Licensing

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ER/Studio Data Architect requires one or more licenses in order to run. A baseline license provides basic feature support for the product. In addition, incremental licenses may be required to support specific DBMS platforms, product add-ons or other functions.

ER/Studio Data Architect supports three types of licenses:

  • Trial licenses: A license for a 14-day, full-featured trial version of the product. The trial license must be registered before you can use the product. For more information, see Registering a Trial or Workstation License at Application Startup.
  • Workstation licenses: A license or set of licenses that is tied to a particular workstation. If licensee has purchased a single seat license, licensee may install the product on one computer for being used by one end user. For more information, see Registering a Workstation License after Application Startup.
  • Networked licenses: Networked licenses are administered and distributed by a central License Server (IDERA License Center, Appwave or Acresso FLEXnet Publisher). There are two types of networked licenses:
    • Concurrent licensing: Users on different machines take turns using licenses from a shared pool.
    • Networked Named User licensing: Licenses are pre-assigned to specific users that are setup on the license server's user list. Those users are guaranteed to have licenses available any time.

For more information, see Registering a Networked License.

Upgrading Your License

Type / Version ER/Studio Data Architect Editions and Enterprise Team Edition 2016 Client License ER/Studio Data Architect Editions and Enterprise Team Edition Pre-2016 Client License ER/Studio Business Architect All Licenses (Any version)
Workstation ER/Studio 2016+ client products use the same serial number as the 2016 release. Have end users perform the “Update ...” function in the License Manager to generate a 2016+ license. Note that version 16.5 has to be installed on the same machine as 16.0. There is no need to go to the Maintenance Portal. Obtain your 2016 licenses via the Maintenance Portal. Provide 2016 serial numbers to your end users, and they will install and activate 2016+ products by using the 2016 serial number. Version 16.5 requires new serial numbers. Obtain new ER/Studio Business Architect 16.5 serial numbers from the Maintenance Portal.
NNU/Concurrent Your license server administrator must rehost the existing certificates to update the licenses for the new release. End users need a new slip file from the license server administrator. Obtain your 2016 certificates from the Maintenance Portal. Your license server administrator must host them and send end users a new slip file. Obtain new ER/Studio Business Architect 16.5 license certificates from the Maintenance Portal. Please ask your license server administrator to host the new license certificates.
Type / Version ER/Studio Team Server 2016 License ER/Studio Team Server Pre-2016 License
Workstation 2016+ uses the 2016 serial number. Re-register your 2016 serial number to generate a 2016+ license. There is no need to go to the Maintenance Portal. Obtain your 2016 licenses via the Maintenance Portal. Provide 2016 serial numbers to your end users, and they will need to register them in Team Server to enable 2016+ using the 2016 serial number.

If you encounter a discrepancy with license counts or have issues retrieving your licenses, please email EMBTProductUpgrade@embarcadero.com.

Registering a Trial or Workstation License at Application Startup

Shortly after downloading a trial version of an IDERA product, you should receive an e-mail from IDERA with a serial number, which must be registered as follows. These instructions also apply if you have purchased a product and received a serial number prior to running the application for the first time, or if the trial period has expired.

When you start the application the IDERA License Registration dialog appears.

  1. Copy the serial number from the e-mail, and then paste it into the Serial Number field.
  2. Enter your Developer Network (DN) account credentials in the Login or Email and Password fields.
  3. Click Register.

Notepad blue icon 2.pngNote: If you have not previously created a DN account, click I need to create a DN account. If you have forgotten your password, click I’ve lost my password.

The activation file should be downloaded and installed automatically. If this does not happen, click the Trouble Connecting? Try Web Registration link in the license registration dialog and follow the prompts. If you still have problems, see Registering by Phone.

Registering a Workstation License after Application Startup

The following instructions assume that you have received a workstation license by e-mail and that you currently have a valid trial license. If you did not install a trial version or if the trial period has expired, follow the instructions in Registering a Trial or Workstation License at Application Startup instead.

  1. Start the application.
  2. Go to Help > Launch License Manager.
  3. On the Product License Manager dialog, select Serial > Add.
  4. Enter the serial number from the e-mail into the Add Serial Number dialog, and then click OK.
  5. Expand Unregistered Serial Numbers item, right-click the serial number just added, and then click Register.
  6. The IDERA License Registration dialog appears.
  7. Copy the serial number from the e-mail, and then paste it into the Serial Number field.
  8. Enter your Developer Network (DN) account credentials in the Login or Email and Password fields.
  9. Click Register.

The activation file should download and install automatically. If this does not happen, click the Trouble Connecting? Try Web Registration link and follow the prompts. If you still have problems, see Registering by Phone.

Closed Network Registration

To register your product on a closed network machine please follow these steps:

  1. Go to https://reg.codegear.com/srs6/activation.do from a workstation with Internet access.
  2. Enter the product serial number and the registration code from your workstation. The registration code is found in the IDERA Product Registration window.
  3. Click Next and enter your Developer Network (DN) account credentials in the Login or Email and Password fields.
  4. Click Next and then select Download and click on the Register button.
  5. Save the registration file and transfer the registration file to the closed network workstation.
  6. Return to the Product Registration Window and select the I have received an activation file (*.slip or reg*.txt) option.
  7. Click Browse and navigate to the registration file. Then click on Import.

Registering a Networked License

If your organization uses networked licensing, a license administrator, department head, or someone providing a similar function, needs to provide you with a .slip activation file. Point to that license file in the Product Registration Window that appears when you launch the product.

  1. Start the application. The IDERA License Registration dialog appears.
  2. Select the I have received an activation file (*.slip or reg*.txt) option.
  3. Click Browse and navigate to the registration file. Then click on Import.

You can also import your license through the License Manager (In case you already have another license registered).

  1. Start the application.
  2. Click Help > License Manager.
  3. Select License > Import.
  4. Browse and open the .slip activation file.

Magic Wand Icon.pngTip: If you have problems with either of the above procedures, please contact support.

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