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FlexNet Publisher Release History

FlexNet Publisher Release History

This article documents the FlexNet Publisher Licensing release highlights introduced each year, starting from 2008 to present:

Release Description
2024 (11.19.x)
  • Introduced Ecomms Between Secure Utilites and Vendor Daemon
  • Support for MacOS14
2023 (11.19.X)
  • Support for Nutanix AHV
  • Enhanced the Amazon Web Service Instance
  • Resolved loss of User Checked Out Information During Time Out
  • The ability of FlexNet Publisher to extract the serial number from the NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) SSD Windows system disk has been improved
  • Third-Party Library Updates
  • Support for MAC 13 (Certificate is fully supported and TS supported via workaround )
  • The lmadmin graphical user interface has been enhanced to display a borrowed license’s expiration
  • Resolved an external researcher reported a Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability in the lmadmin web user interface
  • Resolved incorrect Client Data Issue with the Inactive License
  • Usage reporting in lmgrd and lmadmin installers (Windows and Linux)
  • Support for transferred counted license model
  • Non-LSB compliance Linux kits with latest versions of FlexNet Publisher
  • Platform support for Mac 12.5.1 and Mac 13.1
2022 (11.19.X)
  • TLS-based encrypted communication between client and vendor daemon
  • New Environment Variable for flexlm Diagnostics Log’s Path
  • lmadmin safety: user-lockout for 10 mins after 3 unsuccessful password attempts
  • Security updates
  • The Wibu dongle drivers have been upgraded from v6.51 to v6.60
  • Support for Windows 11 OS
  • Support for Visual Studio 2022
  • Enhancements for Secure Communication
  • Added an optional command line option “-datestamp”
  • Support for macOS 12.0 beta Monterey
  • New API: lc_dupuserlist
  • New Obfuscation Mechanism for Client and Server Communication
  • Third-Party Library Updates
  • SafeNet dongle drivers have been upgraded to version 8.43.
  • Support for RHEL 9
  • Support for macOS 12.0 Monterey
  • Support for Windows Server 2022 OS
2021 (11.18.X)
  • Support for Windows Server 2022 OS
  • Support for macOS 12.0 Monterey
  • Batch Checkout
  • Docker container (locking server/feature lines with Container_ID)
  • Borrow Cache Improvements
  • Support for lmadmin on macOS 11.0 Big Sur
  • Support for macOS 11.0 Big Sur on Intel Architecture
  • The Ubuntu platform is now supported for Safenet (FLEXID9) dongles
  • Security updates
  • New Vendor Variable for Detecting Licenses with Clients During Network Disconnect
  • Introduced a New Error Message for FlexNet Licensing Service
  • Change in Detection Technique Under Azure Cloud Environment
  • The Safenet dongle drivers have been upgraded from v8.21 to v8.23.
2020 (11.17.X)

  • Automatic rollover of server log
  • Re-Introduction of Common Vendor Daemon
  • APIs to support containerization/docker
  • Efficient Reservations (API Based)
  • Everrun Hypervisor Support
  • LM_PROJECT Extension 
  • lmstat to report on project
  • lmswitch with rollOver option
  • Utility to obfuscate username in server log (For GDPR)
  • License validation utility
  • Introduction of Asynchronous lc_vsend
  • New Diagnostics - Client Message Based Diagnostics
  • Examples for Server and Client - Automated Recovery of Trusted Storage
  • Timezone message protocol simplification
2019 (11.16.x)
  • Lmstat enhancements –no-user-info
  • Reserved buffer for utilities MAX_CONN
  • UMN1 Enhacements
  • Connections limit by options file
  • Relative path support for Vendor Daemon
  • Server behavior changes on ReRead
  • Support for macOS Notarization
  • Protocol simplification for performance improvement
  • TsActDiag with FNP publisher toolkit
2018 (11.15.x - 11.16.x)
  • FNP support for ARM architecture
  • Trusted Storage Diagnostics & Health Checks
  • 64-bit lmadmin
  • launchd compliance on macOS for lmadmin and lmgrd
  • Position-Independent Executables (PIE) on Linux
  • Security Fixes and Updates
  • INCLUDE/EXCLUDE options for checkout from trusted storage
  • Physical binding to TPM on Windows
  • Username anonymity in REPORTLOG
  • lc_feat_list enhancement
  • Option to configure SOAP communication in lmadmin
2017 (11.14.x - 11.15)
  • Security Updates
  • TPM (Trusted Patform Module) host-id
  • Virtualization detection for certificate based application without FNLS
2016 (11.13.x - 11.14.x)
  • Partial Available Checkout
  • Server shortcodes
  • Borrow enhancements
  • lmadmin Active Directory integration support
  • Visual Studio 2015 support
  • Improvements to Cloud support
  • -2 -p -local option enhancement
  • VCG support on XFS filesystems
  • FlexNet Licensing Service, Virtualization and Performance Improvements
  • Extracting Client HostID from Vendor Daemon (VD) Callbacks
2015 (11.13.x)
  • Security Fixes
  • Improved Server Stability
  • Performance fixes for java clients
  • Vendor daemon callback for OVERDRAFT licenses
  • Cloud and Virtualization Enhancements
2014 (11.11.x - 11.13)
  • Activation borrow reclaim on trusted storage
  • Improved virtualization support for trusted storage based licensing
  • Options file keywords for activation borrow
  • Determining license source of a feature
  • Dongle updates
  • PACKAGE support with trusted storage
  • Trusted Storage license server automatic reread
  • Vendor daemon hardening
2013 (11.1.1 - 11.12)
  • Virtualization Support for Activation and Trusted Storage
  • Elimination of cross version signature
  • Enhanced license server diagnostics in the debug log
  • Support for Windows 8 and Server 2012
  • Windows SafeSEH compatibility
  • Local Activation for Server-Side Trusted Storage
  • Scheduled checks on Updates in Trusted Storage
  • Non-English Characters in Activations
  • Software Tagging Now Supported for lmadmin and lmgrd
  • Callback for Vendor Daemon Shutdown
2012 (11.10.1 - 11.11, 10.8.10)
  • Support for Prepped Trusted Configuration
  • Support for Xen Virtual Environments
  • UMN4 for Linux Machine Identification
  • Support for Mac OS X 10.8.x
  • Purge Option for lmborrow
  • Override Feature for IP Addresses
  • Support for New Ethernet Device Names on Linux
  • Support for Teamed Ethernet Interfaces
  • Activations for License Servers in Bandwidth-Restricted Environments
  • Retrieve Response XML From Online Activations
  • Support for Mac OS X 10.7.x
  • lmadmin Security Fixes
2011 (11.9.1 - 11.10)
  • Support for Licensing in a Cloud Environment
  • Support for Mac Lion
  • Ability to Run lmbind Outside of a Hypervisor Console OS
  • Virtualization Support for Activation and Trusted Storage
  • Improved Support for Secure Data Types in License File-Based Licensing
  • Support for Active Directory Users and Groups in lmadmin
  • WhiteHat Certification for lmadmin
  • Support for Flexid 9 Dongle with 2GB of Flash Memory
  • Java Toolkit Supports Dongles from Wibu-Systems
2010 (11.8.0 - 11.9.0)
  • Virtualization: Support for Hyper-V
  • lmstrip Improvements
  • Dongle support for WibuKey, from Wibu Systems AG,
  • Support for Visual Studio 2010 Compiler
  • C# Wrapper for Activation APIs
  • Composite Transactions (for Trusted Storage
  • Licensing)
  • Virtualization: lmbind and UUID of an ESX Virtual Container
2009 (11.6.1 - 11.7, 10.8.8 - 10.8.9)
  • Support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
  • Support for Windows Server 2008
  • Support for Hostids from Virtual Ethernet Adapters on Windows Platforms
  • Improved UMN2 on Windows
  • Trusted Storage Backup
  • Installer for lmadmin
  • Linux Standard Base (LSB) certification
  • Time zone licensing
  • Trial packs
  • Automatic Re-Read in Options File
2008 (10.8.7 - 11.6)
  • GUI-based License Server Manager - lmadmin
  • Licensing Toolkit Supports Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and 64-bit Intel Hardware
  • Activation API Functions to ‘Cancel’ a Failed Return Request
  • Support for Multiple Ethernet Hostids on Some Platforms
  • Support for Machine Virtualization - VMware ESX Server


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