USB Key-based Licensing

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The stand-alone USB key is a physical, tamper-proof hardware device (also known as a "dongle") which protects GeoView-based product from unauthorized use. A software driver necessary for running the key of user's operating system is already built-in into the product setup. USB key-based stand-alone licensing is floating in nature - in this particular case "floating" means that it's not tied to any specific workstation and can be freely transferred from one computer to another. User may create several product installations on multiple workstations and run any of them (at a time) using the same hardware key.


This kind of licensing is suitable for small and medium-sized organizations. It's suited for users who use either single workstation or several computers during their everyday job (e.g. a desktop workstation at the office and a laptop computer in the field). It makes it easier to simply plug out the USB key from one computer and plug it back in into another one, without even "stopping" it as you would do with standard USB memory stick. Although USB key visually resembles to an USB memory stick, their functionalities completely differ.


USB-port keys

Parallel-port keys


Enabling USB Key-based License Model


On supported Windows operating systems:


  1. Run the License Administrator tool.
  2. Once License Administrator dialog opens, select Licensing Mode tab page.
  3. Select Single-User (requires attached USB key) option.
  4. Click OK button to close the dialog and confirm switching to newly selected licensing model.


License Administrator's USB key-based licensing mode


Attaching Hardware Key


Locate an available USB or parallel port on your computer, depending on the type of the hardware key. Then attach the key to the port. Make sure it is securely and tightly connected. For USB keys - look to see that the LED on the key is illuminated to verify whether the key has been plugged-in properly. Please take a note on the following tips when attaching a hardware key:










Verifying Sentinel System 32-bit Driver (USB Port)


Steps for verifying whether Sentinel System Driver (USB Port) is properly installed on 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/Windows 7 operating systems:


  1. From the Start menu, point to Settings and click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Administrative Tools.
  3. Double-click Computer Management.
  4. Select Device Manager. A list of the various devices is shown on the right-side pane.
  5. Expand the Universal Serial Bus controllers parent item. If a Sentinel USB key is plugged-in, SafeNet USB SuperPro/UltraPro will be shown.


Verifying Sentinel System 32-bit Driver (Parallel Port)


Steps for verifying whether Sentinel System Driver (Parallel Port) is properly installed on 32-bit Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista/Windows 7 operating systems:


  1. From the Start menu, point to Settings and click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Administrative Tools.
  3. Double-click Computer Management.
  4. Click View on the menu bar.
  5. Enable the Show hidden devices option. The Non-Plug and Play Drivers item will appear on the right-side pane.
  6. Expand the Non-Plug and Play Drivers.
  7. Double-click Sentinel. The Sentinel Properties dialog box appears.
  8. Click the Driver tab. Here you can verify the current status of the Sentinel System Driver (parallel port).


Verifying Sentinel System 64-bit Driver (Parallel Port)


Steps for verifying whether Sentinel System Driver (Parallel Port) is properly installed on 64-bit Windows XP/Server 2003/Vista/Windows 7 operating systems:


  1. From the Start menu, point to Settings and click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Administrative Tools.
  3. Double-click Computer Management.
  4. Click View on the menu bar.
  5. Enable the Show hidden devices option. The Non-Plug and Play Drivers item will appear on the right-side pane.
  6. Expand the Non-Plug and Play Drivers.
  7. Double-click Sentinel64. The Sentinel64 Properties dialog box appears.
  8. Click the Driver tab. Here you can verify the current status of the Sentinel System Driver (parallel port).