General information about TKI Licensing

After successful installation of your NET or PGP software licenses purchased from TKI, you have to activate your licenses. 

With NET 10, we introduced a new licensing system. Since then, you have two options for mapping your licenses: via an online license server or a network license server.

Online license server or a network license server—the difference at a glance

You can obtain the licenses provided by us in two ways. Either we provide you with an online license server, or you install a network license server.

Online or cloud license server Network license server
We provide you with an online license server. This must be entered as a license server on the clients. In order for the clients to be able to obtain licenses, a stable Internet connection is required. Communication with the license server is via https://license.tki-chemnitz.de and port: 443 (standard https). If you want better control over license management, or do not want to rely on the stability of the Internet connection, you can also install a network license server. This can be operated completely offline. The clients must then connect to a license in order to obtain it.

 

Installation file—TKI Licensing

The necessary licensing application is included in the installation files provided to you. If you deploy your licenses via a network license server, please install TKI Licensing manually on the computer of the license server. You can find the installation file in the “Standard installation files” section.

With TKI Licensing, you can: 

Note

The installation, setup and functionality of TKI Licensing require a current version of the Microsoft .NET framework, currently version 4.7.1.

“FlexNet Operations” customer portal

We also provide you with the “FlexNet Operations” customer portal for the administration of your licenses. You can reach it via the following link: https://license.tki-chemnitz.de/flexnet/operationsportal/logon.do . For the registration process, all software coordinators named to us have received an email with a user name and further information.

Before you start setting up the licenses, we recommend that you complete the registration in the customer portal. In the course of these instructions, we will refer to the customer portal at a given point.

Checking the licensing type already stored with FlexNet Operations  

  • For customers with multi-user licenses and license servers, we recommend the network license server.
  • Customers with single-user licenses can easily access our online license server.

If you are unsure which license type applies to you, you can view our pre-selection via the license portal “FlexNet Operations”.

You can reach this license portal via the following link: https://license.tki-chemnitz.de/flexnet/operationsportal/logon.do 

Each time you log in you will begin at the start page.

Click on “Devices” to view the details of the previously entered devices.

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If an entry under “Devices” (with the type cloud license servers) already exists, then we have stored an online license server. You can find further information on the online license server here.

If there is no entry under “Devices”, we have provided network licensing, which must be configured by you. You can find further information on the network license server here.