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Can I use my FSB also in a client server environment?

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Yes. Up to CodeMeter Version 5.10, you have to install the CodeMeter Development Kit including the Firm Code for CmDongle and/or CmActLicense on both the server computer and the clients which use the network to access the Firm Security Box (FSB) on the server.

Beginning with CodeMeter Version 5.10, a fully installed CodeMeter Software Development Kit (SDK) on the server computer is no longer required for access to the FSB. A lean installation of CodeMeter as FSB server in a network environment now requires only an installed runtime and the 'CmFirm.wbc' file. We recommend an update to the most current CodeMeter version.

In addition, the FSB on the server computer must be made available as accessible over the network.

Server

For installing the CodeMeter Runtime, Firm Code import, and FSB availability on the server, please proceed as follows:

  • Install the CodeMeter Runtime you have downloaded from our website at www.wibu.com/en/downloads-user-software.html.
    Note: This step is not necessary, if you already have the latest CodeMeter Runtime installed on the computer acting as server.
  • Import the Firm Code(s)s obtained from Wibu-Systems.
    For the licensing system CmDongle this is the file CmFirm.wbc. For the licensing system CmActLicense these are the files CmActFirm-XXX.wbc and CmFirmFI-XXX.wbc. XXX stands for the CmActLicense Firm Code.
    To start the import, please proceed as follows:
    • Drag&drop the file(s) onto the open CodeMeter Control Center.
      Alternatively: Open the "File | Import License" menu item and select the file(s) using the dialog.
    • Configure the FSB for access on the network. Please proceed as follows:
      • Open CodeMeter WebAdmin.
      • Navigate to page " Configuration | Access Control".
      • Activate the option "Access FSB" and click the "Apply" button.
      • Navigate to the the page " Configuration | Server".
      • Activate the option "Run Network Server" and click the "Apply" button.
      • Open CodeMeter Control Center
      • Click the "Process | Stop CodeMeter Service" menu item to stop the service.
      • Click the " Process | Start CodeMeter Service" menu item to restart the service

Client

For installing the CodeMeter Development Kit, Firm Code import, and the FSB availability on the client computer, please proceed as follows:

  • Install the CodeMeter Development Kit you have downloaded after registration from our website at https://www.wibu.com/en/downloads-developer-software.html.
    Note: This step is not necessary, if you already have the latest CodeMeter Development Kit installed on the computer acting as client
  • Import the Firm Code(s)s obtained from Wibu-Systems.
    For the licensing system CmDongle this is the file CmFirm.wbc. For the licensing system CmActLicense these are the files CmActFirm-XXX.wbc and CmFirmFI-XXX.wbc. XXX stands for the CmActLicense Firm Code.
    For the import, please proceed as follows:
    • Drag&drop the file(s) onto the open CodeMeter Control Center.
      Alternatively: Open the "File | Import License" menu item and select the file(s) using the dialog.
  • Configure the network settings, if the server computer is not found. Please proceed as follows:
    • Open CodeMeter WebAdmin.
    • Navigate to the page "Configuration | Network".
    • Enter the IP address or DNS name of the server computer into the server search list.
    • Click the "Apply" button.