License Key Center and its Features:
Most IBM Rational software products require specific license keys in order to use them. The instructions discussed in this blog will guide you to the IBM Rational License Key Center (LKC), and the on-line service for generating and managing your license keys.
Accessing the IBM Rational License Key Center:
Now in order to access license key center you must be a member of the IBM Rational License Key Center account for your company to generate your license keys. When ordering Rational products from IBM, the person placing the order is set as the account administrator. The person is sent a welcome email containing a temporary password for logging on to the Rational License Key Center.
So the IBM Rational License Key Center is the online licensing tool that you use to get or return your Rational software license keys and much more.
To access the License Key Center:
Go to the IBM Rational support Licensing Web page.
Click the IBM Rational License Key Center link and then click on Continue.
Log in to the IBM Rational License Key Center.
FYI : The website is designed for ease of access of clients located in different geographies, hence you will have an option "Translate my page" (on the right side of the page) to translate the page to language which best suites you.
NOTE: You may access the links given at the end of this doc in order to login to LKC and perform different activities on the web which will be discussed in this document.
Let's assume you have provided the username and password and selected the account ID (for the account you want to login. If you are a member of multiple License Key Center accounts, please select the account you wish to use for the current session. You can switch accounts after signing in by using the "Switch Account" link on the left hand navigation bar.) This is how it looks:
So, welcome to the license key center! Let's get started understanding different tabs as shown on the left. The first tab will be My license keys ! Great, that's why we are here! It will help you generate license keys...
My License Keys:
This tab will help you generate licenses for the product to which you are entitled. You can choose from different product line as shown once you click on it,
View and return keys:
Want to move an old server to a new one? This tab will be of great help. It will help you return license generated for a old machine and you will have the license back to the license pool. You will be able to generate this license for a different machine whenever necessary. (Go to get keys in order to generate licenses.)
View keys by host:
Where is your license, on which machine is it deployed, and/or how will you know if you have to return it? This is the place you should be looking at; it will help you locate the host on which you have deployed your current license. Please see the picture below:
View Keys by Users:
This option/tab will help you understand who has generated this licenses and when this was generated.
Listed below are all the licenses generated by the User you selected, ordered by Product Line, and the Date the License was Generated in reversed order. To see the details from one or more Licenses, select the check boxes and click "View Details".
Moving on to the second section on the license key center page we have ORDERS:
View order history:
Order history tab will list all your orders. You may select the order number to see the details of a particular order, or select the license keys link to see the keys needed for the product(s) on the order.
Search Line Items:
Please go through the technical documentation, which will explain "How to search order numbers in Rational License Key Center website" in detail.
Third section will be ACCOUNT and MEMBERS:
Accounts and members:
Which people are associated to your company's account, how many people can access this account, what are the permissions each one has, and much more will be present if you explore this tab. It will help you add member, inactivate member, and search for members.
Join new account:
Don't have a password or need to add yourself to a new account?
Enter the information under this section and IBM will add you to the account and issue new users a password for signing in. Upon submitting this form, you will be added to the account and emailed a password you will need to complete the login process.
You are a member of multiple License Key Center accounts. You may select the account you wish to use for the current session. You can switch accounts after signing in by using the "Switch Account" link on the left hand navigation bar.
Next section is PREFERENCES:
This will change your current password to a new one of your choice. Your new password must be at least 8 characters in length, contain a mix of alphabetic and non-alphabetic characters (numbers, punctuation or special characters), or a mix of at least two non-alphabetic characters.
This tab will help you choose your email preferences for account administration messages.
You may set your Preferences for the Product(s) to which you are entitled.
Email: Do you want to receive Update Notifications for this Product?
View: Do you want to view this Product as you navigate through your Rational License Key Center site or Search for Products?
NOTE : View is automatically selected if you choose to receive Email for this Product.
Under HELP section you will be able to find support
What's happening around, what is new, Announcement Letter, etc will be uploaded here.
FAQ & Video tutorials:
Most IBM Rational software products require specific license keys in order to use them. The Rational License Key Center (LKC) is an online license key delivery and management service that provides you easy access to the keys associated with your IBM Rational products. Once you've read through the documentation and watched the video tutorials available you will be able to leverage many features within the License Key Center that can help you better manage your license keys and help you stay compliant.
For any help in using this service or questions regarding your account, please contact IBM Rational Software Support, you will have all possible support contacts available here.
Chose among different languages under this section and it's just a click away.
We are done you may logout or start exploring License key center.