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FlexNet Embedded Release Change Log

FlexNet Embedded Release Change Log

This article documents the FlexNet Embedded release highlights introduced each year, starting from 2020 R3 (2020.07) to present:

Release Description
2024.02: CLS + LLS

Cloud Licensing Service + Local License Server

  • Removed check for java.exe in flexnet.ls 
  • Resolved issue: local license server can now detect FLEXID9 and FLEXID10 dongle IDs
  • Updated third-party components to address potential security issues
  • Resolved issue in FlexNet License Server Manager, which now accepts a count of 0 for returning licenses
  • Uploading a response file in FlexNet License Server  Manager no longer results in incorrect feature counts
2024.01: CLS + LLS

Cloud Licensing Service + Local License Server

  • Client hostids of type USER are now case insensitive.
  • If the borrow interval for a feature is set to 0 in the license model, it is now correctly considered as  unlimited. 
2023.11: CLS + LLS

Cloud Licensing Service + Local License Server

  • Output for the /hostid endpoint for the local license server now includes attribute information such as Physical, Builtin, and Removable, which can help license administrators identify and select the appropriate hostid for scenarios where they want to manually specify a hostid.
  • Dongle libraries required for flexid9 and flexid10 hostids are no longer statically linked in the local license server.
  • Resolved error with failover server.
2023.10: CLS + LLS

Cloud Licensing Service + Local License Server

  • Resolved issue that occurred when the preview response included the requestAll option
  • Linux install script now creates flexnetsas directory under /var/tmp
  • LLS no longer creates lock files in /tmp directory (Linux only)
  • License Server Producer Guide now correctly lists flxBinary.jar (required to run the command-line tool backofficeofflinesynctool) as redistributable
2023.09: CLS + LLS + Client Kits

Cloud Licensing Service + Local License Server

  • New Help button in FlexNet License Server Manager to open documentation from within the application
  • Resolved synchronization issue with failover server

Client Kits

  • Dongle libraries for flexid9 hostids no longer statically linked
  • 2023.09 .NET Core client kit is now .NET Standard 2.0 compliant 
  • FlexNet Embedded Client kits now offer support for the following platforms:
    • Windows Server 2022
    • macOS 12 and 13
    • Nutanix AHV
    • EverRun
  • Resolved .Net Core 2.0 assembly issue
  • Linking against virtualization detection add-on or VM UUI contrib no longer fails
  • Incorrect system time no longer causing internal error 
2023.08: CLS + LLS

Cloud Licensing Service + Local License Server

  • The new user role ROLE_OFFLINE enables producers to grant rights for handling offline endpoint activities to users who should not have full administrative privileges.
  • Resolved pagination issue in License Server REST API for /users endpoint
  • Offline request file no longer corrupted when empty JSON body is sent
  • Resolved an issue with flexnetlsadmin.sh
2023.07: CLS + LLS

Cloud Licensing Service + Local License Server

  • Changes to feature overrides for a product can now be reflected on the relevant instance of the FlexNet Cloud Licensing Service.
  • On Windows, producers can now customize the display name and description of the FlexNet Embedded local license server service. 
  • An issue was resolved where a paginated REST query for usage records caused an exception if more than one page was
    available.
2023.06: CLS + LLS

Cloud Licensing Service + Local License Server

  • The new FlexNet License Server Manager enables license administrators to manage the FlexNet Embedded local license server and its license distribution using a browser-based interface. This new administration tool replaces the previous License Server Manager, which was deprecated in the 2022.11 release.
2023.05: CLS + LLS

Cloud Licensing Service + Local License Server

  • Introduced user-based licensing for producers who want to license software applications or services based on the number of users that can access or use them.
  • Producers who use FlexNet Embedded in combination with FlexNet Operations as their back office can now limit or prohibit binding-break repairs on the local license server.
  • Resolved issue around badly formatted hostids.
2023.03.01: LLS

Local License Server

  • Resolved issue with service shutdown mechanism
2023.03: CLS + LLS

Cloud Licensing Service + Local License Server

  • License server administrators can now use regular expressions when creating rules of access for license pools (previously referred to as “partitions”).
  • Resolved time zone conversion issue for /features endpoint
  • Posting model definition using flexnetlsadmin no longer fails

Local License Server

  • The performance of the local license server has been increased, which results in faster processing of capability requests.
2023.02: CLS + LLS

Licensing Server

  • The open source component Spring Boot has been updated to version 2.7.7. 
  • The LatencyUtils package has been removed from the Micrometer component.
  • Sending a capability request after mapping add-ons or features no longer results in a 503 error.
2023.01: CLS + LLS

Licensing Server

  • The response to the /access_request and /signed_access_request endpoints of the Cloud Monetization API (CMAPI) now includes the value of the Notice field. 
  • In the license server REST API, a new query parameter includeUsageExpiry can return the date and time when a feature expires on the client. 
  • The naming pattern for the access log file has changed.
  • Using the max keyword in a partition which contains features of the same name but of different versions no longer results in unpredictable behavior.
2022.12: CLS + LLS

Licensing Server

  • If several features are available for checkout that only differ in their expiry date, the license server now serves the feature with the shortest expiry which also satisfies the borrow period.

  • The install-systemd.sh install script can now be used to install a server certificate.

  • The License Server Producer Guide includes a new appendix “Workflow Example for Producer-Defined Binding”, with step-by-step instructions to help producers set up binding on a local license server.

  • Updated open-source components:

    • commons-text
    • Jackson databind
    • logback
    • Spring Boot
  • Updated Swagger documentation
2022.11: CLS + LLS

Licensing Server

  • New keyword for feature partitions: Producers and license administrators can use the max keyword to limit the number of feature counts that a single user or device can consume.

  • The API documentation for the local license server is now generated using SpringDoc (OpenAPI 3).

2022.10: CLS + LLS

Licensing Server

  • Calling the /partitions endpoint using GET now also returns partitions that contain no feature counts.
  • A new property server.hostType.order enables producers to specify the order in which the local license server picks the hostid type.
  • Client information returned by the flexnetlsadmin command -licenses -verbose is no longer truncated.
2022.09: CLS + LLS + Client Kits

Licensing Server

  • Preview requests no longer include orphans
  • Resolved an issue where unsynced usages were deleted during synchronization
  • LLS Linux install now honors an externally-specified JAVA_HOME or JRE_HOME variable
  • Self-contained server is no longer supported and will no longer be shipped with the license server

Client Kits

  • Resolved an issue affecting secure anchoring on certain platforms
  • Resolved an issue with calls to retrieve last server update time
2022.08: CLS + LLS

Licensing Server

  • The Cloud Monetization API (CMAPI) responses for the /access_request and /signed_access_request endpoints can now include the renewInterval field.
  • Updated open-source component Spring Boot
  • A new -restore-service-database command restores trusted storage at the service mode installation location (Linux).
  • Resolved an issue with incorrect feature counts which could occur after a license server update.
2022.07: CLS + LLS

Licensing Server

  • Model definitions can now include partitions that have a feature count of 0. This enables producers to upload a model definition that functions as a template, which can be updated with feature counts at a later date.
  • A new -restore-service-database command restores trusted storage at the service mode installation location (Windows only).
2022.06: CLS + LLS

Cloud Licensing Service

  • Cloud Monetization API enhancement: Capability requests sent to the /access_request or /signed_access_request endpoint support passing multiple values per key. This enables producers who use feature partitions to allocate licenses to users who belong to multiple groups.
  • Updated open-source components Spring Boot and Liquibase
  • Resolved issue with flexnetlsadmin’s
    -licenses command
  • Resolved issue with /clients REST endpoint, which now correctly returns all current clients after synchronizing licensing information with the back office

Local License Server

  • Updated open-source components Liquibase and jackson-databind
2022.05: LLS

Licensing Server

  • Cloud Monetization API enhancement: Capability requests sent to the /access_request or /signed_access_request endpoint support passing multiple values per key. This enables producers who use feature partitions to allocate licenses to users who belong to multiple groups.
  • Updated open-source component Spring Boot
  • Resolved issue with flexnetlsadmin’s
    -licenses command
  • Resolved issue with /clients REST endpoint, which now correctly returns all current clients after synchronizing licensing information with the back office
2022.04: CLS + LLS

Licensing Server

  • Support for Windows 11

2022.03: CLS + LLS

Licensing Server

  • Resolved an issue with preview requests using the RequestAll flag. The issue occurred when the license server was provisioned with multiple line items that had different expiry dates, where one of the line items had expired.

  • Minimized blackout time during synchronization with back office

  • Improved error message wording when
    --service-shutdown option is used for a license server running in a console window

2022.02: CLS + LLS + Client Kits

Licensing Server

  • Logging in the license server is now done with Logback, not log4j
  • Added a new configuration property for cipher choice mechanism
  • Resolved flexnetlsadmin communication issue with local license server when a .local URL is used
  • Counts are now updated correctly when a client sends parallel requests to a Cloud Licensing Service instance

Client Kits

  • FlexNet Embedded Client kits now offer support for Microsoft Windows 11 platform
  • Java XT TRA: Log4j 1 no longer bundled with tra-run.jar and tra-gen.jar
  • .Net XT SDKs: Optimized GetFeatureCollection call to enable more efficient handling of capability responses containing large quantities of features
  • C XT SDK: Optimized virtualization detection (Linux only)
  • Identity update utility now includes container_id in types list
  • Updated third-party components (OpenSSL, LibCurl)
2022.01: CLS + LLS

Licensing Server

  • FlexNet License Server Manager now available in the Product and License Center as a separate package
  • Enhanced logic of distributing used feature counts in feature partitions
  • Customers can now pass vendor dictionary values using the /preview_request API
  • Resolved issue where used counts were not updated correctly if a client tried to renew licenses when the corresponding feature is part of a reactivated line item
  • “rate-limit” setting no longer causes flexnetlsadmin command -licenses -verbose to fail
  • Resolved issue where local license server could crash on installation
2021.12: CLS + LLS

Licensing Server

  • Allowed size of model definition for partitions has been increased to 900KB
  • Increased performance of POST requests on /rules endpoint
  • New /features/summaries endpoint returns a summary of available features, grouped by feature name
  • Remodeled logic for returning used license counts to resolve issue of incorrectly calculated counts
  • Resolved issue where preview requests and capability requests for features with overdraft counts were not working as expected
  • Resolved issue with flexnetlsadmin’s
    -licenses option for uncapped metered features
  • Resolved issue affecting the sorting of checkout filter features
2021.11: CLS + LLS

Licensing Server

  • A new directive “vendor string matches” enables license administrators to allocate feature counts to partitions based on variables specified in the vendor string. After use, feature counts are returned to their original partition.
  • The /clients API no longer returns inconsistent results when queried with and without the hostid parameter
2021.10: CLS + LLS

Licensing Server

  • User-based reservations are now working as expected
2021.09: LLS + Client Kits

Licensing Server

  • New support for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
  • Reservations are no longer automatically converted to partitions, resolving a compatibility issue where the conversion of reservations into rules could lead to incorrect license counts in the resulting partitions
  • References to Jackson-databind 2.2.3 have been removed from OfflineSync tools
  • Resolved issue where licenses could be available for checkout from a cloned local license server
  • Capability response utility capresponseutil now supports the optional parameter enterpriseId

Client Kits

  • References to Jackson-databind 2.2.3 have been removed from OfflineSync tools
  • Resolved false-positive tamper detection issue
2021.07: CLS + LLS

Licensing Server

  • Producers can now disable the creation of access logs by setting server.accessLogPattern=none in producer-settings.xml.
  • The wording of log entries for rejected capability requests has been improved. Entries now indicate when a request has been denied due to a feature partitions rule rejection.
  • The response to a call of the /health endpoint now includes a new trustStatus property, which indicates whether a trust break has occurred.
  • Resolved an issue where license counts in partitions were not correctly re-allocated after an updated model definition was uploaded to the license server.
2021.06: CLS + LLS

Licensing Server

  • New licensing.defaultTimeZone setting to configure the timezone the server uses to determine feature expiry date, start date, and issue dates
  • Resolved license count handling when the reservation group or partition is deleted while the count is in use
  • Resolved license count handling when reservation groups are deleted and recreated with different feature counts
  • Fixed license leakage issue when feature counts change while features are checked out
2021.05: CLS + LLS + Client Kits

Licensing Server

  • Fixed OptimisticLockRefreshException error when adding a new reservation entry
  • Failover synchronization issues have been resolved
  • Increase in failover database size issue is fixed
  • Third-party software modules have been upgraded

Client Kits

  • New support for macOS ARM
  • Resolved calendar issues for Java XT kits
  • C-XT kit no longer crashes if year exceeds 3001 on Windows platform
  • Vulnerability CWE-327 addressed
2021.04: CLS + LLS

Licensing Server

  • Conditional operator support added to Feature Partitioning rules
  • Resolved issue preventing reserved counts from being automatically renewed
  • Fixed license count issue caused by reservations groups repeatedly being deleted/created
  • Changed mechanism for local license server-FlexNet Operations HTTPS communciation
2021.03: CLS + LLS

Licensing Server

  • New streaming interface /clients and /features endpoints to query large client tables, hence improving the performance
  • Resolved VMUUID detection issue on Google Compute Cloud (Windows only) for LLS
  • The REST API /clients endpoint now returns the served clients when the borrow interval was set to 0s on both CLS and LLS
  • Resolved time zone conversion issue for feature expiry on both CLS and LLS
  • The issue with borrow granularity unit is now fixed
2021.02: CLS + LLS

Licensing Server

  • Support for JSON-format Logging on the Local License Server (LLS)
  • Integration of LLS Logging with External Systems like Graylog, Elastic Stack
  • Fixed the synchronization issue in failover scenario
  • Improved performance for querying /clients endpoint for both LLS and CLS
  • Fixed the trailing slash in JAVA_HOME system environment variable in LLS
  • Correct version of OpenSSL reported in the LLS
  • A number of third-party software modules used in the FlexNet License Server Manager have been upgraded.

2021.01: CLS + LLS

Licensing Server

  • New activeOnly query parameter has been introduced for /features endpoint for both CLS and LLS
  • Return of counts for multiple activation IDs with identical expiry date issue has been fixed on CLS
  • Resolved client expiry issues on CLS
  • Support for PKCS #12 keystores in LLS
  • Resolved VM_UUID detection issue on Google Compute Cloud for LLS
  • Resolved MAC address issue related to hostid case sensitivity.
2020 R3 SP3 (2020.12): CLS + LLS + Client Kits

Licensing Server

  • License activation using REST API and .NET on both LLS and CLS
  • Usage reports could show duplicate rows with a feature count value of zero for every checked in feature is fixed on CLS
  • Enhanced the model definition upload using the /rules API for long list of hostids—containing 10,000 hostids on both LLS and CLS
  • Used feature counts correctly returned to license pool after effective borrow interval expired
  • Updated open source third party components and dependencies have been removed
  • Resolved flexnetlsadmin to CLS communication issue
  • Fixed the issue that caused error while running local license server(LLS) in console mode

Client Kits

  • Improved Cloud Platform detection which fixes the that occasionally detect and return an incorrect hostid value for VM_UUID
  • Resolved VM_UUID detection issue on Google Compute Cloud
  • Releasing of system resource

2020 R3 SP2 (2020.10): CLS + LLS + Client Kits

Licensing Server

  • Springfox-Swagger has been upgraded to version 2.9.2 in both LLS and CLS. This upgrade addresses potential security issues.
  • Spring Boot has been upgraded to version 2.1.2 in both LLS and CLS to address potential security issues.
  • Enhanced Logging Functionality on the Local License Server. A new logging style configuration parameter has been introduced for the LLS, to configure timestamp behaviour.
  • Resolved below FlexNet License Server Administrator Issues
    • “-reset” command resets the security.enabled policy back to its original default value set by the producer.
    • “-licenses” command now returns correct feature count
    • “-licenses -verbose” command now returns correct value for available counts
  • A number of third-party software modules used in the FlexNet License Server Manager have been upgraded

Client Kits

  • Fix for potential memory leak (Linux XT only)
2020 R3 SP1 Hotfix (2020.07.1): CLS only

Licensing Server

  • Feature counts are now consumed from correct activation id. For metered features, counts could be consumed from an incorrect activation ID. This issue was due to a change in the sequence of returning used counts.
  • Resolved Client Expiry Timer issue
  • Fixed incorrect expiry date
2020 R3 (2020.07): CLS + LLS + Client Kits

Licensing Server

  • Feature Partitions
  • The maxCount field now indicates how many counts of a feature are available,
  • regardless of how many counts have been requested.
  • The active hostid set using FlexNet License Server Manager or using the REST APIs now persists in the database. It is no longer necessary to reset it after a server reboot
  • Improved FlexNet License Server Administrator Output
  • Resolved REST API pagination issue
  • CLS performance improvement
  • Resolved server borrow interval issue
  • Updated open source component Jackson Databind in FlexNet License Server Manager
  • In the FlexNet License Server Manager user interface added new Start Date column and New Device Alias column

Client Kits

  • Identical Correlation ID generation issue has been addressed (C XT SDKs only)
  • Resolved issue related to connecting to server via proxy (C XT SDKs on macOS
  • only).
  • Resolved issues with redirected URLs (.NET XT SDKs only).
  • Amazon AWS EC2 detection no longer causes XT client crashes (XT SDKs only)
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