License installation and management

UFT Mobile comes with a 45-day trial license, activated on the date that you install the software. After the trial period, you need to install a valid license to continue working with UFT Mobile.

Overview

The license installation and management process is determined by your UFT Mobile environment. The following table summarizes the flow for installing and managing your UFT Mobile license:

  Shared spaces enabled Install & view license details Manage quotas

On-premises

     
Express, Pro License Administration menu
Enterprise, Ultimate,Trial License Administration menu Allocate quota to workspaces
Enterprise, Ultimate,Trial License Operator console

Allocate quota to shared spaces (on-premises)

Allocate quota to workspaces

UFTM SaaS

Allocate quota to workspaces

Managed Service Provider (MSP)

Operator console

Allocate quota to shared spaces (on-premises)

MSP customer Allocate quota to workspaces

For more details about shared spaces, see Shared spaces (on-premises).

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License types

UFT Mobile has two license types:

Concurrent devices

This license type is based on concurrent use of devices. You can connect as many devices as you want to UFT Mobile, however, the number of devices that can use UFT Mobile at the same time (regardless of the type of activity on the devices) is determined by the license capacity.

This type of license is installed in the License Management page in the UFT Mobile Lab.

Device hours
  • ADM Consumption token license: one license that can used for multiple Micro Focus Application Delivery Management (ADM) products.
  • UFTM device hours: The total usage time of devices is limited by the number of usage hours purchased. This device hours license is available only for Managed Service Providers.

The device hours license type is installed on the AutoPass License Server. For the supported version of AutoPass License Server, see My product matrix.

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Get your license key (on-premises)

This section is relevant only for on-premises deployments of UFT Mobile.

Customers with a valid order number access their entitlements to software activations and downloads in the Software Licenses and Downloads portal.

For assistance, refer to the videos and quick start guide available on the Software Entitlements portal, or contact a regional licensing support center or your sales representative.

For the different license editions available, and the functionality included with each, see UFT Mobile editions.

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Install your license

After you have obtained your license key, install it as follows:

Concurrent devices license type

  1. Open License Management.
    Navigate to the Lab console http/s://<UFT Mobile server IP address>:<server port> and log in with your credentials:

    Administration menu Click Administration in the right of the masthead, and select the LICENSES tab. In the left panel, select the License Management. Accessing the menu requires a shared space admin role.
    Operator console

    Open the Operator console and select the LICENSES tab. An operator role is required to access to the Operator console. In the left panel, select the License Management.

    Accessing the console requires an operator role.

  2. In the License Management page, click +, and add the license in one of the following ways:
    • Click Upload file to select the .dat file containing the license.
    • Paste the license string into the text box and click Upload text to send the new license to the server.

    Note that if you upload two licenses of the same type, the capacity will be combined. The expiration date displayed in the Active section will be that of the license that expires first.

Device hours license type

  1. Refer to My product matrix for the required version of AutoPass License server. Download the installation from the Micro Focus ITOM Marketplace (may require login).
  2. Install the AutoPass License Server and upload your UFT Mobile license to it. For more details, such as managing licenses , see the AutoPass License server documentation.
  3. Complete the AutoPass details in the UFT Mobile SETTINGS tab. For details, see Administration Settings or Global settings (if shared spaces are enabled). After you have done this, navigate to LICENSES> License Management, and view the details under active licenses in the DEVICE HOURS section.

Switch between license types

On the right-hand side of the page, you can switch between license modes (concurrent devices or device hours), if you have a valid license. To switch, select the license type and click ACTIVATE. You can only use one license type at a time.

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Manage licenses

View information relating to your licenses, such as the number of active licenses, their expiration dates, capacity, and the type of license in License Management.

Administration menu Click Administration in the right of the masthead, and select the LICENSES tab. In the left panel, select the License Management.
Operator console Open the Operator console and select the LICENSES tab. An operator role is required to access to the Operator console. In the left panel, select the License Management


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License quotas overview

Allocate license quota to ensure that shared spaces/workspaces have concurrent runs or device hours available. This eliminates the need for them to compete for license capacity. Allocate more license capacity to a specific shared space/workspace during peak testing time, or limit another from consuming excessive license capacity.

License capacity quotas can be allocated as follows:

Shared spaces enabled Quota allocations

Allocate quota to shared spaces (on-premises)

Allocate quota to workspaces

Allocate quota to workspaces

Note: Note that shared spaces and quota allocation are supported only with a Trial, Enterprise, or Ultimate license. Quota allocation is not supported with the ADM Consumption Token license.

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Allocate quota to shared spaces (on-premises)

This section is relevant only for on-premises deployments of UFT Mobile.

When shared spaces are enabled and you install a UFT Mobile license, the total license capacity (number of devices that can be used concurrently or device hours, depending on the active license mode) is available for allocation across shared spaces. The operator can allocate all, or part of the available quantity. However, unallocated capacity cannot be consumed by any shared space. After the operator has allocated quota to a specific shared space, the administrator of the shared space can then allocate the available quota to workspaces within the shared space. For details, see Allocate quota to workspaces.

To allocate license quotas to shared spaces:

Select Quota Allocation in the left panel of the LICENSES tab of the Operator console to set, view, and adjust the license quota allocation per shared space.

The table provides an overview of license capacity. View the total capacity, the quota allocated to each shared space, and the consumption status for all shared spaces.

With an Ultimate license, capacity is unlimited. However, you can restrict usage for a shared space by setting a fixed quota for consumption. When you create a new shared space with an Ultimate license, allocate license capacity by entering a fixed capacity for consumption or switch the toggle to unlimited.

To change the license quota allocation:

Select Quota Allocation in the left panel of the LICENSES tab of the Operator console. The operator can change the allocation at any stage. Keep in mind the following considerations:

  • Concurrent license. Running tests will be allowed to complete before the allocation change takes effect.
  • Device hours. Within a shared space, the amount will be deducted from the general bucket. If the number of device hours in the general bucket is not sufficient, capacity will need to be deallocated from workspaces before this change can take effect.
  • Shared space quota cannot be reduced to less than the amount already consumed.  
  • Workspaces/shared spaces that consumed devices hours and were then deleted are not listed in the license quota table. However, the device hours allocated and consumed by these deleted workspaces/shared spaces are included in the totals in the license quota table.  
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Allocate quota to workspaces

The total license capacity (number of concurrent devices or device hours, depending on the license mode) for allocation across workspaces is added to the General bucket. When shared spaces are enabled, the total capacity available to a specific shared space is determined by the quota allocation at the operator level. For details, see Allocate quota to shared spaces (on-premises).

A shared space admin can allocate license quotas to workspaces. After quota has been allocated to a specific workspace, users can start using devices in that workspace.

Note: Quota Allocation is available only with a Trial, Enterprise, or Ultimate license. For more details, see UFT Mobile editions.

 

General bucket

The General bucket provides a buffer for peak times, enabling a workspace to continue testing without interruption, even if the license quota for that workspace has been reached. Using a simple toggle, allow or restrict a workspace from consuming additional license capacity from the General bucket, once it reaches its quota. Note that if you do not allocate license quota to a specific workspace and you also restrict that workspace from consuming from the General bucket, users assigned to the workspace will not be able to run any tests.

To allocate license quotas to workspaces:

Select Quota Allocation in the left panel of the LICENSES tab of the Administration menu , and set or adjust the allocation for the workspaces in your share space.

The grid provides an overview of license consumption. View the quota allocated to each workspace, as well as how many licenses are being consumed from a workspace and from the General bucket at any point in time.

Note that if the only active license is the ADM Consumption Token license, the Quota Allocation tab is disabled.

License consumption when using quotas

When connecting to the UFT Mobile lab, you connect to a specific UFT Mobile workspace. You can only select devices and apps from this specific workspace, or from the Shared Assets. When you connect within the context of a specific workspace, the license will be consumed from the quota of that workspace (even if the device selected is a shared device). If no devices or apps were assigned to your workspace, you can access those in the Shared Assets.

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Clock tampering

A clock is said to be tampered with, when the current access time is earlier than the last access time. The current access time is the current time in the system when the license key is being used, reported, or acted upon in the license store. The last access time is the last time the license key was used, reported, or acted upon in the license store.

When UFT Mobile detects clock tampering, you will no longer be able to log into UFT Mobile. Any new license that you will upload will be ineffective.

To allow your license to be operable after clock tampering:

  1. Stop the server.
  2. Return the clock to the original date before the change.
  3. Start the server.

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