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rbrunet
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Auto-Provision - to use or Not to use?

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Hello, 

we are new to flexera, still trying to figure things out.

We will be using FNO (Flexnet Operations Cloud) with Flexnet Embedded.

My question is related to the "Auto-Provision" option. We would like to use it, (not sure how else we can generate license servers and entitlements without it), but it comes with a bunch of limitations such as not allowing Transfers of licenses to other accounts.

We will have our webstore create the accounts and entitlements automatically, so multiple accounts/merging of accounts/obsoleting accounts will happen... 

how else can we do this?

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Moderator jberthold Moderator
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Re: Auto-Provision - to use or Not to use?

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Hi @rbrunet ,

The Auto-Provision attribute of a license model provides a turnkey method for the following actions following creation of an Entitlement:

1) Creation of a Cloud License Server for the Entitled Account (If one does not already exists)

2) Mapping of the full entitled quantity of licenses to the Cloud License Server

Without Auto-Provision, following creation of the Entitlement either you (or the end Customer if enabled) will need to create a Cloud License Server for the Customer and then map the licenses to the server.   This process can either be done manually or programmatically via web services.

For non-usage based license models, the licenses can always be removed (un-mapped) from the Cloud License Server and returned to the Entitlement.  Once removed they can be mapped to a different license server.

Best regards,

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Moderator jberthold Moderator
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Re: Auto-Provision - to use or Not to use?

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Hi @rbrunet ,

The Auto-Provision attribute of a license model provides a turnkey method for the following actions following creation of an Entitlement:

1) Creation of a Cloud License Server for the Entitled Account (If one does not already exists)

2) Mapping of the full entitled quantity of licenses to the Cloud License Server

Without Auto-Provision, following creation of the Entitlement either you (or the end Customer if enabled) will need to create a Cloud License Server for the Customer and then map the licenses to the server.   This process can either be done manually or programmatically via web services.

For non-usage based license models, the licenses can always be removed (un-mapped) from the Cloud License Server and returned to the Entitlement.  Once removed they can be mapped to a different license server.

Best regards,

rbrunet
Flexera beginner

Re: Auto-Provision - to use or Not to use?

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Thank you.

I'll ask my webdev team to review the API and see what can be done on that side.

 

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Moderator ejohnson1 Moderator
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Re: Auto-Provision - to use or Not to use?

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Info:

 

v3/ManageDeviceService

 

1.  createDevice

2. linkAddonLineItems / deleteAddonLineItems for full counts and incrementAddonLineItems / decrementAddonLineItems for partial counts.