Introduction

Steps to activate purchased licenses via the enterprise portal



Steps


To activate productive licenses, open the Cortado Enterprise Portal at https://enter­priseportal.cortado.com. If you're already a registered customer, enter your access data here (e-mail address and password (Illus. 694).

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Illus. 694  Cortado Enterprise Portal – Login

 

If you are not yet a registered customer, then click instead on Register (see arrow in Illus. 694). There you will find the appropriate registration forms, under Register as customer or Register as system integrator. See also: http://download.cortado.com/docu/EnterprisePortal/WebHelp/en/Registration.htm 

In Enterprise Portal you can get an overview of your licenses, make activation and support requests and make application for non-binding offers to renew annual licenses or update and support services. You also have the opportunity to import and export your license keys for unattended licensing.

End users can find their license keys in Customer View (Illus. 695). Select the licenses to be activated there (checkbox at left) and then click on the epp_button_aktivierung_k.png button (left arrow in Illus. 695).

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Illus. 695  Cortado Enterprise Portal – activate productive license

 

Enter the corresponding registration keys for the respective licenses and optionally the computer address (IP address, host name or FQDN, Illus. 696). You will find comprehensive online help under Help (right arrow in Illus. 695)

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Illus. 696  Cortado Enterprise Portal – entering registration key

 

Then, the activation and subscription keys will be displayed in Enterprise Portal (right arrow in Illus. 699).

 

Create activation file

Alternatively, you can create an activation file. Mark a license and click Copy→ All in the context menu (Illus. 697) and then paste the clipboard contents into a text file.

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Illus. 697  copy server name, license key and registration key into clipboard

 

Create a text file in this manner for all servers. This text file contains a list of the serv­ers, onto which the licenses and the assigned license keys and registration keys shall be entered in the following syntax:

 

• <IP address>:<license key>:<registration key> or 

• <host name>:<license key>:<registration key>

 

Afterwards, you can import the contents of the text file into Enterprise Portal with a click on the epp_button_import_k.png button (see arrow in Illus. 698). See also Unattended installation of ThinPrint Engine components.

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Illus. 698  Cortado Enterprise Portal – import licenses, using text file

 

Then, an activation key and a subscription key will be displayed in Enterprise Portal (right arrow in Illus. 699). There you can also export the license keys in a text file (activation file) with a click on the epp_button_export_k.png button (left arrow), in order to add them to the license manager afterwards; for this see Multiple activations (activation file).

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Illus. 699  Cortado Enterprise Portal – export licenses into a .txt file

 

Entering activation key and subscription key in the License Manager

 

–    In License Manager, mark a license key to be activated. Select Activate in the context menu (Illus. 700).

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Illus. 700  License Manager: entering an activation key for a specific license key

 

–    A window opens, in which you can enter the activation key (Illus. 701). At the same time, you can enter the subscription key.

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Illus. 701  entering activation key with subscription key

 

Once you confirm your entry with OK, the license key (green) is displayed in License Manager with the activation key, and the Activated column shows yes. (Illus. 702). Following this activation, the license is valid indefinitely – the date by Valid until is omitted.

You will also see the end date of your license subscription. As long as your license has a valid update subscription, you can download and install software updates from our website (see Initial installation of the subscription key).

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Illus. 702  productive license activated