How Does Capstorm License Management Work?
This article explains how Capstorm license management works and provides tips on diagnosing license management problems.
When a Capstorm product connects to Salesforce it also checks for a valid product license in the file “license.txt”. The “license.txt” file will be located in the same directory as the script used to launch the Capstorm product. If a license.txt file is not found or a valid non-expired license is not found in the file, the Capstorm product will issue a request to the Capstorm license service to retrieve (or generate) a license.
When issuing the license request to the Capstorm license server, the CapstormCustomerKey.txt file will be used to identify the installation. If the CapstormCustomerKey.txt file is not valid, a message indicating the issue will be shown.
If a Capstorm product fails to retrieve/generate a license it is usually because the connection is blocked by a firewall rule. Diagnosing and confirming this condition can be done using a web browser. Here’s how.
To retrieve or generate a license, a Capstorm product makes a https request in the following form:
- salesforceOrgId is the full 18 character unique identifier of your Salesforce organization.
- productName is the name of the product for which a license is desired.
- productVersion is the version number of the product.
If the request is successful the license server will return a JSON string in the following form:
Information from the JSON string will be added to the product’s license.txt file.
If a firewall is blocking access to the Capstorm license server then pasting a license request into a browser will almost always provide a meaningful message. If you receive a “Connection Refused” response then a firewall is likely blocking access to license.capstorm.com. You need to tell your network administrator to open ports 80 and 443 to license.capstorm.com (184.108.40.206).
Here are a few URLs you can click on to test the connection to the license manager: