2.5 Installing and Removing License Certificates

You can install license units contained within a single license certificate or an envelope.

2.5.1 About Single Certificates

When a certificate for an NLS-aware application is installed, NLS adds a License Container object to the tree and a License Certificate object to that container object. You select the context or location in the eDirectory tree for that License Container object.

You install license certificates by accessing envelope files (.nlf).

If you purchase and install additional license certificates, they also are added to the eDirectory tree as objects in the appropriate License Container object.

2.5.2 About Envelopes

An envelope is an .nlf file containing one or more license certificates. (The envelope might have just one certificate because it also contains other information associated with the product—for example, information for NIS-enabled installations.)

Envelopes let you install more than one license certificate at a time into License Container objects. For example, if you have purchased three products in a suite, you can use an envelope to simultaneously install license certificates for all three products.

When adding license certificates to the eDirectory tree, you should know where in the tree you want to install the license certificate. This location or context determines who can use the license units associated with that license certificate. For more information on placing licenses, see Section 2.4, Guidelines for Installing License Certificates.

2.5.3 Installing License Certificates

  1. In Novell iManager, click Licenses > Install a License.

  2. Navigate to and select a license file, then click Next.

    The file might be on a diskette in drive A: or on a CD-ROM.

    A sample path and filename for a license certificate is a:\license\43d211.nls. A sample path and filename for an envelope is a:\license\.43d23e.nlf.

    The file, usually linked to an activation file (key), automatically retrieves the password (if one is available).

  3. Select the licenses to install, then click Next.

    Each license includes the user licenses and a server license. Each server must have a server license associated with it.

    If the licenses are to be installed in different contexts, you should install the licenses one at a time.

    If you choose to install a server license and one is already assigned to the server, the server license install fails.

  4. Fill in the following fields:

    Location: Browse to or enter the context where you want the licenses installed. User licenses should be installed at or above the user’s context. You might want to install the licenses high in the tree so that they are available to more users. Server licenses should be installed at or above the server’s context.

    Server Assignment: If you are installing a server base license, the Server Assignment field displays. Browse to or enter the fully distinguished name of the Server object you want the license assigned to.

    Enter an Activation Key: This field displays only if you are required to provide an activation key to unlock a license. You can either enter the key as text or select an activation key file to be read from a disk.

    The results of installing the licenses appears.

  5. To install another license or to reinstall a license that failed, click Continue; otherwise, click Done.

2.5.4 Deleting a License Certificate

  1. In Novell iManager, click Licenses > Delete License.

  2. Navigate to and select a license to delete, then click Next.

  3. Confirm that this is the license to delete, then click OK.