The system requires a valid protection key which must be activated on the ABBYY activation server.
ABBYY FlexiCapture supports two types of protection key:
- hardware protection key
- software protection key
Hardware protection key
A hardware protection key is a "dongle" you plug into a USB port on your computer.
The hardware protection key must be plugged into a USB port on the computer on which you installed the Licensing Server. The hardware protection key can only be activated automatically via the Internet.
The parameters of your license are stored in the protection key. If you received your license on a USB dongle, you don't have to activate your license. Simply connect the USB dongle to the computer.
Important! To ensure the normal operation of the hardware protection key, make certain that the standard SmartCard is running.
Software protection key
A software protection key is a computer file ("license file").
The software protection key must be activated on the ABBYY activation server. Activation is performed in the ABBYY FlexiCapture License Manager, which starts automatically once the Licensing Server has been installed.
The data required for activation is sent to the server in the form of a Product ID which is generated based on the information about the computer on which ABBYY FlexiCapture is installed. No personal information is used to generate the Product ID and this code cannot be used to identify the user.
- Automatically via Internet (recommended)
Activation over the Internet takes seconds to complete and requires an active Internet connection.
- By e-mail
An e-mail message is automatically generated on the computer where you installed the Licensing Server. This e-mail message contains the data required to activate your license file. To ensure a quick response form the activation server, please do not alter the text of this message.
- By e-mail from another computer
To send an activation e-mail message from a different computer, you must first generate an e-mail message on the computer where the Licensing Server is installed. Then paste the body text of this e-mail message into an e-mail on your other computer and sent it to the ABBYY activation server. To ensure a quick response form the activation server, please do not alter the text or subject of this message.
You can re-install the Licensing Server on one and the same computer any number of times without activating it anew. However, if you make major changes to the hardware, format the hard drive, or re-install the operating system, you may need to activate the license file again.
For each serial number, the number of activations is monitored. If you exceed the maximum number of activations, you will no longer be able to activate your license file. You can release an activated license by initiating a deactivation procedure. This will decrement the activation counter.
Managing your licenses
Licenses can be added, activated, selected, deactivated and information about each license can be viewed in the ABBYY FlexiCapture License Manager, which is installed together with the Licensing Server.
To launch the ABBYY FlexiCapture License Manager select Start → All Programs → ABBYY FlexiCapture 12 Servers → FlexiCapture 12 License Manager.
Adding a new license
To add a license:
- In the ABBYY FlexiCapture License Manager main window, click Activate....
- Enter your new serial number, click Next and follow the instructions of the ABBYY FlexiCapture Activation Wizard.
Note: If no licenses have been added, when you launch the ABBYY FlexiCapture License Manager, the ABBYY FlexiCapture Activation Wizard is launched automatically and the program prompts you to enter your serial number.
Updating a license
You can update your license by loading the up-to-date license information from the ABBYY registration server:
- In the ABBYY FlexiCapture License Manager window, select the license to update and click Update....
- Select an update method and update your license.
Selecting a working license
To select a license to be used:
- In the ABBYY FlexiCapture License Manager window, select the license you wish to use.
- Click the Select button or choose Select from the shortcut menu of the license.
For information about managing tenant licenses, see Using tenant licenses in the Administration and Monitoring Console Help.
In the License Parameters field, you can view the following parameters for a selected license: serial number, license type, restrictions on the number of stations and development tools, time and performance restrictions, etc.
Note: Depending on the license type, restrictions on the number of stations can be specified either separately for rich and Web-stations or together for both types of stations.
Deactivating a license
To deactivate a license, in the ABBYY FlexiCapture License Manager window, right-click the license to deactivate and select Deactivate from the local menu.