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Perform an Offline Activation

Ryan Roper -

--This article applies to the following GoldSim product versions: 10.5 (SP6 or later), 11.0 (update 8 or later), 11.1 (update 4 or later), and 12.0 --

This article describes how to use the GoldSim License Portal to perform an offline activation of a license. For an overview of the GoldSim License Portal, go here.

An offline activation - or what is called a Trusted Activation in the License Portal - allows you to activate GoldSim on a machine that does not have internet access. To do this, though, you will need to have some way of transferring a file from the machine where you are activating GoldSim to another machine that has internet access.

The first step in an offline activation is to open GoldSim on the machine where you want to activate it. If there are no active licenses, you will be presented with the following GoldSim Licensing welcome screen. Click on the 'Open License Manager' button to open the GoldSim License Manager.

If you currently have a valid standalone or network license, then first open GoldSim and then open the GoldSim License Manager by going to the Help menu and clicking on 'Licensing...'. You should now see the GoldSim License Manager. Hold down the Ctrl button on your keyboard and click the 'Activate...' button. In the drop-list that appears, select 'Initiate offline Activation...'.

When you click on 'Initiate offline Activation...', you will see a message dialog that describes the steps to carry out for an offline activation. Click Yes, enter your Activation ID in the dialog that appears and then click 'Activate'.

When you click 'Activate', you will be prompted to save an ActivateRequest.xml file. Save the file to a location where you will easily be able to find it. Then, transfer the file to a machine that has internet access and open a browser window on that machine. Navigate to the License Portal login page: http://goldsim.com/LicensePortal/.

If you have a GoldSim License Portal user account, login with your username and password. Alternatively, if you do not have a License Portal user account, click the 'With Activation ID' radio button, enter your Activation ID and click 'Login'.

After successful login, you should see the main page of the GoldSim License Portal. Click on the 'License Activation' menu and then click on 'Trusted Activation'.

In the next screen, click the 'Choose File' button and upload the ActivateRequest.xml file that you generated previously. You should have transferred this file from the machine where you are activating GoldSim to the machine where you are logged into the License Portal.

After you have uploaded the ActivateRequest.xml file, click 'Submit'. Then, in the next screen, click the 'Save' button to save a responseXML.xml file. Be sure to save this file to a location where you will easily be able to find it. You will need to transfer this file back to the machine where you are activating GoldSim.

After transferring the responseXML.xml file to the machine where you are activating GoldSim, launch GoldSim and open the License Manager as described above. Again, hold down the Ctrl button on your keyboard and click the 'Activate...' button. This time, however, select the option to 'Process offline Response...'.

Navigate to the folder location of the responseXML.xml file, select the file and then click 'Open'. You should see a message dialog saying that GoldSim successfully processed the offline XML response file. In the GoldSim Licensing dialog, you should now see the Fulfillment Details for your license.

You have successfully completed an offline Activation.

 

Other Portal Actions

Click on a link below for detailed instructions on carrying out specific actions within the portal.

 Download the GoldSim License Portal Documentation as a single document.

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