This article explains the SSProtect License and Components interface, with links to other articles with additional configuration detail.
SSProtect uses a single License for each SSProtect Organization (or Individual Account) to determine rights and permissions to KODiAC Cloud Services, which in turn grants access to other managed materials. License details are explained in the article SSProtect Licensing.
License and Components Interface
This display is available, from the context menu, to all Users. An Organization Administrator, Delegate, and Individual Account holder can make changes, which apply to all Accounts in an Organization, or to your Individual Account. The interface allows you to:
- Convert an Individual Account to an Organization (Administrator)
- Submit an AWS Registration Code to apply a purchased License
- Extend an Expired Trial License
- Update/ Install the :Foundation Client and/ or SSProtect :Email
- Transfer Organization Administrator control to another Account in the Organization
- Change the active Component Configuration
- Modify the Conversion Mode and vChain Policy
Updating and Installing
On the right side of the display, you will see two buttons that allow you to manually launch an update or installation of the :Foundation Client or :Email Outlook Add-In. This is independent from the Automatic Update procedure executed each time you Login to your Account. Refer to the articles, Updating the :Foundation Client and, 1st Time Use for associated details.
Update Client allows you to initiate operations using a downloaded :Foundation Client package.
Install :Email is automated in full, first providing insight into whether or not your Outlook Add-In is installed, up to date, or newer/ older than the latest release. Follow prompts to have the system acquire and install/ update the latest Add-In.
License, Server, and Organization Data
The top portion of the display provides KODiAC Cloud Services connectivity specifics and on the right, License details.
Convert allows Individual Account holders to create an Organization managing additional Accounts. Refer to the article, Migrating to an Organization Account, for details.
RegCode is used to apply an AWS Marketplace Subscription License to an existing (Trial) Organization
Extend allows you to request a time extension to a Trial License. This option is available once, at any time during Trial License use or after the Trial Expires - whether it enters the Gap Period or is assigned a free Basic License. When granted, your Trial License is re-assigned to your Account/ Organization, typically with an additional 7 days of Active operation.
The first Account created with an Organization is, by default, the single Administrator. There are subtle differences between an Administrator and Delegate, and transfers are typically carried out when a team manages internal deployment before transitioning to a central authority (IT).
Coordinate this request through Support using the contact information at the end of this article. This requires an authorized representative to submit a formal request specifying the new Administrator, who must be an established Delegate in the same SSProtect Organization.
Once authorization is complete, the Transfer button will be available for you to carry out the final operation. This prompts you for the name of the authorized Administrator, then applies changes. The existing Administrator Account is transitioned to Delegate Privileges. Remove the Account, or consider removing Delegate Privileges, if/ when not required (principle of least privilege).
In the License control group, you will see a set of indicators associated with SSProtect components. For components that aren't enabled, there is a <component> Request indicator next to a checkbox you can use to dispatch a request for activation. Requests are handled individually, and may require contact with authorized personnel in your Organization.
When a component activation request is granted, it is available to all Accounts in the Organization you manage (as the Administrator or Delegate) - or to only your Individual Account. Components are activated and managed differently, with details in the article, Adding Features/ Components.
Note that you can't always request changes to your License, depending on how it was provisioned. For example, AWS Licenses are managed through the AWS Marketplace interface. Also, Individual Accounts cannot add :Respond or :xRecovery, since these Component Services are only available to SSProtect Organizations.
If you need to add a Component and cannot, as a Privileged User, contact Support for assistance.
Comms Configuration (Disabled)
At the time of this writing, you do not have the ability to affect the way in which :Foundation Client communications are carried out when exchanging data with KODiAC Cloud Services. If and as this changes in future releases, this text will be updated with further insight.
Conversion Mode Settings
These options apply to Conversion as described in the article, Operating Modes. Choose each option and acknowledge subsequent prompts. Changes apply to all Accounts in your Organization (or to your Individual Account).
Version Chain Policy
Version Chaining is an advanced topic described in an independent article, Version Chain Policy. Changes to these options result in a prompt if not an immediate Refresh Login on modification.
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This article was updated w/ v11.0.4 of the :Foundation Client