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How to share a Caldera license between multiple workstations?

It is possible to share licenses between several workstations with Caldera products.

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In PrimeCenter, it's possible to share one license with up to three users with the package    3_PrimeCenter-Max_30px.png   
Other packages can add users as a fee option.

 

Quick overview of the process

1. You need first to install CalderaDock on the main workstation, which we refer to as the license server, and activate your license. For more details, please refer to:

2. Then you need to configure Caldera's License Manager, Gemalto Sentinel, on the same license server, and on the other workstations you want to share licenses with (also known as "client workstation"). This will allow the computers involved to communicate over the network to share the license.

3. Finally, install CalderaDock on the client workstation and select the shared license on the licenses tab.

 

License sharing in detail

Access and configure Gemalto Sentinel License Manager

As mentioned before, the online license management application used by Caldera is Sentinel. This application is automatically installed at your first license registration from CalderaDock.

The latest version of Gemalto Sentinel is compatible with most (recent) operative systems. In macOS, for example, the support starts from Big Sur 11.6. Click here to check the full list of supported platforms. 

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Note that Gemalto Sentinel requires ports 8443 or 443 along with the local firewall to be opened in order to work correctly.

 

Via CalderaDock

  1. Open CalderaDock on the client's workstation.
  2. Go to the Licenses tab.
  3. Click Sentinel in the left menu, then click License Admin Center to access the Gemalto Sentinel Admin Control Center page.

 

Via a web browser

  1. Open a web browser on the client's workstation.
  2. Type localhost:1947 as an URL and press the Enter key.
  3. You will be redirected to the Gemalto Sentinel Admin Control Center page.

 

Configuration on the license server

  1. In the left menu, select Configuration.
  2. Then go to the Access from Remote Clients tab.
  3. Enable All licenses are accessible without need of identity to make the licenses visible from the network.

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Configuration on the client's workstation

These steps have to be followed for each client's workstation.

  1. In the left menu, select Configuration.
  2. Then go to the Access to Remote License Managers tab.

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  3. In Remote License Search Parameters, add the IP address of the license server.
  4. Click Submit to save the parameters.

 

Activate the shared license

These steps have to be followed for each client's workstation.

  1. Launch CalderaDock software on the client's workstation.
  2. Go to Licenses and select the PrimeCenter tab.
  3. Enable Show network licenses option to be able to see the license installed in the license server.
  4. Click the Attach button to attach your license.

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  5. You can launch your Caldera product.
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