What is a Floating license and how can I use it?

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Online since: May 15, 2019

What is a Floating License?

Intention:

  • Enable users to share licenses without additional infrastructure
  • Bind license to PC
  • Be able to lock a license for an amount of time and work offline

Requirements

  • MATCH license account
  • Internet connection to match.hydac.com for licensing process
  • Internet connection for online license validation

Supported Licenses

  • User based License

 

 

Add Users to a Floating License

  • Open the license homepage https://match.hydac.com/license/dashboard/customer/licenses
  • Select from the upper left dropdown list “Company Name”
  • Select your company from the list
  • In the side bar on the left click on the pencil symbol

 

  • Assign users to the floating license by selecting them in the list “Assigned users”

  • Save all the changes by clicking the button “SAVE CHANGES”

 

  • An email to all users will be sent to inform them that a license has been assigned to them

 

How to Identify the License Admin

  • Open the license homepage https://match.hydac.com/license/dashboard/customer/users
  • The administrator is marked with a red star

Find more Details about the Floating License

  • Open the license homepage https://match.hydac.com/license/dashboard/customer/users
  • select from the upper left dropdown-list “Company Name”
  • Select your company from the list
  • In the side bar on the left click on the information symbol.

 

 

 

 

 

Engaged… how many licenses are available and are in use

Uncovered for User(s)… which users have been added

 

How can I use the Floating License?

  • Start the MATCH Tool
  • Open the dialog
  • On the left menu bar click on “Information”
  • Click on the button “Licensing” to open the License Information dialog
  • From the menu select License Mode | Floating and enter the required fields and click on the button “Login”
  • Enter all mandatory fields and lock the selected license with “Lock”

After registration the available license will be indicated as locked

On the left menu bar click on “Lock/Release” and click on the HW-ID/License-ID

Lock the license for a certain time and click on “Lock” (a message occurs)

The License is now blocked until the selected date. Other users can’t use the floating license during this time.

The following information will be displayed if the floating license is unavailable.

 

How can I release the Floating License?

To release the license:

  • On the left menu bar click on “Lock/Release” and click on the HW-ID/License-ID
  • Click on the button “Release”. The license will be unblocked and a message occurs.

If you want to use the license again, click on the button “Lock”. The license is again locked for your Hardware (Attention: Please be aware that this is only possible, if no other user has locked the license in the meantime)