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Installing a License Certificate

In order to use the Licensing and Metering functions of Management & Control Services (MCS) for a client application, you must first install the license certificate for that client. For example, if you want to license a Terminal Viewers client (for example, 3270 Terminal, 3270 Printer, or 5250 Terminal), you must install the license certificate provided with Terminal Viewers.

In addition to defining the license parameters for the corresponding client application(s), installing the license certificate also enables the Metering and Permissions nodes on the Licensing tree.

To install a license certificate
  1. In the MCS selection panel, point to MCS Functions and then click Licensing.

    The Licensing tree appears.

  2. In the Licensing tree, click Configure Licensing.

    The Configure Licensing property pages appear in the MCS management panel.

  3. Click the Certificates tab.

    The Certificates page appears.

    For details on any of the options on this property page, click Help in the upper-right corner of the page.

  4. Click Add.

  5. On the Open dialog box, locate the license certificate (.xml) file.

    The license certificate file is normally provided on the product's installation CD.

  6. Select the license certificate file and then click Open.

  7. When prompted, enter a description for the certificate (for example, Terminal Viewers) and click OK, and then click OK to close the Certificate Install message box.

    The certificate is added to the certificate list.

    In addition, when you refresh the browser, a Metering node and a corresponding sub-node are added to the MCS Licensing tree. (The name of the new node is defined in the license certificate file.) These nodes allow you to access Metering information for the corresponding client applications.

Related Topics
Bullet Overview of Licensing
Bullet Configuring Licensing
Bullet Assigning Permissions to a License Certificate
Bullet Viewing Client License Usage