Software License Management Cloud Registration and Configuration Guide

Introduction #

Software License Management Cloud is a software licensing and delivery model where software is hosted and licensed from a third party by subscription. Organizations chose the Cloud in order to outsource hardware and software maintenance and reduce IT costs. OpenLM offers a Cloud solution, which enables organizations to implement license monitoring systems with minimal installation and maintenance efforts.

This document is a quick guide for basic installation and configuration for SaaS solutions. It assumes that OpenLM Broker is already installed on license servers that will be used in conjunction with Software License Management Cloud.

In order to implement the Software License Management Cloud solution, organizations need to do the following:

  • Register to Use the Software License Management Cloud
  • Configure OpenLM Broker for Software License Management Cloud

For additional information that gives broader perspectives on Software License Management Cloud, OpenLM Broker, and the OpenLM system, please see the following documents and resources:

Please contact our support team ( with any questions about Software License Management Cloud configuration.

Register to Use the Software License Management Cloud Solution #

To begin to use the Software License Management Cloud solution, users must register. The following steps lead you through the registration process.

  • Visit the OpenLM Free-Trial page on the company website.
  • Locate the link that prompts signing up for Software License Management Cloud (either hosted on European Union Server or USA Server, see Figure 1).

Figure 1: The registration boxes on the Free-Trial page with a link to register for Software License Management Cloud.

  • Select a desired server location. This will open the registration page (see Figure 2).
  • Fill in all the fields on the form (all fields are required). You must also check the agreement to terms and fill in the robot check code, which is case-sensitive (see Figure 3).

Figure 2: The US Cloud registration form completely filled out. Note the EU form is similar).

  • Click the Register to Now button. The form is checked and submitted. When the submission is successful, the applicant receives a confirmation screen (see Figure 4), and an email is sent to the address provided for validation (be sure the address will not be blocked by spam filter).

Figure 3: The registration confirmation screen.

  • Check the email inbox provided for the validation email. The email will contain a link to confirm your registration.
  • Click the link in the email. This will open a new browser window and confirm the successful validation. It will also prompt a second email that contains login details and further instructions.

Figure 4: The registration validation success screen.

  • Locate the login information in the email. It will look something like Figure 6.

Figure 5: Login segment of the validation email.

  • Click the link to log in. A browser window will open to the login page (see Figure 7).

Figure 6: The Software License Management Cloud login screen.

  • Enter the Username and Password from the OpenLM Cloud – login details email (see Figure 8).

Figure 7: The Login screen with Username and Password entered.

  • Click the Login button. This will open the Change Password prompt in the same browser window (see Figure 9).

Figure 8: The Change Password screen.


  • Enter a new password in the second field. [NOTE: The password must be longer than 10 characters, at least one lowercase (‘a’-‘z’), at least one uppercase (‘A’-‘Z’), at least one non alphanumeric character.
  • Enter the new password for confirmation in the second field. This must exactly match the password entered in previous step..
  • Click the Change button. The password will be stored for the account, and the user will be returned to the login screen (as in Figure 7) to log in with the changed password.
  • Login again with the Username and new password by entering the parameters and clicking the Login button. This will open the home screen for Software License Management Cloud Portal (see Figure 10).

Figure 9: The Software License Management Cloud Portal

  • Click LET’S GO. The Active Products tab opens:

Figure 10: The Software License Management Cloud Portal Active Products tab

  • Each product should be activated as per your needs.
  • Note the first product that must be activated is the Software License Management Cloud.
  • Click on Software License Management Cloud→ACTIVATE.

Figure 11: The Software License Management Cloud Activation window

  • It will take a few moments until the Product moves to the Active Products pane:

Figure 12: The Software License Management Cloud Activation process ongoing

  • When the panel turns blue, click Open:

    Figure 13: The Software License Management Cloud Activation process finished
  • The Welcome to OpenLM Cloud screen opens:

    Figure 14: OpenLM Cloud Welcome tour guide

Configure the license monitoring on Software License Management Cloud #

To start monitoring the licensing data, the first thing to be done is to configure a License Manager. There are two options:

  • Automatic, which requires the OpenLM Broker configuration on your license Server machine. The Software License Management Cloud creates a secure connection over a dedicated port between the OpenLM Broker and the cloud-resident OpenLM Server.
  • Manual: no other installation is required. This configuration is dedicated to FlexLM License Manager.


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