Licensing for AppScan Enterprise and Policy Tester 8.5 and later

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Question

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?

Cause

From version 5.6 onward, AppScan Enterprise and Policy Tester use Rational Common Licensing (based on FLEXlm licensing). In previous versions, the Watchfire licensing model was used.
In version 8.5, license keys were changed and expanded. AppScan Enterprise and Policy Tester version 8.5 and later will not work on the set of licenses keys issued for version 8.0 or 5.6, and vice versa.


Answer

You can obtain license keys for AppScan Enterprise and Policy Tester from the License Key Center (LKC). For more information on the License Key Center, refer to FAQ on License Key Center, or watch the video tutorials accessible in License Key Center (click on the "Video tutorials" link after you login into LKC).

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

  1. AppScan Enterprise Server installation
     INCREMENT  AppScanServerBasic or
     INCREMENT  
    AppScanServerPremium
  2. Dynamic Analysis Scanner installation
     INCREMENT AppScanEnterpriseScanner
  3. Usage (the maximum number of users logged in to AppScan Enterprise)   
     INCREMENT  AppScanEnterpriseFLT or
     INCREMENT  
    AppScanEnterpriseAU or
     INCREMENT
     AppScanEnterpriseReportingFLT or
     INCREMENT
     AppScanEnterpriseReportingAU

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

  1. AppScan Enterprise Server installation
     INCREMENT  AppScanServerBasic or
     INCREMENT  
    AppScanServerPremium
  2. Usage (number of users logged in to AppScan Enterprise) 
     INCREMENT  AppScanEnterpriseFLT or
     INCREMENT  
    AppScanEnterpriseAU or  
     INCREMENT
     AppScanEnterpriseReportingFLT or
     INCREMENT
     AppScanEnterpriseReportingAU

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

  1. Policy Tester installation
     INCREMENT  PolicyTesterAcc or
     INCREMENT  
    PolicyTesterPrv or
     INCREMENT  
    PolicyTesterQty
  2. Dynamic Analysis Scanner installation
     INCREMENT  PolicyTesterScanner 
  3. Usage (the maximum number of users logged in to Policy Tester)
     INCREMENT  PolicyTesterFLT or
     INCREMENT  
    PolicyTesterAU

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

  1. AppScan Enterprise Server installation
     INCREMENT  AppScanServerBasic or
     INCREMENT  
    AppScanServerPremium


Load these license keys into the License Key Server.




AppScan Enterprise Server Installation license Keys:
  • 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.

Types of User License Keys

There are two different types of license keys for the maximum number of users logged in to AppScan Enterprise or Policy Tester: Authorized User or Floating User.

  • Floating User Licenses

    If you are have Floating User licenses, then at any time you can have as many users logged into an instance 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.

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

    If you are using Authorized Licenses, only the specified users (users authorized in "Administration > Users and Groups") will be able to log in. If no users are logged into the instance, 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 log in when all the Authorized User licenses are consumed, an Administrator must first delete one of the Authorized Users from the "Administration > Users and Groups" page of the Control Center.

    An Authorized user licence has an "AU" suffix on the license key name. For example:
      INCREMENT AppScanEnterpriseAU 
      INCREMENT
    PolicyTesterAU 
      INCREMENT
     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 Control Center, modifying the Default User and changing the License dropdown.

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

The token-based license model means that you buy a certain number of token licenses (e.g. 2000), and use them for IBM Rational products. The license file specifies the number of tokens that are checked out for each product and product component you are using. The Token value of each AppScan component is listed below:

    Component
    # of Tokens required
    Appscan Enterprise Server (Premium)
    150
    Appscan Enterprise Server (Basic)
    65
    Appscan Enterprise DAS
    50
    Appscan Dynamic Scanner fl User
    8
    Appscan Reporting User
    2
    Appscan Source for Automation
    42
    Appscan Source for Developer
    17
    Appscan Source for Remediation
    8
    Appscan Source for Security
    34
    Appscan Enterprise Tester Ed for RQM
    8
    Appscan Standard
    35
Note: The authorized user licenses, e.g. AppScanEnterpriseAU, cannot be used as Token-based licenses.

Token licensing was first introduced in AppScan Enterprise 8.6 FixPack 2 (8.6.0.2) and Policy Tester 8.5 FixPack 3 (8.5.0.3).




Common licensing scenarios:

Installing a new AppScan Enterprise/Policy Tester product
    • Download and install License Key Server version 8.1.2 or newer.
    • Get AppScan Enterprise/Policy Tester license keys from License Key Center.
    • Load the license keys into the License Key Server.
    • Point to the License Key Server when running the Configurations Wizard during the installation of AppScan Enterprise/Policy Tester.


Uppgrading AppScan Enterprise/Policy Tester t o 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:
    • Upgrade your License Key Server to version 8.1.2 or newer.
    • Get additional AppScan Enterprise/Policy Tester keys from License Key Center and add them to the License Key Server.


Moving License Key Server to another machine
    • Install License Key Server (8.1.2 or later) on the new machine.
    • Return the current licenses to the License Key Center.
    • Generate new license keys for the new machine in the License Key Center.
    • Load the new licenses into the License Key Server.
    • Point AppScan Enterprise/Policy Tester to the new License Key Server by running the Configuration Wizard.
 

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


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

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More support for:

IBM Security AppScan Enterprise
Licensing

Software version:

8.5, 8.6, 8.7.0.0, 8.8, 9.0

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

1634292

Modified date:

2014-03-30

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