About the FotoWare license tool
When rolling out a number of FotoStation in a network environment it will often be useful to automate the activation of the license on each computer using a logon script. This can be done by creating a logon script that runs on every computer where FotoStation has been installed.
FotoStation includes an executable file that can be run in a logon script with additional parameters to activate and deactivate the software, to repair an activation and to dump activation information to a text file.
This executable file is located in the FotoStation app bundle, located in /Applications/FotoStation Pro.app/Contents/MacOS/fwlicensetool
When scripting installation of FotoStation, the license tool can be run to perform a regular online activation of a volume product key.
The utility can also be used to troubleshoot activation problems, as the parameters below illustrate.
|-?, -h, --help||Displays help text with all possible options|
|-v, --version||Displays the current version of the utility|
|-a, --activate <license>||Activate a license key|
|-l, --list||List all activated licenses|
|-d, --deactivate <Fulfillment ID | License key>||Deactivate a license|
|-r, --remove <Fulfillment ID | License key | "all">||Remove a license|
|--repair||Repair a BROKEN license. Simply run command without additional options to repair all broken licenses on the system|
|-p, --proxy <proxyserver:port>||Use HTTP proxy server during activation or deactivation|
|-c, --credentials <username:password>||Provide proxy credentials (Currently Mac only)|
|--oa, --offline_activation <License key>||Create an offline activation request file*|
|--or, --offline_response <Filename>||Read and activate the offline activation response file*|
|-i, --installservice||Install FlexNET license service (Windows only)|
|-u, --uninstallservice||Uninstall FlexNET license service (Windows only)|
Offline activation notes
Offline activation is used when the computer where the FotoWare software is activated does not have a working Internet connection.
An offline activation consists of these steps:
- Generating an offline activation request file on the computer that's intended to run the software
- Uploading the activation request file to FotoWare: Go to https://licenses.fotoware.com/offline-activation (requires a FotoWare Customer Portal account) to upload the file
- Using the response file received in the previous step to activate the software on the computer
The command used to create the activation request file in step 2 above and the command to activate the offline response file in step 3 are shown in the table above.