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License Key Center and its Features:
Accessing the IBM 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:
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:
View and return keys:
View keys by host:
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:
Search Line Items:
Third section will be ACCOUNT and MEMBERS:
Accounts and members:
Join 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.
Next section is PREFERENCES:
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
FAQ & Video tutorials:
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License Usage Order
IBM Rational products requests licenses in a specific order. In an organization we may have combination of authorized user, floating, suite, point-product licenses in the environment, it is essential that we understand the license usage order.
Now let’s try to understand the license usage order. An IBM Rational product that users IBM Rational Common Licensing will request the license in the following order.
For version 7.0 of IBM Rational products, the license key usage order has changed. In releases before 7.0, when a Suite product was being installed, the Rational License Key Administrator (LKAD) application would first try to find a license key corresponding to the Suite. If the Suite key was not available, LKAD would then look for a key corresponding to the product that was running.
The table below describes the license usage order for each IBM Rational Product that uses IBM Rational Common Licensing.
Now let’s check how to change the license usage order. Any changes made in the license usage order can be reversed to previous setting by clicking the "Restore to Defaults" in the license usage mapping window.
To change the license usage order:
The license usage order that you set on your computer is tied to your user ID. If different users log in to your computer with their own user IDs, the license usage order that you may have changed resets to the default order. The new users can set the license usage order for their user IDs. Their settings do not affect your settings.
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License Availability Report:
I am sure we all want to know, how our “IBM Rational product licenses are being used” it would be useful to track what licenses your company have purchased year by year and what is the available count in the pool. How about you knowing on what is the order number ( Sales Order number/Order ID ) for a record, under which these licenses are purchased, Or when the licenses that you purchased are expiring, in order to be prepared for renewing or purchasing a new set of licenses from IBM, Whether you are in a large enterprise with hundreds of users using multiple applications, or a small or medium business with a handful of users, you want to know this information for your investment decisions.
Let's understand the results of the license availability analysis, In order to reach here you may want to login to License key center, you will find “license availability report” on to your left under license management section.
A license availability report can be downloaded up to a maximum of 200 lines, please note that you might need to go to the next page to download additional lines.
The report will show you the number of licenses that you’ve registered and the number of licenses available. Please note that in some cases you have access to a lot of different product within the same or different part number. License keys are not equal to entitlements and it’s within your responsibility to make sure you use only what you are entitled to.
You may choose from the drop down, on how you may want to search ( using what attribute ), you also can filter/choose between accounts as shown in the picture below, and click on search line items,
Also, in order to get results for a specific time frame can be selected from, From and To sections, ( Click in the box and the calendar will be auto-populated as shown ).
How to get your order details:
In order to get your order details, please click on the order ID / Line # ( In the above image “Internal Use ONLY 2014 EMEA“ ). You will get details like,
License Information :
Listed below you will find a box for each Rational license line item associated with your order. Select the checkbox to the left of the line item to get the license keys associated with that item. You may see multiple checkboxes for one line item if you purchased an IBM Rational product consisting of multiple products bundled together.