Starting with TDM (Test Data Manager)/ARD (Agile Requirements Designer) version 3.1.2 and continuing with future releases, the licensing has changed from a Component Activation to a Compound License for the TDM product line, while the ARD product is sticking with the Wibu Licensing schema.
Here is the breakdown for the various components:
ARD and TDM 3.1.2 and above.
New compound licensing schema:
You will find that you may need to enter the license key for TDM into a couple of different modules when they start up for the first time. The TDM license only needs to be installed through Datamaker to update the Repository. Test Data On Demand will check the Repository for the license. There is no need to push the license to end user machines that only use TDoD. If there are several repositories, then again connect Datamaker to every repository to add the license details.
If other components are used like GTSubset, FDM, Javelin, or GTEDI, then a file based license will need to be generated by starting any one of the components. This will ask for the same TDM license string. Once it is successfully entered, it will create a file in C:\ProgramData\CA\TDM called lic.dat (No, it cannot be installed elsewhere as into a different drive, different folder, etc. It is hard coded to be in this folder.) You can copy this file to other systems within your organization into the specified folder (C:\ProgramData\CA\TDM).
The Wibu licensing is based upon an Internet Server that the ARD product connects to. If this is not possible, then a file based license will have to be requested.
In general, when a new ARD contract goes through CA Licensing, an internet based Online License is generated and emailed to the contact on the order. This is a 25-character key with 5 fields, 5 characters in length, separated by hyphens Online License. In order to utilize this license key, please refer to one of the Knowledge docs or Documentation links below that describe the process to install Online ARD Licenses.
If your organization does not allow direct access to the internet, they you will have to request an Offline ARD license. In order to accomplish this, please refer to one of the Knowledge docs or Documentation links below that describe the process to obtain an Offline ARD license and install it.
Note: If you have TDM version 3.1.1 and below, the licensing schema has not changed. It is component based licenses. As a result, for every licensed component, you may end up with a separate license key.