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Setting up a client for concurrent licensing

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Concurrent, or floating, licensing allows a specified number of users to run a specified Embarcadero product at the same time. That number, and only that number, can use the product at once. Users can be restricted by the ELC administrator in the <ELC>\bin\conf\userlist-concurrent.txt file. See Configuring the user list file for concurrent licenses for instructions on editing this file.

If users try to start a client product, and find that no concurrent license is available, they receive an error message. That user cannot start the product until another concurrent user stops using the product. A concurrent license is available for a new user as soon as the previous user exits the product.

Typically the client product sends a request to the licensing server every minute to renew and keep the license. If the licensing server does not receive a ping from the client product, the license is released.

To set up a client product for concurrent licensing

  1. Install an Embarcadero client product that is enabled for the ELC concurrent licensing, if one is not already installed.
  2. Follow the instructions provided in the readme.txt file downloaded with the configuration files. (See Step 8 - Downloading the configuration files in the Installation section of the document for more information.) These instructions detail where to copy the configuration file locally. An example of a configuration file name is concurrent_XXX.slip, where XXX is the certificate number.
  3. Start the Embarcadero client product. The Embarcadero client product is now sending concurrent (floating) license requests to the ELC. Licensing information is available from Tools | License Manager.
NOTE: A user of an Embarcadero product can manually check out a license from the product UI, as long as the user name is in userlist-concurrent.txt, with a non-zero check out time. To check out a license, select Help | License Manager from the product's main menu, select a product or suite, and enter the duration in hours.

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