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STEP 7 -- Setting up development environments -- Installing / transferring licenses
Why is the license not recognized when opening STEP 7?
What is the remedy for when the Automation License Manager V4.0 hangs in the "Search" dialog?
Why can you not start the Automation License Manager V4.0?
Information on the topic of "Installing / transferring license keys"
How do you store licenses on a server and protect them from unauthorized access?
How can you deactivate the Trial License when the message appears indicating that the Trial License has expired, although the Floating License has been installed?
How can you recover defective licenses and authorizations?
How can you keep SIMATIC license files working and avoid loss of authorization?
How do you install, uninstall and upgrade authorizations?
How can you open the Automation License Manager when the message "No connection to the License Key Handler" appears?
What options are there for transferring a license key to a PC without floppy disk drive?
How can you use license keys that are located on a central computer (server) on a local computer?
How can you install the Automation License Manager when the installation in Windows 2000 is aborted with the message "Server service not active"?
How do you install, uninstall and upgrade license keys?
Why does a message appear in STEP 7 stating that there is not a license key present even though the relevant license key is installed?
What is the difference between authorizations and license keys?
What should you take into consideration when using STEP 7 in conjunction with the Automation License Manager?
Difference between ALM and SIMATIC Logon
Difference between ALM and SIMATIC Logon
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QUESTION:  
What are the differences between theAutomation License Manager (ALM) and SIMATIC Logon?

ANSWER:  
The Automation License Manager is the tool supplied for STEP 7 V5.3 for managing the License Keys in STEP 7. The use of SIMATIC Logon requires a fee. It provides user administration for both the SIMATIC Software and the License Keys. The following brief description of the functions shows the differences between both programs.

Automation License Manager V1.0

  • Transfer of License Keys to the local hard disc.
  • Transfer of License Keys via network PC (ALM must be installed on the server).

Fig. 1: Settings of ALM V1.0

Automation License Manager V1.1

  • Transfer of License Keys to the local hard disc.
  • Transfer of License Keys to a network PC (ALM must be installed on the server).
  • Use of License Keys on a network PC (ALM must be installed on the server).

Fig. 1: Settings of ALM V1.1

SIMATIC Logon

SIMATIC Logon is a software-package that assigns authorizations for SIMATIC applications and facility areas. It includes following components:

  • SIMATIC Logon Service
    The basis package with central access protection for SIMATIC applications and plant areas.
  • SIMATIC Logon Service STEP 7.
    An option package for embedding SIMATIC Logon Service into the SIMATIC Manager.
  • SIMATIC Logon Admin Tool - permits tasks administration.
    An option package that facilitates the assignment of authorizations (Windows-Groups, function-related rights , ...) for the tasks of an application (SIMATIC BATCH, WinCC, ...). 
    The access protection can be started by logging into the Logon-feature (keyboard), via a chip card-reader or via other devices.

Note:
Using the option packages requires the installation of the basic package. 


 Entry ID:19021092   Date:2004-05-28 
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