LeanFT licensing FAQs

This topic answers a number of frequently asked questions about using and installing LeanFT licensing.

Information in this Help Center describes how you can use the AutoPass License Server from LeanFT. For full details on AutoPass License Server capabilities, such as proxy settings, license installation and management, and user management, see the AutoPass License Server guide on Micro Focus Marketplace.

Note: LeanFT supports working with AutoPass License Server version 10.7.

Which license should I install?

In LeanFT, you can install a number of different license types. The following table should help you to identify the one to install.

Scenario License Type to Install
Are you assigned a specific license (with its own unique license key)? Seat
Are you part of a group that uses licenses on an as-needed basis?

Concurrent.

You will need the IP address or the lock code on your License Server where the licenses are installed

Are you assigned the IP address from which to check out a license? Concurrent
Are you traveling and will not have access to a license server? Commuter
Are you already traveling and cannot access the License Server to get a license? Remote Commuter
Are you using LeanFT Grid? Concurrent (on the grid machine)

Once you select the correct license type, you can install your license. For details, see LeanFT licensing.

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How do I install the AutoPass License Server?

For full details, see the AutoPass License Server User Guide, accessible from the AutoPass License Server page on Micro Focus Marketplace.

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If I am using concurrent licenses, how do I get LeanFT to work with the License Server?

If you are installing a concurrent license, you must enter the License Server IP address or lock code.

This checks the connection between LeanFT and the License Server, and also gives you a list of possible licenses to install.

After you initially install the license, LeanFT checks the specified License Server address each time the LeanFT runtime engine starts and takes the requested license.

For full details on installing concurrent licenses, see LeanFT licensing.

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How do I manage the concurrent licenses on the License Server?

The AutoPass License Server has a full Web-based interface that enables you to install, manage, and administer all your licenses (both concurrent and commuter).

For full details, see the AutoPass License Server User Guide, accessible from the AutoPass License Server page on Micro Focus Marketplace.

You can also install a special tool to track license usage (both for LeanFT and other products) across your network. This tool is available here: Micro Focus Usage Hub.

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Can I configure license behavior myself?

Yes.

Change the values for general license behavior in the AutoPass license configuration file, autopass.txt, which is located in

  • Windows: C:\ProgramData\Hewlett-Packard\UFT\License
  • Linux/Mac: <LeanFTInstallation>/bin/jars

and includes details about possible values.

Caution: Configure this file with caution.

Incorrect configuration may cause LeanFT to behave unexpectedly, or prevent LeanFT from starting.

Additionally, if your License Server has multiple license editions installed, you can enable a fallback mechanism to ensure that LeanFT can find an available license.

For details, see License editions and types.

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Can I set up my License Server to work with a secondary (backup) License Server?

Yes. You need to install the License Server on two separate servers, and then set one server to be the primary and the other to be the secondary server. This configuration is done in the AutoPass License Server Web UI.

You also can supply this information to LeanFT. This enables LeanFT to take a concurrent license from the secondary License Server in the event that the primary License Server is not available.

For full details, see the AutoPass License Server User Guide, accessible from the AutoPass License Server page on Micro Focus Marketplace.

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Can I use the AutoPass License Server with a proxy?

Yes. You set the proxy settings in the autopass.txt file, located in:

  • Windows: C:\ProgramData\Hewlett-Packard\UFT\License
  • Linux/Mac: <LeanFTInstallation>/bin/jars

See the comments inside this file for details on setting the proxy settings. Be sure to uncomment the relevant lines and define their values.

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What is a cleanup license?

If your computer is clock-tampered after installing the License Server, both the License Server and LeanFT's connection to the License Server do not work.

In this case, you must get a cleanup license for your License Server. This enables you to reset all license capabilities.

For details on cleanup licenses, contact your Micro Focus license supplier.

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My demo license is expiring early. What can I do?

If you are having problems with the trial license period (60 days maximum):

  • Ensure that you have full permissions to your LeanFT installation folder and all its subfolders.

  • Ensure that you have not changed the system time. If you have moved the system time, the license mechanism can reduce the trial period based on the number of days that were back-dated.

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