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Manage DSLS Licence Authorisations

If you have a large pool of licences available on a single DSLS licence server, then it often becomes more difficult to manage the licences available. For example in CATIA V5, a single user can select all available licences. The problem with this is that the user can consume several licences in one session of CATIA when in reality the user only requires a single licence.

In the DSLS Licence Administration Tool you can set authorisations on each licence to allow or deny users from accessing them. Below is an example of how to set authorisations to only allow a group of users to use a specific licence. See the example below.


We have 4 users and 2 groups.

We will assign the group of users to access to certain licences only.

DSLS Authorisations 1.


If I double click on Group A, you can see that I have 2 users assigned to this group (bchan and apatel).

NOTE: Usernames are from windows login username.

DSLS Authorisations 2.  


Group B shows dmeyrick and rbaines

DSLS Authorisations 3. 


To add the rule, you need to select Authorizations tab then the licence you intend to add a rule to.

Right-Click > Allow/Deny/Reserve/Limit/Composite. We will use Allow as our example. Allow will only allow the users/groups specified to access the selected licence.

DSLS Authorisations 4.  


Select Type: User group

Select Name: Group A

DSLS Authorisations 5.


Click Add and Group A will be added.

DSLS Authorisations 6.  


Licences with Rules applied will be highlighted green.

DSLS Authorisations 7. 

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