Borrowing licence does not honor license OPT file

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03-19-2019 09:08 PM
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Hi there,

Currently we are using OPT file for our licence management and works as expected when used by our customers. One issue is that when they are borrowing licence, ArcGIS Administrator allows user to choose products he is not allowed access to based on OPT file. Below is out OPT file setup,

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GROUP A user1 user2

INCLUDE Product1 GROUP A

MAX 6 Product1 GROUP A

EXCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT GROUP A

GROUP B user3 user4

INCLUDE Product2 GROUP B

MAX 6 Product2 GROUP B

EXCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT GROUP B

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Issue is that when user1 borrows licence, he can choose Product2 and ArcGIS Administrator will allow him to borrow it for the set period.

Anybody have experienced this? Or is there something missing in our OPT file?

Thanks

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Chris,

You must provide the entitlementID as well as the group. See the example below:

EXCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT entitlementId type {name | group_name}

EXCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT EFL123456789-1010 GROUP A

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Thanks Amnoy. We will test this out.

One thing we also noticed is that even if a user is NOT in our OPT file, the borrowing mechanism still works. So we are not sure if it is a bug or an issue with out OPT file. Seems as long as our users have ArcGIS installation, they can borrow even if they're usernames are not in OPT file.

We are using version 10.6 of the Licence Manager.

Thanks.

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Use the INCLUDE/EXCLUDE parameter for checking out licenses.  Use the INCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT/EXCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT  for borrowing licenses. 

GROUP A user1 user2

INCLUDE Product1 GROUP A

MAX 6 Product1 GROUP A

EXCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT GROUP A

In your option file above, you want everyone in GROUP A to be able to use Product1 and exclude everyone else not included in GROUP A.  You also set a limitation of 6 licenses for Product1 at a time.  By adding EXCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT, you're saying users in GROUP A can use Product1 but cannot check it out.  By supplying the entitlementID for that feature, all users in GROUP A should not be able to borrow that feature license.  But all other users can. 

What is the goal you're trying to achieve?  Perhaps there is a different option.  If providing the entitlmentID solve your problem, great!

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Thanks Amnoy.

If we look at my sample again,

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GROUP A user1 user2

INCLUDE Product1 GROUP A

MAX 6 Product1 GROUP A

EXCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT GROUP A

 

GROUP B user3 user4

INCLUDE Product2 GROUP B

MAX 6 Product2 GROUP B

EXCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT GROUP B

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Our expectation is that:

1. Only the usernames in the OPT file should be able to use\borrow licences.

2. Groups will control who can use a product, INCLUDEs allow to check-out but EXCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT should prevent them from borrowing those products.

Now issue is that when user1\user2 borrows, he seem to be able to borrow products of group B as well, same for user3\4 they can borrow products of groupA.

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GROUP A user1 user2

INCLUDE Editor GROUP A

MAX 6 Editor GROUP A

EXCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT EFL123456789-1010 GROUP A

GROUP B user3 user4

INCLUDE Viewer GROUP B

MAX 6 Viewer GROUP B

EXCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT EFL987654321-1010 GROUP B

Using your example.  I've replaced Product with actual feature name, Editor (Standard) and Viewer (Basic) licenses. 

INCLUDE Editor GROUP A:  All members in group A can check out the Editor license.  Everyone else cannot. 

EXCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT EFL123456789-1010 GROUP A:  Assuming the EntitlementID given is for Editor license.  All members in group A cannot borrow the Editor license but all other users can.  This is why users in GROUP B and any other users can borrow the Editor license. 

This contradict what you were expecting:

1. Only the usernames in the OPT file should be able to use\borrow licences.

2. Groups will control who can use a product, INCLUDEs allow to check-out but EXCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT should prevent them from borrowing those products.

The following is probably what you want:

GROUP A user1 user2

GROUP B user3 user4

INCLUDE Editor GROUP A

INCLUDE Viewer GROUP B

MAX 6 Editor GROUP A

MAX 6 Viewer GROUP B

Here you defined your two groups.  Only members in GROUP A can check out the Editor license.  Only GROUP B can check out the Viewer license.  No one else can check out either licenses.  Also a maximum of 6 licenses can be checked out by either group at the same time. 

INCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT EFL123456789-1010 GROUP A

INCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT EFL987654321-1010 GROUP B

Assuming:

EFL123456789-1010 = Editor

EFL987654321-1010 = Viewer

Using the example above, only members from GROUP A can borrow the Editor license.  Only members from GROUP B can borrow the Viewer license.  A member of GROUP A cannot borrow a Viewer license.  Of course if you want a member from GROUP A to borrow either licenses, you must add it to both parameter. 

Recap: 

INCLUDE:  allows ONLY members in the group to check out a feature license.

INCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT:  allows ONLY members in the group to borrow a feature license. 

EXCLUDE:  do not allow members from the group to check out a feature licenses but everyone else can.

EXCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT:  do not all members from the group to borrow a feature license but everyone else can.

I hope this clears up any confusion. 

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Thanks Amnoy. 

I think we need to verify the borrowing option for groups. Btw how do you check the entitlementID?

Thanks

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GROUP A user1 user2

INCLUDE Editor GROUP A

MAX 6 Editor GROUP A

EXCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT EFL123456789-1010 GROUP A

 

GROUP B user3 user4

INCLUDE Viewer GROUP B

MAX 6 Viewer GROUP B

EXCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT EFL987654321-1010 GROUP B

 

Using your example.  I've replaced Product with actual feature name, Editor (Standard) and Viewer (Basic) licenses. 

 

INCLUDE Editor GROUP A:  All members in group A can check out the Editor license.  Everyone else cannot. 

 

EXCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT EFL123456789-1010 GROUP A:  Assuming the EntitlementID given is for Editor license.  All members in group A cannot borrow the Editor license but all other users can.  This is why users in GROUP B and any other users can borrow the Editor license. 

 

This contradict what you were expecting:

1. Only the usernames in the OPT file should be able to use\borrow licences.

2. Groups will control who can use a product, INCLUDEs allow to check-out but EXCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT should prevent them from borrowing those products.

 

The following is probably what you want:

GROUP A user1 user2

GROUP B user3 user4

INCLUDE Editor GROUP A

INCLUDE Viewer GROUP B

MAX 6 Editor GROUP A

MAX 6 Viewer GROUP B

Here you defined your two groups.  Only members in GROUP A can check out the Editor license.  Only GROUP B can check out the Viewer license.  No one else can check out either licenses.  Also a maximum of 6 licenses can be checked out by either group at the same time. 

 

INCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT EFL123456789-1010 GROUP A

INCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT EFL987654321-1010 GROUP B

 

Assuming:

EFL123456789-1010 = Editor

EFL987654321-1010 = Viewer

 

Using the example above, only members from GROUP A can borrow the Editor license.  Only members from GROUP B can borrow the Viewer license.  A member of GROUP A cannot borrow a Viewer license.  Of course if you want a member from GROUP A to borrow either licenses, you must add it to both parameter. 

 

Recap: 

INCLUDE:  allows ONLY members in the group to check out a feature license.

INCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT:  allows ONLY members in the group to borrow a feature license. 

 

EXCLUDE:  do not allow members from the group to check out a feature licenses but everyone else can.

EXCLUDE_ENTITLEMENT:  do not all members from the group to borrow a feature license but everyone else can.

 

I hope this clears up any confusion. 

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Go to the ArcGIS License Server Administrator > Availability folder.  Double-click on a feature.  It's basically the authorization number follow by "-1010".  

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