname: Enter the hostname of your Mac system without the domain. This can be obtained with the hostname -s command.




Licensing scenarios for AppScan Source and Ounce Labs products

  • You have AppScan Source version 6.2 or higher and have never owned Ounce Labs products

    You can download Rational AppScan Source Edition and the Rational License Server from Passport Advantage. Visit the Rational License Key Center to download your licenses.

    The License Key Center can be used to manage your license files. See the License Key Center Getting Started Guide for more help.

    Once you get your licenses, this technote can help you to apply them to your system: How to install an IBM license to AppScan Source

  • You have Ounce Suite products version 6.1 or older and do not wish to upgrade to Rational AppScan Source Edition

    Your current Ounce license(s) will continue to work with your current version.

    If you wish to modify your license, you need to contact IBM Software Support in your geography.

  • You recently upgraded to AppScan Source from an Ounce Labs product

    Your Ounce Labs license will not activate AppScan Source products. You will need to obtain your license from the Rational License Key Center to activate Rational AppScan Source Edition.

    Once you get your licenses, this technote can help you to apply them to your system: How to install an IBM license to AppScan Source

    If you have any questions about this change or require further assistance, please contact IBM Software Support in your geography and ask to speak to the IBM Rational Licensing Support Team.

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AppScan Source system requirements

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More support for:

Security AppScan Source
Licensing

Software version:

6.2, 7.0, 8.0, 8.0.0.1, 8.0.0.2, 8.5, 8.5.0.1, 8.6, 8.6.0.1, 8.6.0.2, 8.7, 8.7.0.1, 8.8

Operating system(s):

Linux, Mac OS X, Windows

Reference #:

1405482

Modified date:

2013-04-11

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