Cresset uses the Reprise License Manager for licensing. Using RLM involves running a server which is responsible for handing out licenses to software that you wish to run. View the end user manual for RLM. The license server is supplied as a Windows installer and as a relocatable RPM for Linux.
The RLM license server opens a random empty port for serving Cresset licenses to client machines. This port will need to be visible through any firewall or proxy. If required, it is possible to manually set the port that is used by editing the appropriate line in the RLM server license file (N.B. this is only necessary if using a proxy or firewall between the client machines and the server): Change line
ISV cressetbmd '/opt/cresset/rlm/bin' 'rlm.opt' <port_no>
<port_no> is the number of the port that you wish to open across the proxy or firewall.
To add new or additional license files to an existing cresset_rlm server you need to copy the Cresset supplied license file to the appropriate directory (default is /opt/cresset/rlm/licences on Linux and C:\Program Files\Cresset-BMD\Licenses on Windows) then set the server to reread the license files. To do this go to the web portal (http://<hostname>:5054) and click on the 'cressetbmd' button in the 'REREAD' column. On the next page please check that the ISV box contains 'cressetbmd' and then click the 'REREAD/RESTART' button. If you are having problems then please contact Cresset support.
If you are already using the RLM supplied by another vendor then there is no need to install the cresset_rlm package. You will need a special Cresset settings file and your Cresset supplied license. The Cresset settings file together with detailed instructions on this action can be obtained directly from Cresset support.
Once a license server is running, the Cresset applications need to be given a license file that details the location of the license server. You should have been supplied with a typical license file together with your server license but it is straightforward to create your own. The application license file is two lines:
host <hostname> any 5053
where hostname is the machine name of the computer running the rlm server. The text file containing these lines MUST have the extension '.lic' in its name (e.g., 'server.lic'). In Linux, the application license file should be placed in one of the following locations:
In Windows, the license file should be placed in one of the following locations: