Sentinel ​License Authorization Update

This KB article describes the License Authorization Update procedure for use with FRED keys of the Sentinel type.

Updated license authorization files may be issued by Photon Engineering as the result of a license maintenance contract renewal, upgrade, or upon receipt of payment for a new license.  In these cases, the license authorization codes are provided by Photon Engineering electronically in a "vendor to customer" file (.v2c file) and can be applied to the corresponding FRED license using the procedures below.  The license update only needs to be performed one time by any client PC running FRED or by use of the Sentinel Admin Control Center (ACC).

Updating a Sentinel License from within FRED

Note for Network licenses: The following instructions assume that if the Sentinel license being updated is a network license; (a) the client PC running FRED is on the same network as the server computer hosting the Sentinel key, and (b) the Sentinel Runtime Environment is installed and running on the client PC as well as the network license server.

1.  Start a FRED session on the client PC.
2.  If the License Search Strategy dialog is automatically opened upon startup, then the FRED session was unable to acquire a license.

If you are updating a single-user dongle:
  • Verify that the dongle is plugged into the client PC
  • Verify that the Sentinel License Search Strategy allows for acquisition of the local dongle license.  If not, define a search strategy that allows connection to the local dongle and restart FRED.

If you are updating a single-user softkey, network dongle, or network softkey:
  • Verify that the Sentinel runtime environment is installed and running on the client PC by opening a web browser and navigating to http://localhost:1947.  The Sentinel Admin Control Center (ACC) should be accessible.
  • Using the ACC, verify that the license being updated is visible in the Sentinel Keys list
Otherwise, go to Help > License Search Strategy and then press the Sentinel Dialog button in order to open the Sentinel License Authorization dialog.
3.  In the License Registration Actions section of the (Sentinel) FRED License Authorization dialog, choose the "Apply update (.v2c .h2h .r2h or .h2r)" option from the drop-list menu.
4.  In the Parameters section, use the "..."  button of the "Select Update File" row to browse to the .v2c file supplied by Photon Engineering.
5.  Press the "Do Action" button in the License Registration Actions section.  Note that a warning message will be presented indicating that an interruption to the license service will be incurred as a consequence of the license update.
6.  If the license update is successful, then a message will be presented with the following text:  "Successful update.  You can close and then reopen this License Authorization Dialog to view the updated parameters."

It may take up to a minute before the updated license information is available to be displayed in the license authorization dialog.  Alternatively, FRED can be closed and re-opened to display the updated license information.

If the license update is not successful, an error message will be displayed in the Action Status portion of the (Sentinel) FRED License Authorization dialog.  A list of potential licensing error codes is provided in the Sentinel Error Codes section below.

Note that the updated license parameters for the key can only be viewed from within the License Authorization Dialog if the updated key is currently connected to FRED.  The updated license authorization for the key can also be viewed using the Features option for the key of interest in the ACC.

Updating a Sentinel license using the Admin Control Center (ACC)

If the Sentinel Runtime Environment component was installed during a FRED installation (or was manually installed at some other time), then the Sentinel Admin Control Center can be used to update a Sentinel license in the following way:
1.  Open a web browser and navigate to http://localhost:1947
2.  Click on the Sentinel Keys link of the Options list on the left hand side of the ACC to display a list of Sentinel keys visible to the client PC.  Confirm that the Sentinel license intended to be updated is visible.
3.  Click on the Update/Attach link of the Options list on the left hand side of the ACC.
4.  Press the Choose File button and browse to the .v2c file provided by Photon Engineering.
5.  Press the Apply File button to apply the new license file.  If the key is visible, as determined in step 2, then the ACC automatically updates the appropriate key for the supplied .v2c file.
6.  Return to the Sentinel Keys display in the ACC.  Press the Features button for the updated key to review the new license information.

Sentinel Error Codes

The following table itemizes the error codes that may be encountered when using the Sentinel licensing implementation.  This information may be useful when debugging a failed license update operation.

Code Status Description
0 HASP_STATUS_OK Request was successfully completed
1 HASP_MEM_RANGE Request exceeds the Sentinel protection key memory range
2 HASP_INV_PROGNUM_OPT Legacy HASP HL Run-time API: Unknown/Invalid Feature ID option
3 HASP_INSUF_MEM System is out of memory
4 HASP_TMOF Too many open sessions exist
5 HASP_ACCESS_DENIED Access to Feature was denied
6 HASP_INCOMPAT_FEATURE Legacy decryption function cannot work on Feature
7 HASP_HASP_NOT_FOUND Sentinel protection key is no longer available
8 HASP_TOO_SHORT Encrypted/decrypted data length too short to execute function call
9 HASP_INV_HND Invalid handle was passed to function
10 HASP_INV_FILEID Specified File ID is not recognized by API
11 HASP_OLD_DRIVER Installed driver is too old to execute function
12 HASP_NO_TIME Real-time clock (RTC) not available
13 HASP_SYS_ERROR Generic error from host system call
14 HASP_NO_DRIVER Required driver is not installed
15 HASP_INV_FORMAT File format for update is not recognized
16 HASP_REQ_NOT_SUPP Unable to execute function in this context
17 HASP_INV_UPDATE_OBJ Binary data that was passed to function does not contain an update
18 HASP_KEYID_NOT_FOUND Sentinel protection key was not found
19 HASP_INV_UPDATE_DATA Required XML tags were not found
Contents in binary data are missing or invalid
20 HASP_INV_UPDATE_NOTSUPP Update request is not supported by Sentinel protection key
21 HASP_INV_UPDATE_CNTR Update counter is not set correctly
22 HASP_INV_VCODE    Invalid Vendor Code was passed
23 HASP_ENC_NOT_SUPP Sentinel protection key does not support encryption type
24 HASP_INV_TIME The time value that was passed is outside the supported value range
25 HASP_NO_BATTERY_POWER The real-time clock battery has run out of power
26 HASP_NO_ACK_SPACE Acknowledge data that was requested by the update ack_data parameter is NULL
27 HASP_TS_DETECTED Program is running on a terminal server
28 HASP_FEATURE_TYPE_NOT_IMPL Requested Feature type is not implemented
29 HASP_UNKNOWN_ALG Unknown algorithm used in V2C or V2CP file
30 HASP_INV_SIG Signature verification operation failed
31 HASP_FEATURE_NOT_FOUND Requested Feature not found
32 HASP_NO_LOG Access log not enabled
33 HASP_LOCAL_COMM_ERR Communication error occurred between the API and the local Sentinel License Manager
34 HASP_UNKNOWN_VCODE Vendor Code is not recognized by API
35 HASP_INVSPEC Invalid XML specification exists
36 HASP_INV_SCOPE Invalid XML scope exists
37 HASP_TOO_MANY_KEYS Too many Sentinel protection keys are currently connected
38 HASP_TOO_MANY_USERS Too many users are currently connected
39 HASP_BROKEN_SESSION Session was interrupted. This can occur when certain updates are applied to the license while a session is active. For example:
  • A Feature required by the session was deleted.
  • The license was canceled.
  • The network (remote license) support setting for a required Feature was changed. (In this case, all sessions will be interrupted, including local sessions.)
40 HASP_REMOTE_COMM_ERR Communication error occurred between local and remote Sentinel License Managers
41 HASP_FEATURE_EXPIRED Feature expired or no executions remain
42 HASP_OLD_LM Sentinel License Manager version too old
43 HASP_DEVICE_ERR For a Sentinel SL key, an input/output error occurred in the secure storage area
For a Sentinel HL key, a USB communication error occurred
44 HASP_UPDATE_BLOCKED Update installation not permitted
45 HASP_TIME_ERR System time has been tampered with
46 HASP_SCHAN_ERR Communication error occurred in the secure channel
47 HASP_STORAGE_CORRUPT Corrupt data exists in secure storage area of Sentinel protection key
48 HASP_NO_VLIB The customized vendor library (haspvlib.vendorID.*) cannot be located
49 HASP_INV_VLIB Unable to load Vendor library
50 HASP_SCOPE_RESULTS_EMPTY Unable to locate any Feature that matches the scope
51 HASP_VM_DETECTED Protected application is running on a virtual machine, but one or more Features are not enabled for virtual machines.
The user attempted to rehost a protection key from a physical machine to a virtual machine. However, none of the Features contained in the protection key are enabled for virtual machines.
52 HASP_HARDWARE_MODIFIED Sentinel SL key incompatible with machine hardware. Sentinel SL key locked to different hardware.
In the case of a V2C or V2CP file, conflict between Sentinel SL key data and machine hardware data. Sentinel SL key locked to different hardware.
53 HASP_USER_DENIED Login denied because of user restrictions
54 HASP_UPDATE_TOO_OLD Trying to install a V2C or V2CP file with an update counter that is out of sequence with update counter in the Sentinel protection key. Values of update counter in file are lower than those in Sentinel protection key.
55 HASP_UPDATE_TOO_NEW Trying to install a V2C or V2CP file with an update counter that is out of sequence with the update counter in the Sentinel protection key. First value in file is more-than-1 greater than value in Sentinel protection key.
56 HASP_OLD_VLIB Vendor library is too old
57 HASP_UPLOAD_ERROR Check in of a file (such as  V2C, H2R) using Admin Control Center failed, possibly because of illegal format
59 HASP_INV_ACTION Invalid XML action parameter
60 HASP_TOO_MANY_PRODUCTS The scope specified in the Transfer function does not specify a unique Product
61 HASP_INV_PRODUCT Invalid Product information
62 HASP_UNKNOWN_RECIPIENT Update can only be applied to recipient machine specified in the Detach function, not to this machine
63 HASP_INVALID_DURATION Invalid detached license duration period specified. Duration must be less than or equal to maximum allowed for this license.
Duration extension is to a date earlier than the expiration date of the current detached license.
64 HASP_CLONE_DETECTED Cloned Sentinel SL storage was detected. Feature is unavailable.
65 HASP_UPDATE_ALREADY_ADDED The specified V2C or or V2CP update was already installed in the License Manager service
66 HASP_HASP_INACTIVE Specified Key ID is in Inactive state
67 HASP_NO_DETACHABLE_FEATURE No detachable Feature exists in the specified key from which the detached license is requested
68 HASP_TOO_MANY_HOSTS The specified scope does not specify a unique host
69 HASP_REHOST_NOT_ALLOWED Rehost action is not allowed for the specified Key  ID
70 HASP_LICENSE_REHOSTED Original license has been transferred to another machine. Therefore, the license cannot be returned to the source machine.
71 HASP_REHOST_ALREADY_APPLIED Old rehost license cannot be applied. A rehost-counter mismatch occurred
72 HASP_CANNOT_READ_FILE A V2C or V2CP file was not found, or access was denied
73 HASP_EXTENSION_NOT_ALLOWED The license cannot be extended because the number of detached licenses is greater than the number of concurrent licenses allowed
74 HASP_DETACH_DISABLED The user attempted to detach a Product from a network license hosted on a virtual machine. However, none of the Features included in the Product are enabled for virtual machines.
75 HASP_REHOST_DISABLED The user attempted to rehost a protection key from a virtual machine. However, none of the Features contained in the protection key are enabled for virtual machines.
76 HASP_DETACHED_LICENSE_FOUND The user attempted to format an SL-AdminMode key or to migrate an SL-Legacy key to an SL-AdminMode key. However, a Product is currently detached from the key.
77 HASP_RECIPIENT_OLD_LM For a rehost operation: The fingerprint of the target machine was collected using tools (RUS utility or Licensing API) earlier than Sentinel LDK v.7.0.
78 HASP_SECURE_STORE_ID_MISMATCH A secure storage ID mismatch occurred.
79 HASP_DUPLICATE_HOSTNAME The license fingerprint is bound to a specific hostname; however, two or more machines with this hostname were found in the network. As a result, the license cannot be used.
80 HASP_MISSING_LM A protected application tried to log in to a Feature that supports concurrency on a Sentinel HL (Driverless configuration) key. The Sentinel LDK License Manager service is not active on the computer where the key is located.
81 HASP_FEATURE_INSUFFICIENT_EXECUTION_COUNT A protected application tried to consume multiple executions while logging in to a Feature. However, the license does not contain the number of executions that were requested.
83 HASP_HASP_DISABLED A Sentinel HL (Driverless configuration) key was disabled because a user attempted to tamper with the key or with the protected application.
400 HASP_NO_API_DYLIB Unable to locate dynamic library for API
401 HASP_INVALID_API_DYLIB Dynamic library for API is invalid
500 HASP_INVALID_OBJECT Object was incorrectly initialized
501 HASP_INVALID_PARAMETER Scope string is too long (maximum length is 32 KB)
502 HASP_ALREADY_LOGGED_IN Logging in twice to same object
503 HASP_ALREADY_LOGGED_OUT Logging out twice from same object
525 HASP_OPERATION_FAILED Incorrect use of system or platform
698 HASP_NOT_IMPL Requested function was not implemented
In the case of the API Dispatcher, API DLL is too old
699 HASP_INT_ERR Internal error occurred in the API

Still need help? Contact Us Contact Us