Sentinel Protection Server

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To be able to manage network keys, you need to have installed Sentinel Protection Server application on the same server machine hosting the network hardware USB key. This server manages licensing and security statistics for the GeoView-based product. It also runs an HTTP thread to allow key and license monitoring over the LAN/WAN.


While using Sentinel Protection Server behind a firewall, make sure to open port 6001 for UDP protocol. You can also edit the Sentinel Protection Server configuration file to use a different port for UDP protocol.


Verifying the Presence of Sentinel Protection Server


Steps for verifying whether Sentinel Protection Server is properly installed on Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/Windows 7/Server 2008 operating systems:


  1. From the Start menu, point to Settings and click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Administrative Tools.
  3. Double-click the Services icon. The Services dialog box appears.
  4. Locate the Sentinel Protection Server service. If the server is running, its status will be shown as Started.


Stopping the Sentinel Protection Server Using Shutdown Utility


A utility, spnsrvstop.exe, is provided to stop the Sentinel Protection Server running on a Windows operating systems.


It is available at the following path on 32-bit:


<OS Drive>:\Program Files\Common Files\SafeNet Sentinel\Sentinel Protection Server


It is available at the following path on 64-bit:


<OS Drive>:\Program Files(x86)\Common Files\SafeNet Sentinel\Sentinel Protection Server


Stopping the Sentinel Protection Server Using Administrative Tools


On Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server 2008/Windows 7 operating systems:


  1. From the Start menu, point to SettingsControl PanelAdministrative Tools.
  2. Double-click the Services icon. The Services dialog box appears.
  3. Select the Sentinel Protection Server service.  
  4. Click Stop in Service Status.


Restarting the Sentinel Protection Server


To restart the Sentinel Protection Server on Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/Server 2008/Windows 7 operating systems:


  1. From the Start menu, point to Settings and click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Administrative Tools.
  3. Double-click the Services icon. The Services dialog box appears.
  4. Select the Sentinel Protection Server service.  
  5. Click Start in Service Status.


Sentinel Protection Server Log File


The Sentinel Protection Server's operations can be traced using its log file. If you set log file locations before you start the Sentinel Protection Server, the server records all transactions and errors that occur during a session in two log files:



The table below provides information about the transaction log file contents:


Code

Item

Description

1

Version

Sentinel Protection Server version.

2

Operation Code

The operation that took place (see table below).

3

Time (as ticks)

System time in ticks, i.e.: 1020336363.

4

Time (as string)

System time as a string, i.e.: Tue Jan 01 00:00:01 2005.

5

Key Index

Serial number of the key.

6

Cell Number

Refers to the cell address of the user limit programmed.

7

Host Name

The host name of the client machine.

8

User Name

The user name of the client machine on the network.

9

Client Process ID

The process ID of the client application.

10

License Key

The process ID of the client application.

11

License(s) in Use

The total number of licenses that are currently being used.

12

Return Code

Operation return code.


Operation codes table:


Op. Code

Description

1

A license is requested by the application/client.

2

A request is sent to release the license.

3

Client's failure to update the Sentinel Protection Server.

5

The Sentinel Protection Server started.

6

The Sentinel Protection Server shutdown.

8

A license is issued to a SuperPro client.

10

A license is canceled.

16

A license is requested by a Sentinel SuperPro client.


Command-Line Options


The following command-line options are available for the Sentinel Protection Server. You can manually integrate them in your installer program. Else, these tasks can be performed using the loadserv application:


Command

Description

-i

Installs the service.

-u

Uninstalls the service.

-l <filename>

Sets the log file name.

-f <filename>

Sets the error file name.

-p <port>

Changes the port used by the Sentinel Protection Server for launching the Sentinel License Monitor. You may need to do this in case the default HTTP port (6002) is being used by some other Web server. The HTTP port value can be default (6002), zero (0), or between 1025 and 32767.  If you specify port number as zero (0), the Sentinel License Monitor gets disabled.

-r <username>

To run the server with permissions as user <username>.


Changing Log On Account


To change the log on account for the Sentinel Protection Server:


  1. From the Start menu, point to Settings and click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Administrative Tools.
  3. Double-click the Services icon. The Services dialog box appears.
  4. Select the Sentinel Protection Server service.  
  5. Right-click the service and then click Properties.
  6. Click the Log On tab.
  7. Click This account, click Browse, and then specify the user account under which you have installed the software key in the Select User dialog box. When you are finished, click OK.
  8. Type the password for the user account in the Password box and in the Confirm password box, and then click OK.
  9. Restart the Sentinel Protection Server after changing the log on account (please read Restarting the Sentinel Protection Server).