6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 16, 2013 7:12 PM by Jim_Lester RSS

    "user license"  management

    franklinweb Community Member

      Hi Jim,

       

      is it possible to manage a specific user issued-license from the API ?

      for example, if i would like to change the time limit on a specific book for a specific user after he has downloaded and opened it ?

       

      im trying to find the best method to manage time-limited licenses per user with an option to cancel or extend the license.

       

      Thanks

      Boaz

        • 1. Re: "user license"  management
          Jim_Lester Community Member

          Once a license has been issued, there is no further required connection to validate that license.  Because of this there is no way to revoke a license after it has been issued.

           

          If you want to increase the time period of the license you can do this as a new transaction, but the current handling of this within ADE (and most other RMSDK) applications will be to download the file again, leaving the user with one file that has the old license, as well as any annotations that they have done, and a file with the new license.  If you are using your own RMSDK application it may be possible to update the license of the old file (after sufficient tinkering both with the code and with getting Adobe approval for the changes).

          • 2. Re: "user license"  management
            franklinweb Community Member

            thanks Jim,

            any idea if this is something that will be available in the future ? being able to dynamically issue and change licenses ? like in a content lease or rental scenario ?

             

            Boaz

            • 3. Re: "user license"  management
              Jim_Lester Community Member

              Well I wouldn't expect license revocation from Adobe any time soon - as they way licenses function is fundamental to ACS4.  You could potentially do something with the loan tokens - similiar to how libraries work.

               

              As for the rest I would ask Adobe for this as a feature.

              • 4. Re: "user license"  management
                franklinweb Community Member

                thanks again

                • 5. Re: "user license"  management
                  vjppi_kumar

                  Hi Jim,

                   

                  I tried that but it is not working for me. I created a license for one hour and downloaded that file in ADE. After one hour when it was expired i created a new license with new transaction id for the same book which is now 2 hours. I downloaded new book seprately in ADE. Now i am able to open new book but not the expired (old) one. Plesae suggest.

                   

                  Thank you

                  • 6. Re: "user license"  management
                    Jim_Lester Community Member

                    I'm not sure I understand your problem vjppi, the way you described it is the way that it's supposed to work (you can't open content using an expired license, but you can without an expired license).