Releasing a Floating License

The floating license you are using will be released and returned to the pool if any of the following occur:

  • The connection with the license server is lost.

  • The Oxygen XML Author plugin will consume one license from the server's pool of licenses if at least one Oxygen editor window is opened (not necessarily focused). In other words, if a user wants to release a license, all Oxygen editor windows must be closed.

  • You exit the application running on your machine, and no other copies of Oxygen XML Author plugin running on your machine are using your floating license.

  • You register a Named User license with your copy of Oxygen XML Author plugin, and no other copies of Oxygen XML Author plugin running on your machine are using your floating license.

  • Your computer idles for more than 2 hours.
  • Your system administrator manually revokes the license.
Tip: To prevent your floating license from being released, you can use the Lock floating license action available in the Preferences dialog box (go to Window (Eclipse on Mac OSX) and choose Preferences > Oxygen XML Author plugin. You can use the same action to unlock the license and your system administrator also has the ability unlock your license.

To release a floating license on demand, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Preferences dialog box and click Register.
    The license registration dialog box is displayed.
  2. The license key field should be empty (this is normal). If it is not empty, delete any text in the field.
  3. Make sure the Use a license key option is selected.
  4. Click OK.
    A dialog box is displayed asking if you want to reset your license key.
  5. Select between:
    • Use the last one - Falls back to your previous license key. Use this option if you want to release a floating license and revert to a Named User license.
    • Reset - Removes your license key from your user account on the current computer.
    The Reset button erases all the licensing information. To complete the reset operation, close and restart Oxygen XML Author plugin.