AcuToWeb is licensed using the AcuConnect licensing scheme, which on entry of the product code and product key shipped with AcuToWeb, creates the acurcl.wlc license file.

This file contains information such as the product's version number, serial number, expiration date, and server count. After installation, AcuConnect must be able to locate this license file in order to function.

When AcuConnect detects a client request to start a remote application runtime, it checks the connection count to ascertain if an additional connection is permitted; if it is, AcuConnect attempts to start a runtime on the server and connect it to the client process. The runtime, in turn, checks its usage count before it begins execution of the application.

When an AcuConnect user disconnects from the remote server by exiting the COBOL program, the AcuConnect and runtime usage counts are decremented and those slots are made available to subsequent users. If the usage limit has been reached, the server runtime is not started and an appropriate message is returned in the AcuConnect error file.

The acushare utility is required for all UNIX installations that do not have an unlimited license. The acushare utility monitors and enforces the site runtime usage limits.

Warning: When accessing extend products on remote servers via the Internet or a virtual private network, products or technologies from third-party vendors (such as Microsoft) may be invoked; carefully review any license agreements with these third-party vendors before proceeding with the remote connection.

Nothing in this document is intended to amend the terms and conditions of the applicable license agreement between you and Micro Focus. Rather, this content is meant to summarize the various aspects of Micro Focus's licensing technology, which is required to operate the extend software. The terms and conditions of your licensing of extend software shall continue to be governed by the applicable license agreement between you and Micro Focus.