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Manage Group Details

Managing the definition of a Floating License Server Group is performed using the 'Group Details' screen, which will be shown when either the Add or Edit buttons are pressed on the  Mange Group Configuration screen.

Below is Group Details screen loaded with the example admin group that is created when the PCS is first installed:

Note: Whenever the 'Is Admin' option is checked the fields below this will be disabled since they are not relevant to administrator groups.

Below is the Group Details screen loaded with the example user_group3 group that is created when the PCS is first installed:

See the Default Passwords for Floating License Server Help topic for the default passwords for all pre-defined groups.

Floating License Server Group Fields



User Name

The unique user name a group is known by. When an Enterprise Architect client connects to the Floating License Server, it is this value that must be entered as the 'User Name'.


A meaningful description for the current group.


The password for the group.  Along with the 'User Name', the password needs to be entered by Enterprise Architect clients in order to obtain a floating licence.

From version 4.2 all groups that are updated will see the Password saved to the configuration file as an encrypted value, therefore it is no longer possible to simply view the underlying configuration file to determine a group's password.

Is Admin

When this flag is checked it indicates that the current group is only to be used for administering the Floating License Server's configuration via the Configuration Client. 

Note:  Most of the fields below 'Is Admin' will be disabled once this flag is checked; ie Activation, Active Directory Groups, etc.

Active Between

These two date fields define the period of time that the current group is active.  Once a group is inactive users will not be able to connect using this account.

Previously it was possible to define a group that was not restricted to a period of time, however now with the use of the configuration client the same is achieve by defining the end date well into the future.  An empty start date will be shown as '2010-01-01', while an empty end date will be 2050-12-31.


When Enterprise Architect is first installed it will prompt the user for an 'Activation Code' that was supplied with the original purchase, which is a simple four letter code to confirm the user's right to use that version of Enterprise Architect.  By assigning the provided Activation code in this field all Enterprise Architect users will derive the Activation Code along with their floating license from the Floating License Server, thereby removing the need for each client machine to be updated whenever new licenses are purchased.

Note:  The ability for Enterprise Architect to obtain an Activation Code from the Floating License Server was added in Enterprise Architect v15.2 in combination with  Pro Cloud Server v4.2, therefore earlier versions are not able to take advantage of this feature.

Active Directory Groups

This field is used to associate one or more Active Directory groups to the current group.  Each Active Directory groups needs to be specified by its fully qualified name. If you want to define multiple Active Directory groups simply separate each by a comma; that is, a CSV of fully qualified Active Directory group names.  


From Pro cloud Server 5.1 b125 onwards multiple naming formats are now supported. The 'WinNT://' is no longer required and group names can be in the following formats:

  • Canonical (recommended) - eg:

This can easily be copied from the 'Active directory Users and Computers' group properties dialog for the Domain Controller. In the 'Object' tab.

  • Distinguised Name - eg: CN=FLS,OU=Sparx,OU=Apps,DC=my,DC=domain,DC=com
  • Legacy (SAM compatible) - eg: DOMAIN\flsgroup  (note: forward slash also accepted)
  • GUID - eg: {95ee9fff-3436-11d1-b2b0-d15ae3ac8436}  (note: with or without {})
  • SID - eg: S-1-5-21-1046871492-2828434309-3064382539-2414

License Entitlements

Displays a list of License Entitlements for the current group. A License Entitlement consists of a  Product, License Type and Limit.  License Entitlements are uniquely identified by a combination of Product and License Type.  Which means a Group can be defined with both a Full and Academic license type for a single Product.


Selecting this button will display the Group License Entitlement screen in Add mode, and will allow the creation of a new License Entitlement for the current Group.


Selecting this button will display the Group License Entitlement screen in Edit mode and load the details of the selected Entitlement. This button is only enabled when an existing Entitlement is selected in the List of Entitlements.


Selecting this button will delete the entire definition of the currently selected Entitlement from the current Group.  This button is only enabled when an existing Entitlement is selected in the List of Entitlements.