Managing Software License policies

A Software License Policy is a property of a Software License record that defines how Alloy Navigator Express checks the compliance of this license.

IMPORTANT: Alloy Navigator Express relies on system policies, so they cannot be deleted.

Each policy has the Tracking attribute, which defines whether to track the usage of purchased licenses:

  • By Device — Specifies that Alloy Navigator Express tracks the number of devices (computers and hardware devices) to which the license is allocated and uses this number for calculating the license usage statistics and compliance status. The license usage statistics are displayed in the Summary section of the Software License details window.

  • By Device Owner — Specifies that Alloy Navigator Express tracks the number of owners of the devices (computers and hardware devices) to which the license is allocated and uses this number for calculating the license usage statistics and compliance status. The license usage statistics are displayed in the Summary section of the Software License details window.

  • By User — Specifies that Alloy Navigator Express tracks the number of users those to whom the license is allocated and uses this number for calculating the license usage statistics and compliance status. The license usage statistics are displayed in the Summary section of the Software License details window.

  • IMPORTANT: The licenses covered by "tracking by user" policy are excluded from the auto-allocation process and can be allocated to users only manually. You can not switch between "tracking by user" and "tracking by device" policies when the license is already allocated. To switch tracking policy you must first deallocate the license.

  • None — Specifies that Alloy Navigator Express does not calculate the license usage statistics. The compliance status for the license will depend only on the license expiration date and other restriction rules, if specified for the license.

To change the Tracking attribute of a Software License policy:

  1. Go to Customization > Software > Software Licenses > Classification > License Policy.

  2. Double-click the license policy to modify. The Software License Policy window opens.

  3. In the Tracking drop-down list, select a value:

    • If you want to track the license usage by computers and hardware devices, select By device.

    • If you do not want to track the license usage statistics, select None.

  4. Click OK.

You can change the Tracking attribute of system policies, if needed. In addition, you can rename license policies and change their display order. You can also disable or enable policies and delete policies that are no longer needed.