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Configure license tracking for client device and addressable device

License tracking for client devices and addressable device is enabled by default. License reports are available in the MobileFirst Operations Console. We can specify the following JNDI properties to change the default settings for license tracking.


Overview

Note: License tracking for client devices and addressable device is enabled by default. Configure license tracking only if you need to change the default settings.

Note: If you have a contract that defines the use of token licensing, see also token licensing for MobileFirst Server, we must install the Rational Common Licensing library and configure your application server to connect MobileFirst Server to the Rational License Key Server.">Installing and configuring for token licensing.

License tracking for client devices and addressable device is enabled by default. We can specify the following JNDI properties to change the default settings for license tracking.

mfp.device.decommission.when
The number of days of inactivity after which a device is decommissioned by the device decommissioning task. License reports do not count decommissioned devices as active devices. The default value for the property is 90 days. Do not set a value lower than 30 days if your software is licensed by Client Device or by Addressable Device, or license reports might not be sufficient to prove compliance.
mfp.device.archiveDecommissioned.when
A value, in days, that defines when decommissioned devices are placed in an archive file when the decommissioning task is run. The archived devices are written to a file in the IBM MobileFirst™ Platform Server home\devices_archive directory. The name of the file contains the time stamp when the archive file is created. The default value is 90 days.
mfp.device.decommissionProcessingInterval
Defines how often (in seconds) the decommissioning task is run. Default: 86400, which is one day. The decommissioning task performs the following actions:

  • Decommissions inactive devices, based on the mfp.device.decommission.when setting.
  • Optionally, archives older decommissioned devices, based on the mfp.device.archiveDecommissioned.when setting.
  • Generates the license tracking report.
mfp.licenseTracking.enabled
A value that is used to enable or disable license tracking in IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation. By default, license tracking is enabled. For performance reasons, we can disable this flag when IBM MobileFirst Platform Foundation is not licensed by Client Device or by Addressable Device. When device tracking is disabled, the license reports are also disabled and no license metrics are generated. In that case, only IBM® License Metric Tool records for Application count are generated.

For more information about specifying JNDI properties, see List of JNDI properties for MobileFirst runtime.

For more information about license tracking, see License tracking.

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