Glossary - Johnson Controls - Metasys - LIT-12012943 - Software Application - Software Licensing - 3.0

Customer License Portal Help

Brand
Johnson Controls
Metasys
Product name
Software Licensing
Document type
User Guide
Document number
LIT-12012943
Version
3.0
Revision date
2020-10-30
Language
English
Table 1. Terms
Term Description
Activated License

A license activated using either the online or offline activation process with the Software Manager.

Activation

A user action to initiate the activation of a software entitlement. The result is a licensed feature.

AOMS

Abbreviation for Advanced Order Management System. Sales, branches, and ABCSs use AOMS to purchase or order products. It also provides a customer interface for branches and ABCSs.

Available License

A license available for activation using either the online or offline activation process with the Software Manager.

Deactivate

A user action to initiate the deactivation of an activated license. If you do not activate another license for the feature, the result is an unlicensed feature. When you deactivate a license, you can activate this license on another machine.

Entitlement

Refers to a user's right to use one or more software features.

Expired

Refers to the license status of a software feature when its license passes its expiration date.

Feature

An aspect of software identified by name and version as something that can be independently licensed.

Grace Period

Refers to the period of time provided for an emergency grace license. A user starts a grace period through the Software Manager. You cannot pause or stop a grace period once started.

License

A license defines the terms of use for the associated software feature and version combination.

License Activation File

A file provided to a user by the online License Portal as part of the offline activation process. The Software Manager processes the content of the file to complete the offline activation process for a software feature.

Licensed

Refers to the license status of a software feature with an activated and unexpired license.

License Deactivation File

A file provided to a user by the online License Portal as part of the offline deactivation process. The Software Manager processes the content of the file to revoke the license on the offline machine and to generate a license release file.

License Portal

The online License Portal provides a user interface for authorized users to access software product licensing information, actions, and links to download software and documentation. The License Portal's available features and actions depend on the role of the logged on user.

License Release File

A file created by the Software Manager as part of the offline deactivation process. The user must upload the license release file to the License Portal to complete the offline deactivation process and release the license for activation again.

License Status

Indicates if a software feature is currently licensed.

Machine

Any device on which licensable software may exist.

Machine Tag

A user-friendly label associated with a specific machine based on its given system ID. Machine tags make it easier for a user to determine what software is licensed on a particular machine.

Offline Activation

A manual process used to activate a license on a machine that has no Internet connection; or, is the customer's preferred activation method. Offline activation requires both the Software Manager and access to the online License Portal from a machine connected to the Internet.

Offline Deactivation

A manual process used to deactivate a license on a machine that has no Internet connection; or, is the customer's preferred deactivation method. Offline deactivation requires both the Software Manager and access to the online License Portal from a machine connected to the Internet.

Online Activation

An automated process used to activate a license using the Software Manager on a machine that has an Internet connection.

Online Deactivation

An automated process used to deactivate a license using the Software Manager on a machine that has an Internet connection.

Product Code A unique code assigned to a product so it can be identified.
Product Key

A code used to activate a feature for an entitlement. The entitlement system generates the product key used to activate the feature license.

Software Manager

Provides a user interface for users to view and manage software licenses.

System ID

A code that uniquely identifies a physical or virtual machine. The system ID is determined by the local license service on a machine and is displayed on the Software Manager's main window. Refer to Software Manager Help (LIT-12012389).

Unlicensed

Refers to the license status of a software feature that has no activated and valid licenses.