How To: Perform Basic Tasks in Version 3 (KB4)

 Adding a product, designing a SKU, and issuing a license in the SLP Online Service are among the first steps in protecting intellectual property and enforcing licensing policies.

 Important: When you want to create a fictional product when evaluating or trialing the SLP Online Service you must do so only in an evaluation account. This is because creating a product is a one-time process — a product cannot be deleted or modified once licenses have been issued against it.

To Add a Product  

  1. Log on to the SLP Online Service.
  2. Click Manage Products in the top navigation bar
  3. Click Add Product button.
  4. Enter a name and version for the product (required).
  5. Enter a description for the product (optional).
  6. Click OK to save the new product.

To Define Product Features 

  1. Log on to the SLP Online Service.
  2. Click Manage Products in the top navigation bar.
  3. Select a product in the Products table by clicking on the relevant entry. This table is directly below the Add Product button.
  4. Click Edit
  5. Click Add Feature.
  6. Add the Name (required) and Description (optional) of the feature.
  7. Click OK to save the new feature.
  8. Repeat Steps 5 - 7 to add more features. Continue to add as many features as you want.

To Create a SKU

  1. Log on to the SLP Online Service.
  2. Click the Manage SKU tab on the top navigation bar. This brings you to the first step of the Create a SKU wizard
  3. Step1 – Add Product and Features
    1. Enter Name (required) for the new SKU.
    2. Select whether the SKU is intended for either Commercial or Non-commercial use
    3. Enter the Suggested Retail Price (SRP) of the SKU and indicate whether it is intended to be licensed on a Single or Multiuser basis. (Online Help is available on this topic.)
    4. Select the Product upon which this new SKU is to be based. This will display the available features for inclusion in the new SKU.
    5. Select the product Features that are to be included in this SKU by clicking the corresponding check box.
    6. You can optionally edit the feature level restrictions by clicking on Edit link on the feature row.
    7. Click Next
  4. Step 2: Set Attributes
    1. Select whether the License is to be associated with a Client Machine or not. The default is to be machine locked.
    2. Select YES orNO for Virtual Machine field to indicate whether the software is to be permitted to run on Virtual Machine such as Microsoft Hyper-V or VMWare
    3. Optionally add a Description for the SKU
    4. Click Next
  5. Step 3: Set Time Limits
    1. For perpetual licenses set No Expiration for perpetual license; this disables the following fields relating to time limited licenses: Expiration Date, Days to Expiration and Renewable.
    2. For time limited licenses select Expiration Date or Days to Expiration (mutually exclusive options):
      1. Enter an Expiration Date if you want license to expire on a given date
      2. Enter Days to Expiration to indicated the number of days after which the license will expire from date of activation
    3. Set the Renewable field if you wish the license to be renewable e.g. subscription license
    4. You can optionally set a Start Date before which the product cannot be activated; the default is the date on which the SKU is created
    5. Finally you can optionally set a Grace Period during which the product will continue to operate after license expiry
    6. Click Next
  6. Step 4: Set Usage Limits
    1. Set Maximum Activations i.e. the number of times a license for the SKU can be activated; the default is 3
    2. Set Maximum Instances per Client to dictate how many instances of your software can run on a machine
    3. Set Maximum Total Usage to indicate total number of times the SKU can be used; the default is unlimited
    4. Set Collect Usage – if YES then usage data will be selected for all features marked appropriately; the default is NO.
    5. Click Next
  7. Step 5: Summary
    1.  Review all settings for the SKU and, if necessary, modify these by clicking on the Modify link in the appropriate section
    2. When happy with the SKU settings click Create SKU 

To Create a License from SKU

1. Log on to the SLP Online Service.
2. Click Manage SKU in the top navigation bar
3. Click Create Licenses from SKU in the left hand navigation panel which brings you to the first step of the “Create License from SKU” wizard
4. Step 1: Find SKU
1. You can either
• search for a SKU (if you have a large number of SKUs
• select a SKU from the table of available SKUs
2. Click on the Create License link in the selected SKU
5. Step 2: SKU Details
1. You can view the details of the SKU license on this page; to view the features included click on the link Click to show/hide Features in this SKU
2. Click Next
6. Step 3: Create License
1. Enter the Number of Licenses to be created (default is 1)
2. Enter a Description to be included in the license description field (optional)
3. Sect a Customer from drop down list of customers; you can choose Default if you do not wish to assign the license(s) to a customer.
4. Click Create License
7. You will be presented with the page Activation Keys Ready for distribution which displays the Activation Keys generated. You have the option to copy these to the clipboard for export into Excel etc.