License Statistics version 6.0 includes the enhancements and fixes detailed below. Most of these improvements were made in response to customer feedback. For more information on how we incorporate customer feedback into our development process, see Customer-driven development.
For information about activating your License Statistics license, see Activating a License Statistics license on Windows or Activating a License Statistics license online.
This release is a result of our hard work to improve the License Statistics user interface's performance and usability. We achieved these improvements by replacing the outdated Ext JS 4 framework with Ext JS 6 and by reducing the number of technologies used (including removing PHP, OpenSSL and Apache HTTP Server for easier maintenance).
Details about the changes introduced in this release are given below. For larger installations, we strongly recommend testing the upgrade procedure before running License Statistics v6.0 in production. If you have any questions or problems, please contact X-Formation Support.
Due to technological stack changes, we modified the structure of the xflicstat.cfg configuration file. A number of configuration options were removed and new options added. In addition, stricter validation of the file was introduced. As a result, you must use the new configuration file delivered with License Statistics v6.0 and adjust it to your needs instead of simply copying the old xflicstat.cfg file from previous installations.
Highlight of configuration file changes
- Strict validation of the configuration file structure will block any xflicstat.cfg file that contains deprecated options and License Statistics will fail to start.
- Removed options (related to removed PHP, OpenSSL and Apache HTTP Server) include:
- Newly introduced options (related to new licensing model and new SSL configuration) include:
- Options that were available for troubleshooting, but were previously undocumented include:
See Configuring License Statistics for details on configuration file settings.
License Statistics v6.0 includes the following enhancements.
|New user interface|
New layout of login screen.
|LICSTAT-13311 to LICSTAT-13318|
New layout of Administration pages.
|LICSTAT-13306 to LICSTAT-13310|
New layout of Preference pages.
|LICSTAT-13297 to LICSTAT-13305|
New layout of Report pages.
|LICSTAT-13294 to LICSTAT-13296|
New layout of License Servers pages.
|LICSTAT-13290 to LICSTAT-13293|
New layout of Feature pages.
|Additional user interface enhancements|
Improved consistency of error messages.
Landing page is displayed whenever License Statistics is upgrading or initializing.
Redesigned layouts to manage email notifications.
Redesigned layouts to configure LDAP and mail servers.
Improved combo boxes displaying long lists with additional filter.
Reorganized Settings panels on reports.
Extended Current License Usage chart with additional data.
Improved General Panel with additional information.
Saving license server verification report is now independent from application server.
Introduced navigator in all charts with large amount of data to support zooming.
Introduced new notification popups.
Charts are now hidden when there is no data to show.
Extended routing now allows for external links to various pages.
Replaced automated redirects with suggestions to move to different section.
Introduced ability to add custom message on login page.
|Improved application architecture|
|LICSTAT-15976||Update lacutil to v5.|
Upgraded Java JDK to v12.0.1.
Upgraded list of supported platforms and browsers.
Upgraded LM-X to v4.9.12.
Changed folder structure due to architectural changes.
Upgraded Ext JS to v6.6.0.
Replaced Apache HTTP Server with Apache Tomcat.
Support for new structure of the license file.
Removed support of user-host calculation for new licensing model.
Introduced new License Detail page presenting License Statistics license details.
Upgrading license server version without valid maintenance was prevented.
Added support for new licensing model rules while maintaining old licensing model.
Added API endpoint to get licensing details.
Translation of license server status on exported reports.
Removed inconsistencies of exported reports with user interface.
Extended API endpoint for Current Users report.
Improved API endpoint for license servers in terms of handling host names and ports.
Improved consistency of parameter names for various endpoints.
Extended API endpoint for listing license servers.
Extended API endpoints for operations on general options.
Extended API endpoints for operations on Misc options.
Improved consistency of filter parameter types for various endpoints.
Improved consistency of parameter types for various endpoints.
Improved error message for invalid email address.
Improved validation while editing License Statistics user's email address.
Added API endpoints to configure importing data from LDAP.
Added API endpoints to configure authentication rules using LDAP.
Extended API endpoints for getting session details.
Added API endpoints to control email subscriptions.
Added API endpoints to authenticate License Statistics users.
Added API endpoints to configure connection to email server.
Added API endpoints to configure connection to LDAP server.
More strict validation of xflicstat.cfg configuration file.
Improved xflicstat.cfg configuration file structure and description.
All historically hidden configuration file options have been published and documented.
Removed ability to remove historical data older than specified date.
Removed internal mechanism that attempted to rerun License Statistics after a single component failure.
Dropped functionality of grouping rows on Current Users grid.
Database structure file (database_structure.sql) has been removed from installer files.
Ability to store User Interface preferences in database per user account has been temporarily disabled.
Logging failed query results.
Redirection to HTTPS is gracefully disabled for non-root user on Linux.
Refreshed graphics in the Windows installer.
Improved database validation on startup.
Introduced mechanism controlling size and number of stored log files.
Obsolete License Statistics options have been cleared out.
Improved consistency of license server statuses.
SSL implementation replaced with Java.
Add ability to set email address when creating user.
License Statistics v6.0 includes the following fixes.
|Issues related to previous User Interface|
|LICSTAT-15697 LICSTAT-13875||Fixed an issue with Cancel button not working properly when adding a new license server.|
|LICSTAT-15107||Fixed an issue with obtaining proper timezone for PHP.|
|LICSTAT-13553||Fixed an issue with missing gaps on Usage History Comparison chart.|
|LICSTAT-13038||Fixed an issue with missing logout warning message on session expired.|
|LICSTAT-12781||Fixed an issue with incorrect column behavior while hiding and resizing Feature sub-columns on grids.|
|LICSTAT-12015 LICSTAT-11628||Fixed an issue with failing to saving state of form settings on some reports.|
|LICSTAT-8695||Fixed an issue with incorrect behavior of Settings panel after it was collapsed.|
|LICSTAT-6735||Fixed an issue with unresponsive user interface while loading Usage Comparison chart that was too complex.|
|LICSTAT-16057||Fixed an issue with querying redundant Dassault license servers.|