Network Named User License Administration
Network Named User Licensing
A Network Named User license authorizes a specified number of Named Users to install and run MathWorks® products over a network, administered under a single license. The list of authorized users must be specified by their MathWorks user name. A Network Named User license can include multiple products, each with the same or different licensed user count. This type of license requires a license server.
As the Administrator of a Network Named User license, you have two primary goals:
Set Up Named User Licensing
How to Specify Authorized Users
With Network Named User licenses, MathWorks uses an options file for the network license manager to identify the
specific Named Users to whom you have assigned right-to-use privileges. The options file
is a text file that contains option statements. An option statement begins with a keyword
that identifies the option, such as
Do not confuse your license file with your network license manager options file. The license file contains the encrypted passcodes for each product you are licensed to install and run. The network license manager options file is a text file that contains license manager option statements.
If you have a Network Named User license, after you install your products, you might need to:
Check that the network license manager options file includes all licensed users — see Check the Options File.
Check that the
DAEMONline in your license file includes the options file location — see Make Sure Your DAEMON Line Includes Your Options File.
For more detailed information about creating network license manager options files,
see the License Administration Guide, available in PDF form in
matlabroot represents your installation folder. This file
is available only after you have installed the network license manager.
Check the Options File
As part of the installation process, the MathWorks installer creates a network license manager options template file, named
MLM.opt, in the
etc subfolder of your top-level
MATLAB® installation folder. In this options template, the installer puts an
INCLUDE line for each product you are licensed to install and run. By
default, the installer puts the user name of the person who performed the installation in
INCLUDE lines. If you performed your own installation, the
options file might not need editing. However, if you performed the installation for
another user, or if your license server is installed on Linux® and you had root privileges when you performed the installation, you will
need to edit this options template.
For example, if your user name is
sysadmin, the options file would
look like this.
INCLUDE MATLAB USER sysadmin INCLUDE Signal_Toolbox USER sysadmin INCLUDE Optimization_Toolbox USER sysadmin
You must replace
sysadmin in these
statements with the user names of the licensed users. Because the installer includes the
GROUPCASEINSENSITIVE option in the options file and sets it to
ON, login names are not case sensitive. If multiple users are
licensed for the same product, you must create a separate
for each user or collect the users into a group, using the
syntax, and specify the name of the group in an
INCLUDE line. The
number of users must not exceed the number of license keys available for that product.
This example shows both methods.
If you edit the options file, make certain that there are no extra space characters
at the end of each
GROUPCASEINSENSITIVE ON GROUP matlab_users tom judy mike jean brad GROUP signal_users tom mike brad INCLUDE MATLAB GROUP matlab_users INCLUDE Signal_Toolbox GROUP signal_users INCLUDE Optimization_Toolbox USER mike INCLUDE Optimization_Toolbox USER jean
Make Sure Your DAEMON Line Includes Your Options File
When the installer creates an options file during installation, it also adds the
Options= syntax to the
DAEMON line in your license
file. This syntax specifies the pathname of the options file.
For example, if your server is named
thunderball and its mac
address is 03:42:f8:1b:b2:72, the
lines in your license file would look like this:
SERVER thunderball 03:42:f8:1b:b2:71 DAEMON MLM "C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2023b\etc\win64\MLM.exe" \ options="C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2023b\etc\mlm.opt"