Kevin Kempf's Blog

October 21, 2009

Licensing Products in 11i: adlicmgr.sh vs. OAM license manager

Filed under: 11i, Utilities — kkempf @ 2:28 pm

We’re looking at implementing an 11i product which we purchased but never implemented, and as I began to look at the setup steps from an administrator standpoint, I became re-acquainted with an license manager.  As the cobwebs shook free, it began something like this…

adlicmgr.sh is the command line tool used in the olden days, which requires a X session and command prompt access to the applications server.  In order to avoid problems, you first export the classpath, change to the right directory, and then launch it:

$ export CLASSPATH=$AD_TOP/java/adlicmgr.zip:$CLASSPATH
$ cd $AD_TOP/bin
$ ./adlicmgr.sh

Oracle Applications License Manager (Java)

Oracle Applications License Manager (Java)

From here, you wander through a few screens and try to find the product you wish to license, or, alternatively, you can review what is already licensed.

License or Report

License or Report

Good luck finding your product!

Good luck finding your product!

I happened to be looking for iProcurement, and it was nowhere to be found on the list.  To make things worse, the list isn’t even sortable!

I gave up on this and went into the OAM version of license manager… what an improvement!  The URL for OAM is, as a reminder:

https or http://appserverhostname:port/servlets/weboam/oam/oamLogin

OAM Site Map

OAM Site Map

From here, you get to this screen; I used the Products link under License at this point…

Screenshot-Oracle Applications Manager - Mozilla Firefox

Screenshot-Oracle Applications Manager - Mozilla Firefox-1

From here, I landed at this screen which had a few options.

Despite my screen shot, the correct selection to simply add 1 product is License Component Application.

List of Components Available to License

List of Components Available to License

From here, it’s just follow the bouncing ball; select the component by checking it, hit next, next and you are told:

Success

Success

That’s all there was to it… if I was using the command line adlicmgr.sh program, I believe I’d still be looking for the product… or it could be that it’s just not as updated with the new product names and abbreviations as OAM is.

I should make one final disclaimer: Just because you’re able to license a product doesn’t mean you’re legally able to use it.  In other words, if you bought the 11i ERP for one product, there’s nothing to stop you from illegally licensing the whole suite.  Except an army of Oracle lawyers if they ever catch you in an audit…

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