This menu cannot be accessed from the System page.

This menu is accessed from the Admin Tasks list by selecting System | License Management.

This menu is used to enter licenses required for additional telephone system features. For example, licenses are used to enable additional voicemail ports. Each license is uniquely based on the feature being licensed and the serial number of the SD card plugged into the system control unit.

The set of PLDS licenses for a system are supplied in a non-editable XML file. This file is uploaded to the system. To add or delete a PLDS license requires replacement of the whole file.

This is the unique key against which the licenses are validated.

The PLDS host ID used for the license file must match that shown by the 12 digit PLDS ID printed on the SD card label. Older cards have an 10 digit feature key serial number shown by FK or FK SN. For those cards add the prefix 11 to obtain the card's PLDS ID.

PLDS File Status:
Indicates whether a valid PLDS XML file has been uploaded to the system.

License Settings

For each license key entered, the following information is displayed:

Type: Information field, not editable.
Shows the name of the feature licensed.

This field shows the status of the license.

Unknown is shown for newly entered licenses until the configuration is sent to the phone system and then reloaded again.

Valid is shown if the license key matches the SD card serial number.

Invalid is shown if the license key does not match the SD card serial number.

Dormant is shown if the license key is valid but is conditional on another license that is not present.

Obsolete is shown if the license key is valid but the license is no longer used by the version of software installed in the phone system.

Quantity: Information field, not editable.
This field indicates how many items are enabled by the license. The meaning of this will vary depending on the feature being licensed.

Expiry Date: Information field, not editable.
Some licenses have an expiry date, for example trial licenses. This field will indicate that date.

Source: Information field, not editable.
Indicates the type of licenses and how it was obtained by the system.