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Description of the most commonly used Licensing Host types.

by kendallbird on ‎12-15-2017 11:26 AM - edited on ‎07-18-2018 08:54 AM by jmorris (665 Views)

When a license file (certificate) is issued to the customer, it can contain configuration to allow only a specific client to check out the feature. Host IDs are used to define this information. The Licensing Administrator comes with a tool called “Geospatial Licensing Host ID”. The Geospatial Licensing Host ID utility can be started from the Start menu under Geospatial Licensing. This tool generates the following Host types if applicable.

 

Composite: A composite host ID is a hashed 12-character hexadecimal value formed by combining the values of multiple simple host IDs types to provide a more secure host ID. The Geospatial Licensing Host ID application will display the appropriate composite Host ID for your system. This Host ID has the form 0D1DB4277A3C. The Copy command copies the text in the Composite ID field, so that you can place this text in the appropriate location on the Geospatial Licensing Portal, if applicable.

 

Amazon Cloud EIP ID: The AMZN_EIP host ID type permits license server operation in Amazon EC2 (public cloud) environments with binding to an elastic IP address. Non-routable addresses are not supported. This host ID type cannot be used with three-server redundancy. It is similar to a static IP address. It is in the form of an IPV4 IP address. This Host ID is used for concurrent licenses only. The Copy command copies the text in the Amazon Cloud EIP ID field, so that you can place this text in the appropriate location on the Geospatial Licensing Portal, if applicable.

 

Amazon Cloud IID ID: A Host ID that corresponds to the unique resource ID for the allocated Amazon resource. For the purpose of licensing, you can think about this as the unique identifier of your Amazon system. This Host ID is used for nodelocked licenses only and has the form i-31a74258. The Copy command copies the text in the Amazon Cloud IID ID field, so that you can place this text in the appropriate location on the Geospatial Licensing Portal, if applicable.

 

Vendor Defined Hardware ID: A Vendor Defined Hardware ID is generated from a hardware key. The hardware key is typically plugged into a USB port on your computer. If you specify a vendor-defined host ID, The Copy command copies the text you have entered in the Vendor Defined Hardware ID field, so that you can place this text in the appropriate location on the Geospatial Licensing Portal, if applicable. For Hexagon provided hardware keys the value would be entered as INGRTSHWKEY= followed by the actual hardware key id after the equal sign in the appropriate location on the Geospatial Licensing Portal.

 

Here is an example screenshot showing the type of information returned by the Geospatial Licensing Host ID utility...

 

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It is also possible to generate a license using the additional Host types where the value must be determined using methods other than the Geospatial Licensing Host ID utility...

 

Ethernet: Ethernet address (also called MAC address). This is the hardware address from the Network Interface Card (NIC). This value consists of 12 hexadecimal digits (a 48-bit number).

  1. Click the Start menu button on the Windows taskbar.
  2. Type 'cmd' in the text box that appears and then press Enter. A black "command prompt" window launches on the desktop.
  3. In this command window, type ipconfig /all and press Enter.
  4. Look for Physical Address.
  • The one listed under Ethernet adaptor Local Area Connection is for your wired connection.
  • The one listed under Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection is for your wireless connection.

Internet: This setting allows you to define the host ID as a non-routable, private IP address. Use the format, xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, where each letter represents an octet with a decimal value between 0 and 255. The routable address cannot be an address in the primary three reserved, private network address ranges: 10.255.255.255

 

  1. Click the Start menu button on the Windows taskbar.
  2. Type 'cmd' in the text box that appears and then press Enter. A black "command prompt" window launches on the desktop.
  3. In this command window, type ipconfig and hit Enter.
  4. Look next to “IPv4 Address” for the IP Address.
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