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How to Generate a Student License

by SethChristopher ‎02-02-2018 10:46 AM - edited ‎03-06-2018 08:15 AM (3,882 Views)

The Licensing Portal https://hexagongeospatial.force.com/licensingportal is where the professors or university License Administrators will go to claim keys to generate the concurrent licenses.  In the Licensing Portal, they will also find all the keys for the students to use.  Below is a screen capture of a university’s real licenses which is why some specific details have been removed.Pic1.jpg 

In this case, 1 student license has been fulfilled so their student key has been replaced with an autogenerated identifier for their license and the host id used. The remaining student keys can be provided to students for them to use.  The License Administrators can also use the Tags field to denote which student was given which key. If the License Administrator has the host id for the student machines, they can use the Licensing Portal to claim the key and generate the license file for the student.


Since it can be inconvenient for a professor or License Administrator to generate license files for the students, there is also a Student portal.  https://hexagongeospatial.force.com/licensingportal/LIC_PublicClaimKey#/index


In this portal, the student enters their key in the activation id field and clicks Verify. 


If the key has not been fulfilled, the portal will allow the user to click Claim Key



A Generate License dialog will display where the student specifies their name, email, and host id.


Click Generate License, the license file will be emailed directly to the student.



If the key has already been fulfilled, the portal will allow the user to Re-host the license or have the current license file emailed to them again.  If they select re-host, they will be prompted to provide the new host id.  The new license file will automatically be sent to the same email address that received the original license file.


by chopping
on ‎02-06-2018 07:24 AM

Could you add some indication of what students should do with the .lic file once it has been received?

by nikkapedd
on ‎03-13-2018 12:09 PM
@chopping, the license with the .lic extension can be used to test or work with erdas imagine and the extensions. You need to configure the license with the erdas licensing administrator or with the flexnet tools like lmtools. Usually the .lic file is shipped with a cuncurrent erdas license, because the nodelock license file has different extension.
by chopping
‎03-13-2018 12:18 PM - edited ‎03-13-2018 12:18 PM

Hi nikkapedd,


Thanks. Yes, I know this. However, students accessing this page may not know what to do (also they will not understand jargon such as "concurrent license", "nodelocked license", and so on). The page is simply missing a clear statement of how to manage the license once the .lic file has been received (from my experience with students).