AutoPass License Server (APLS), is a Micro Focus web-based solution for managing your Micro Focus Software product licenses. It helps you organize and manage your product licenses, server users, and client users.
Centralized License Management: Manage the licenses for products supporting floating license model.
Usage Tracking and Report: APLS tracks the current licenses in use, as well as the usage history for APLS administrator to get a quick trend report on the feature usage.
License Reservation and Blocking: APLS allows reservation of license capacity for a group/s of clients.
Different types of Floating Licenses: APLS has two main types, live and commuter licenses. Live is for product users who are in same network as APLS and can auto-renew licenses as long as the product is active. Commuter is for those who are not always in the network and need licenses for longer duration without the need for renewal.
Roles Based Authorization: APLS Web UI is accessed by administrator/s; however there is an option to create users to view or allow license management through the web application.
Borrow License: One other feature of APLS is to allow license load balancing. APLS can borrow license capacity from another to cater to high client demands.
Email Notification: APLS allows mail server configuration to notify administrator on important events such as license expiry, primary/secondary server down etc.
Failover Support: APLS support redundant server configuration to cater to clients seamlessly when primary server is down.
Usage Hub Integration: APLS can also be configured to push usage data to Usage Hub application to track license usage.
High Level Feature in 10.7 is:
New consumable license model (License consumption by min/hour/day/week)
Containerized APLS for Standalone products
Upgrade to Tomcat 9.0.8 and Technology stack upgrade
Performance improvements & security enhancements
APLS 10.5.1 Changes.
API to get product activation codes
APLS to validate user(Authentication) on server calls
Security Fix (Vulnerable libraries,Privilege escalation,DoS attack over API,Cross-Frame Scripting,Weak passwords and XSS filter)
APLS 10.5.0 Changes
Autopass License Server 10.3.0 contains the following major features.
“Buy More” (automatic pipeline generation) – Customers can place requests for additional capacity for existing products
REST API to fetch usage details for billing
Configure existing Oracle or PostGres Servers to host APLS DB.
Security Vulnerability fixes and Defect Fixes
Moved to Open JDK
Added support for Japanese Language
Hotfix to resolve the server responsiveness issue in reservation setup, where the reservation configuration involved more than 15 pools. This hotfix is over 9.3.2. Please go through the attached document for configuration updates at AutoPass License Server side.
Hotfix to resolve the server responsiveness issue in redundancy, when the reports were downloaded. This hotfix is over 9.3.3. Please go through the attached documents for configuration updates at AutoPass License Server side.
Hotfix for auto renewal of concurrent license when user load is more than 300 users.
Customer reported an isssue where ten minute auto renewal is creating too much load on APLS to be able a provide a license(new or renewed license) to the client. To resolve the issue, a workaroud to increase the interval for auto renewal of licenses by default to 50 minutes is made at AutoPass License Server side.
Hotfix over APLS 9.3
This a minor release to resolve the possibility of struts security vulnerability in the application.
The main features of the releases are,
REST based APIs exposed to retrieve usage for Feature / Pool / Application Name.
REST based APIs exposed to add or remove users from the reservation pool.
Ability to see Application Name wise License Usage on the UI, for e.g., LeanFT/UFT.
Export Usage information into an excel file.
Validated for Docker support.
Hotfix over APLS v9.2
License Feature Report - Fix for history usage graph display issue.
AutoPass License Server 9.1
Support to managed licenses locked to non-ip type,
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