NCache 4.6 - Online Documentation

Post Installation License Management for UNIX

 
When you install NCache Java Client on your system, it is installed as an “Evaluation Copy” by default. You can use this evaluation copy for 60 days after which it expires and NCache Java Client stops working. You can either Activate NCache Java Client License (for a purchased copy) or Extend Evaluation Period (for a trial version).
 
If you are using a purchased copy of NCache Java Client, we recommend you to activate its license right after installation in order to avoid inconvenience.
 
Activate NCache Java Client License
 
After you have purchased NCache Java Client licenses and installed NCache Java Client, you can activate your copy of NCache Java Client. Activating NCache Java Client saves you from the trouble of NCache Java Client expiration and you can use it for as long as you want. If you have internet connection on your machine, follow the Online Activation process to activate your license, otherwise, follow the process Manual Activation.
 
 
If your computer has Internet access, we will suggest you to follow the simple and one-step Online Activation process .
 
Online Activation
 
Online activation is the fastest way to activate NCache Java Client but requires your machine to have Internet access. In order to activate your NCache Java Client copy through online activation, follow the steps given below:
 
  • In UNIX terminal of your server machine, go to the location where you have installed NCache Java Client.
 
  • Navigate to the bin\activation folder to access the activate-cmd tool:
 
[root@servername]# cd ~/NCache_install_dir/bin/activation
 
  • Run the activate-NCache Java Client-cmd tool as follows:
 
[root@servername]# ./activate-cmd -k key -f first-name -l last-name -e email [option[…]].
 
You get the following output on successful license activation:
 
Thank you for registering your copy of NCache Java Client.
 
  • You can customize the license activation process through the following properties:
 
Switch/Properties
Purpose
-k(Required)
--licensekey
Specifies the License key you received from Alachisoft
-f(Required)
--firstname
Specifies first name of the user
-l(Required)
--lastname
Specifies last name of the user
-e(Required)
--email
Specifies last name of the user
-m
--manual
Enables manual mode
-a
--authcode
Specifies the Activation Authorization Code that you received in an email or generated through the Alachisoft website.
-c
--company
Specifies user’s company name
-r
--address
Specifies address of the user
-t
--city
Specifies city name of the user
-s
-state
Specifies state of the user
-y
--country
Specifies country of the user
-z
--zip
Specifies postal/zip code of the user
-p
--phone
Specifies phone number of the user
-h
--help
Displays a detailed  help screen
-G
--nologo
Suppresses displaying the logo banner
 
Manual Activation
 
Manual activation means you manually activate your copy of NCache Java Client through the following process:
 
  • In UNIX terminal of your server machine, go to the location where you have installed NCache Java Client.
 
  • Navigate to the bin\activation folder to access the activate-cmd tool:
 
[root@servername]# cd ~/NCache_install_dir/bin/activation
 
  • First generate an Activation Request Code through the command:
 
[root@servername]# ./activate-cmd -k key -f first-name -l last-name -e email -m
 
The output of this command is an encrypted text. This encrypted text is called Activation Request Code. You will use this code later to request an Activation Authorization Code which is required to activate NCache Java Client.
 
  • There are two ways to generate Activation Authorization Code.
 
  1. Send an Email to support@alachisoft.com to request an Activation Authorization Code. In your email, please copy the Activation Request Code you generated through the pervious step.
  2. Generate Activation authorization Code from Alachisoft website.
 
  • Once you have the Activation Authorization Code, run the following command:
 
[root@servername]# ./activate-cmd –a activation-authorization-code
 
  • Your copy of NCache Java Client is successfully activated. You will get the following output on successful activation:
 
Thank you for registering your copy of NCache Java Client.
 
  • You can customize the license activation process through the following properties:
 
Switch/Properties
Purpose
-a
(required)
--authcode
Specifies the Activation Authorization Code that you received in an email or generated through the Alachisoft website.
-G
--nologo
Suppresses displaying the logo banner
-h
--help
Displays a detailed  help screen
 
Generate Activation authorization Code from Alachisoft website.
 
An alternative to sending an email to receive the Activation Authorization Code is to directly generate an Activation Authorization Code from the Alachisoft website. This method is less time consuming than as it saves you from sending an email and waiting for a reply. Please follow these steps to get the Activation Authorization code:
 
  • Enter the License Key.
 
  • Click Find and then click the Activate NCache link. 
 
  • NCache Java Client Email Activation page is displayed.
 
  • On the Email Activation page, enter the Activation Requested Code you generated through the –m flag in activate-cmd tool.
 
  • Click Verify. The Activation Data Verification page appears.
 
  • Verify the information displayed on this page and click Activate!
 
  • The next page that opens shows you the required Activation Authorization Key.
 
  • Once you have generated this key, please follow the steps described in Manual Activation  to complete your registration process.
 
Extend Evaluation Period
 
When you install NCache Java Client on your system, it is installed as an “Evaluation Copy” by default. You can use this evaluation copy for 60 days after which it expires and NCache Java Client stops working. When NCache Java Client expires, it is time for you to either purchase NCache Java Client licenses or if you need an extension to your evaluation period, you can obtain an “Extension Key” from Alachisoft Sales. Please send an email to sales@alachisoft.com (or to your account manager if you’re in touch with him/her already) and ask for an extension key. You are provided with a 30-day extension key.
 
You can extend your trial version only 4 times; after that you will have to purchace NCache Java Client licenses in order to use NCache Java Client.
 
Once you have obtained the extension key, please follow the following steps to extend your evaluation period:
 
  • In the UNIX terminal of your server machine, go to the location where you have installed NCache Java Client.
 
  • Navigate to the bin\activation folder to access the activate-cmd tool:
 
[root@servername]# cd ~/NCache_install_dir/bin/activation
 
  • Run the extend-evaluation-cmd tool through the following command:
 
[root@servername]# ./extend-evaluation-cmd –e evaluation-key
 
You will see the following output message on successful extension of your evaluation period:
 
NCache Java Client Evaluation period has been extended.
 
  • You can customize the license activation process through the following properties:
 
Switch/Properties
Purpose
-e(required)
--extensionkey
Specifies the evaluation extension key you received from Alachisoft
-h
--help
Displays a detailed  help screen
-G
--nologo
Suppresses displaying the logo banner.
 
 
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