Licenser Tool

The easiest way is to use the integrated User Interface within ADTF Configuration Editor.

With the licenser_tool.exe you are able to activate, import or show already used license information also in command line.

Basically you have to differ between following license types:

  • SDK to develop adtfplugins and generate plugindescriptions (e.g. for build chains)
  • Runtime to launch and view ADTF Sessions (e.g. test drivers)
  • Developer to extend the SDK and runtime features with creating/editing ADTF Sessions (e.g. desktop developer and integrator)
  • Additional, there can be more license features set, e.g. for using ADTF Toolboxes or 3rd party components.

    In ADTF 3.x we differ between following license options:

  • Single Seat Personal license registered to a single user. Only this user is allowed to use the licensed features.
  • Floating Contingent of activations of a license, which may be used by a group of users. Licenses are activated, renewed and returned after usage.
  • Virtual Environment Supposed to be used in virtual machines, containers or cloud environments in general. There is a limit in the amount of parallel activations similar to floating licenses.
  • Command Line usage

    First of all let's have a look at the possible options by using the licenser_tool.exe. Just issue the following command: licenser_tool.exe --help

    Additonal information regarding license questions

    Loading license within your application

    If your application depends on licensed plugins and you are not using the ADTF-Launcher, you must set an environment variable. The internal license mechanism is not able to load the corresponding library. ADTF offers for this approach the environment variable ADTF_LICENSER_PLUGIN. This environment variable has to be set to the corresponding license file.

    Where to go next?

    You want to extract or add something to an .adtfdat file ? The ADTF DAT Tool will make it possible.