Licensing for AppScan Enterprise and Policy Tester

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What license types and license keys are available for IBM Security AppScan Enterprise and IBM Rational Policy Tester version 8.5 and later, and how are they installed?

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How to obtain licenses



AppScan Enterprise and Policy Tester uses the Rational Common Licensing system. You obtain the licenses at License Key Center (LKC), as described in this video How to acquire licenses from License Key Center or in this technote How to generate license keys at License Key Center.

Note: You do NOT receive licenses for AppScan products you have purchased from your IBM Sales representative or from AppScan Support (with some exceptions for evaluation licenses). Instead, you or the Primary Contact for IBM at your company, checks out the licenses at LKC as described above.


License keys needed



This technote describes licenses for AppScan Enterprise and Policy Tester version 8.5 and later.
In version 8.5, license keys were changed and expanded. AppScan Enterprise and Policy Tester version 8.5 and later will not work on a set of licenses keys issued for version 8.0 or 5.6, and vice versa.

To install and run AppScan Enterprise you need license keys for:

  1. AppScan Enterprise Server installation
       AppScanServerBasic or
       
    AppScanServerPremium
  2. Dynamic Analysis Scanner installation
       AppScanEnterpriseScanner
  3. Console User (for users to login into AppScan Enterprise Console)   
       AppScanEnterpriseFLT or
       
    AppScanEnterpriseAU or
     
     AppScanEnterpriseReportingFLT or
     
     AppScanEnterpriseReportingAU

To install and run AppScan Enterprise Reporting Only you need license keys for:

  1. AppScan Enterprise Server installation
       AppScanServerBasic or
       
    AppScanServerPremium
  2. Console User (for users to login into AppScan Enterprise Console)
       AppScanEnterpriseFLT or
       
    AppScanEnterpriseAU or  
     
     AppScanEnterpriseReportingFLT or
     
     AppScanEnterpriseReportingAU

To install and run Policy Tester you need license keys for:

  1. Policy Tester installation
       PolicyTesterAcc or
       
    PolicyTesterPrv or
       
    PolicyTesterQty
  2. Dynamic Analysis Scanner installation
       PolicyTesterScanner 
  3. Console User (for users to login into Policy Tester Console)
       PolicyTesterFLT or
       
    PolicyTesterAU

To install and run AppScan Enterprise Server (for AppScan Source) you need license key for:

  1. AppScan Enterprise Server installation
       AppScanServerBasic or
       
    AppScanServerPremium



License keys in details



License keys for AppScan Enterprise Server installation
    There are two license keys for AppScan Enterprise installation AppScanServerBasic or AppScanServerPremium.
  • The AppScanServerBasic license key is for small AppScan Enterprise installations (up to 10 connections).
  • The AppScanServerPremium license key is for large AppScan Enterprise installations with an unlimited number of connections.


License keys for Dynamic Analysis Scanner installation

    There is only one license for Dynamic Analysis Scanner installation, it is AppScanEnterpriseScanner. If you have three keys of this license you can install three Dynamic Analysis Scanners of three different machines,

License keys for Enterprise Console Users


    There are two different types of license keys for users who logs into the AppScan Enterprise Console or Policy Tester Console: Authorized User or Floating User.

  • Floating User Licenses

    If you have Floating User licenses, then at any time you can have as many users logged into the Enterprise Console as you have Floating User licenses. Floating User licenses are not tied to specific users, and are released as soon as a user logs out (the user must log out using the "Log Out" function to release the license; closing the browser will not release the license until two hours have passed).

    A Floating user licence has an "FLT" suffix on the license key name. For example:
       AppScanEnterpriseFLT 
       
    PolicyTesterFLT 
       AppScanEnterpriseReportingFLT
  • Authorized User Licenses

    If you have Authorized User licenses, only the users that you authorize (users that you specify in "Administration > Users and Groups") will be able to log in. If no users are logged into the Console, and an unauthorized user attempts to log in, they will be denied.

    If you have a new installation, and (for example) 5 Authorized User Licenses, by default the first 5 users to log in to instance will be automatically authorized to the license, and if any other user attempts to log in, they will be denied.

    To have a different user to log in when all of the Authorized User licenses are consumed, the Administrator must first remove the license from on of the Authorized Users. They can do it on the "Administration > Users and Groups" page of the Enterprise Console.

    An Authorized user licence has an "AU" suffix on the license key name. For example:
       AppScanEnterpriseAU 
       
    PolicyTesterAU 
     
     AppScanEnterpriseReportingAU

    Note: The Authorized User license key is displayed incorrectly as Floating license type in the License Key Administrator.


    Usage of mixed types of user licenses

    If you have both Floating User and Authorized User licenses, when a user logs into the instance they will consume what ever license the Default User is set to use.

    The type of license the Default User consumes can be changed by an Administrator by going to "Administration -> Users and Groups" of the Enterprise Console.

    Note: The Product Administrator and Service Accounts (specified in the Configuration Wizards) do not consume a user license. Only one Product Administrator is allowed (you can have several Administrators, but only one "Product Administrator"). Note that in version 8.7 and older only one Service Account is exempted from consuming a user license (for example, if you have one Service Account for Control Center and another for the Scanners, the second Service Account will consume a user license).


Token licensing

For token licenses consult: Token licenses for AppScan products



How to apply the licenses



Load the generated license file at License Key Center into the License Key Server as described in: How to import AppScan license keys into License Key Server



Common Licensing scenarios



1. Installing a new AppScan Enterprise/Policy Tester product


2. Uppgrading AppScan Enterprise/Policy Tester to a newer version


When upgrading to a newer version of AppScan Enterprise/Policy Tester, you do not need to make any changes to the licensing if you upgrading from a version 8.5 or newer.

If you are upgrading from version 5.6 or 8.0, then you need to do two tasks:

3. Moving License Key Server to another machine

 

4. Moving AppScan Enterprise/Policy Tester to another machine

  • If the License Key Server is going to be moved as well, then refer to scenario #3 for moving the License Key Server.
  • Stop AppScan Enterprise/Policy Tester servers on the old machine (or uninstall AppScan Enterprise/Policy Tester).
  • Point AppScan Enterprise/Policy Tester on the new machine to the License Key Server when running the Configuration Wizard.

Related information

Licensing for AppScan Enterprise 5.6 and 8.0
Licensing for AppScan Standard
Licensing for AppScan Source
How to obtain and apply AppScan licenses
Documents on AppScan licensing


Cross reference information
Segment Product Component Platform Version Edition
Security Rational Policy Tester Licensing 8.5

Document information


More support for:

IBM Security AppScan Enterprise
Licensing

Software version:

8.5, 8.6, 8.7.0.0, 8.8, 9.0, 9.0.1, 9.0.2, 9.0.2.1

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

1634292

Modified date:

2015-09-03

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