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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

IBM Common Licensing
IBM Common Licensing Technology

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Description: IBM Common Licensing offers a license management solution for IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management (ELM) or IBM Rational products. With IBM Common Licensing, your organization can track or monitor licenses and evaluate the licenses of various products that organization uses. The products provide various licensing models that offer the flexibility to manage and obtain optimum license usage. The license management tools consist of web applications that help you purchase licenses, administer license servers, and prepare reports. The report presents a view of the license by product. You can prepare various useful reports to understand and analyze the product licenses usage in an organization. With different types of reports, you can prepare detailed metrics for the total number of licenses for a specified set of products.

IBM Rational License Key Administration has been renamed to IBM Common Licensing.

Prior Versions:
Rational License Key Administrator (LKAD) is used to enter or import license keys and change the license configuration of Rational products in use by the organization. This product includes functionality to assist users in borrowing and returning licenses and preparing reports.

Versions 8.1.4 and earlier of this product use an embedded Apache Derby database. Starting with version 8.1.5 however, an IBM DB2 database is used instead of Apache Derby. The database is used to store license usage information.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has not been assessed by the Section 508 Office. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v23.1
Decision Date: 01/05/2023 at 01:51:00 UTC
Aliases: Rational License Key Administrator (LKAD)
Introduced By: TRM Request
Vendor Name: International Business Machines (IBM)
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (01/05/2023 at 01:51:00 UTC).