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 Account to determine rights and permissions to KODiAC Cloud Services, which in turn grant access to other managed materials. Licensing specifics are described 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 update/ install the software, enable optional components, modify Organization settings, Convert your Individual Account to an Organization, and Transfer Administrator control to another Account.
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 (respectively). 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.
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.
Update Client allows you to initiate operations using a downloaded :Foundation Client package.
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.
If your License is expired, or will soon expire, you will (future) be able to submit a request to Extend the License Period. Submit a request directly to Support when the button isn't enabled.
The first Account created with an Organization is, by default, the single Administrator. There are few differences between an Administrator and Delegate, though it is often useful to transfer responsibility to another, for example if you provision the Organization (team) then decide to formalize corporate management with IT Security.
Coordinate this request through Support using the contact information at the end of this article. This will require that an authorized Organization representative submit a formal request that specifies the intended Administrator, who must be a previously-established Delegate Account holder.
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 immediately. Your Account is reduced to Delegate Privileges which can - and should - be subsequently removed if not absolutely necessary (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 applied 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.
Comms Configuration (Disabled)
At the time of this writing, as of v9.7.x, 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. This may change in the future, and as it does, the existing options will be replaced (or enabled if in alignment).
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 described in an independent article, Version Chain Policy. This must be enabled by Support before you can make changes. Changes to these options result in a prompt if not an immediate Refresh Login on modification, as they apply immediately.
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This article was updated w/ v9.4.2 of the :Foundation Client