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Chapter 4: Development System Users

This chapter explains the AS licenses that are automatically installed for application testing.

4.1 Introduction

Micro Focus development systems, such as Server Express, are shipped with five AS licenses for each developer. These licenses are installed automatically. By default, these are standard licences (see the chapter What is Application Server Licensing? for information on license types). The licenses enable you to test applications, whether run from Animator or the command line. Whenever you install or uninstall development system licenses, the corresponding AS licenses are automatically installed or uninstalled on the AS license database. You do not need to run AppTrack. In the rest of this chapter, these licences are called development licenses.

You might need to take special action in one instance. If you already have a licensed development system installed from a previous version or update, you need to trigger the automatic installation of the corresponding AS licenses for the development licenses you already have on your system. To do this:

  1. Change to the directory in which the development licenses are installed. By default, this is either /usr/lib/mflmf or /opt/lib/mflmf

  2. Type the command sh ./devas at the prompt

For example:

cd /usr/lib/mflmf
sh ./devas

You only need to run this command once; however, running it again causes no problems.

If you want, you can run the Licence Administration utility, in the same way as non-developers, and use any of the facilities it provides.

4.2 Additional AS Licenses for Developers

If you obtain additional AS licenses for development testing, you install these licenses in exactly the same way as end-users would. See the chapter Installing AS Licenses for details.

Note: A number of AS licenses are auto-installed for development testing. See the previous section for details.

By default, $COBDIR is set to point to the directory in which your development system is installed. When you run AppTrack the AS licenses that are installed are linked to this directory. This means that, by default, only those applications that run using the development system that is pointed to by $COBDIR can make use of the installed AS licenses. If you receive an updated version of Application Server, you might want to install it to a new location so that you can continue to use the older version until you are satisfied that the new one is running correctly. The AS licenses that are linked to the location of the previous version of the development system, are not, by default, available for use by the newly installed development system.

To link the licenses to the location of the new development system, add a line to the text file DEVASSHARE in the installation directory of the new Application Server. This line should specify the name of the installation directory path of the original Application Server. The file must have general read permissions for all users. If this file does not exist, create it with a text editor and give it full read permissions.

For example, if the the original Application Server is installed in /usr/original/AS and the new Application Server is installed in /usr/new/AS, DEVASSHARE should contain the line:


4.3 Problems Using Developer Licenses

If you test an application and get a message telling you that there are no AS licenses available, this might be because the AS database does not contain the five complimentary AS license units.

To check that these AS licenses exist:

  1. Run AppTrack:
  2. When prompted, enter your password.

    AppTrack displays a menu.

  3. Select option 2 (License Summary) from the menu.

    AppTrack displays a report showing the number of licenses installed, and the number of copies of an application running at that moment.

    There should be an entry marked ***Developer Usage for the installed development system.

If you cannot find this entry:

  1. Run the License Administration Services as described in the section Starting the License Manager in the chapter Administration Tasks in your Licence Management Facility Administrator's Guide.

  2. Press F7=refresh

    The missing developer license units are installed onto the Application Server database.

The application can now be run.

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