Importing files from the license server machine - AN4057 - OpenLM Software License Management
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Importing files from the license server machine – AN4057


OpenLM enables users to import text files from the license server machine on to the local machine running the EasyAdmin web application. This capability has been proven useful in environments of restricted access , separating OpenLM users from license administrators.


The  is installed on the license server machine. It is configured to interface specific files, relevant for different aspects of license management and monitoring. These files include:

  • License server log files
  • License files
  • FlexLM Options files
  • ArcGIS Audit log files


OpenLM users can configure the OpenLM Server to send a request to the OpenLM Broker, for the contents of these text files. The OpenLM Broker will respond with the required text, and the EasyAdmin web application will provide the ability to download this contents to the local web-browser machine.



The Start → Widgets → “License servers” window displays the files visible by the Openlm Broker. Click the ‘Files’ hyperlink, and select a file to download. The image below demonstrates downloading an options file for Solidworks:



The URL and physical location to which the file will be downloaded are set in the EasyAdmin Start → Administrator → “File fetching”.



Changing one of the fields;  “File fetching URL” configuration or physical location (“Download directory”) will require a respective change in the other field. These fields are interconnected.


When using the default LightTPD web server, these fields are connected in the lightTpd configuration file, normally located at:

C:\Program Files (x86)\OpenLM\OpenLM Server\WebServer\LightTPD\conf\lighttpd.conf

The default string relating the Physical location with the URL address is:

alias.url = ( “/openlm_downloads” => “C:\ProgramData\\OpenLM\\Downloads” )


When using the IIS web server, the linkage between the URL line and the physical directory is done explicitly.


After clicking the ‘Download’ button, the user will be presented with the download URL, and will be prompted to download the file to a physical location. This is presented in the image below.