When you purchase licenses for Sybase Adaptive Server products, you are issued a Sybase Software Asset Management Certificate. The certificate has the following information for each product:
This information is used by SySAM to build the license file, with new licensed features appended to the end of the file. Here is a sample license file, license.dat:
SERVER server1 ANY 4100
VENDOR SYBASE $SYBASE/$SYBASE_SYSAM/bin/SYBASEUSE_SERVERINCREMENT ASE_SERVER SYBASE 12.5 PERMANENT 1000 123456789123 SN=10001 OVERDRAFT=10000 ck=0INCREMENT ASE_JAVA SYBASE 12.5 PERMANENT 1000 123456789123 SN=10001 OVERDRAFT=10000 ck=0INCREMENT ASE_DTM SYBASE 12.5 PERMANENT 1000 123456789123 SN=10001 OVERDRAFT=10000 ck=0INCREMENT ASE_HA SYBASE 12.5 PERMANENT 1000 123456789123 SN=10001 OVERDRAFT=10000 ck=0
ASE_<FEATURE> is the feature name, such as ASE_SERVER, ASE_JAVA, and so on.
12.5 is the version number.
Feature Count immediately follows the license type, PERMANENT.
SN=10001 is the Order Number.
OVERDRAFT= ### is the maximum licenses that can be checked out.
123456789123 is a 12-digit number representing the authorization code.
The authorization code is case sensitive. If you make a mistake while entering the authorization code, correct it by accessing the license file with a text editor, making the necessary changes, and saving the file.
The file is located in $SYBASE/$SYBASE_SYSAM/licenses/license.dat.
WARNING! Tampering with any portion of the licenses file other than the authorization code invalidates the license.