License Statistics version v66.0 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.
License Statistics v6.0 introduced a new licensing model (2019) that significantly simplifies licensing rules. The old licensing model (2013) is still available to customers for a limited time, as described in License Transition.
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
See Configuring License Statistics for details on configuration file settings.
|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.
Presentation of new licensing model values on License Detail page while using old licensing model for easier transition.
Introduced documentation describing old and new licensing models with comparison.
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.
A new Read-only Restricted access mode allows running functionally limited application without a valid license.
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.