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Activating Smart Connection


Activating Smart Connection

Before Smart Connection can be used, a license needs to be activated for it.

Activating Smart Connection can be done in the following ways:

Seat-based licenses versus concurrent licenses

At the highest level, a distinction is made between seat-based licenses and concurrent licenses:

  • Seat-based: In this model, a license is purchased for each 'seat' (individual user) that is going to use the software. Each user can access the software at any time.

Example: You would use this model if you know exactly how many users will make use of the software. For a team of 50 users for example, you would purchase exactly 50 licenses.

  • Concurrent. In this model, licenses are shared between a group of users. As long as not all licenses are in use, additional users can continue to log in. When the maximum number of users is reached, any subsequent user who wants to log in will have to wait until another user logs out, at which time the license is made available for other users to use.

Example: You would use this model if it is unlikely that all users will access the system at the same time. For a team of 60 users you could for instance get a concurrent license for only 50 users. When 50 users are using the software, user 51 is denied access when logging in. When one of the 50 users logs out, that license becomes available and can be taken by another user.

Smart Connection can either be licensed seat-based or based per concurrent user.

  • Seat-based licenses are activated client-side through an activation wizard or through an activation file for activation without user interaction.
  • Concurrent licenses are managed through the License Status page in Enterprise Server.

Activating seat-based licenses through the activation wizard in Smart Connection

Step 1. Display the About WoodWing Plug-ins screen by doing one of the following:

  • Mac OS X: Choose InDesign > About WoodWing Plug-ins or InCopy > About WoodWing Plug-ins
  • Windows: Choose Help > About WoodWing Plug-ins

The About WoodWing Plug-ins screen appears.

The About WoodWing screen

Step 2. Click the Smart Connection icon. The Activate button becomes available.

Step 3. Click Activate. A screen appears informing you that Smart Connection needs to be activated.

The screen for choosing the activate offline option

From here, you have the option to activate over the Internet or offline:

Activating concurrent licenses through the License Status page in Enterprise Server

Step 1. Access the License Status page.

Step 2. Click the link Add Additional Client Licenses.

The License Status page appears.

Step 3. Activate your license by choosing one of the following methods:

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