Hello everyone, I have 1 question about OpenCities Map Advanced usage (or more, CONNECT products in general that use the new licencing style with CONNECTION client).
How is it with these products when I want to install them/use them on machines with no access to the internet? I know, that for installers, you can create a deployment image. But what about the usage? Every time you startup the application, it asks you to login into the CONNECTION client, and if you skip this step, it shows you that you have limited time of usage (7 days). Thats when i found out about this: https://docs.bentley.com/LiveContent/web/OpenCities%20Map%20Help-v9/en/GUID-EED1A6AF-3DBB-4381-BB24-6D8E3EEB41CC.html and reserving a licence.
However, there is a problem, because it says that you MUST log in first time when using OpenCities Map Advanced. What happens, if we want to use this product on machines without internet access (basically without the first succesful login). Where do we get these licence files? Is it needed to log in on different computer and then export licence file from there to this offline computer, or is there a different way?
Will this offline machine consume our licence usage all the time? So that it will decrease the convered quantity of license by 1, no matter if the OpenCities Map is running or not?
Thanks for your answers.
I can't answer most of your questions, but I do believe that a "reserved" license will be counted against your total license pool. Since the computer will not be connected to the internet to meter usage, My guess is that the license in question is assumed to be in use.
This article may answer a couple more questions:https://communities.bentley.com/communities/other_communities/licensing_cloud_and_web_services/w/wiki/41085/how-to-check-out-licenses . It does look as if an internet-enabled computer can be used by an Admin to generate a license file which can then be transferred to the non-internet-enabled computer.
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MaryB is correct. A reserved or "checked out" license is intended to activate products in an offline scenario like the one you described. The wiki MaryB referenced shows an administrator how to check out a license on behalf of a disconnected machine from another Internet-connected computer. The steps will generate a BELIC file which can be imported on the disconnected machine via the Bentley Licensing Tool as outlined in the following importing instructions. CONNECTION Client will still prompt for sign-in on the disconnected machine, but the sign-in prompts can be safely ignored when a checked out license is imported.