Borrow a license

A floating license can only be used when you are connected to the license server. If you wish to use the CLC Genomics Workbench when you are not connected to the server, you can borrow a license. Borrowing a license means that you take one of the floating licenses available on the server and borrow it for a specified amount of time. During this time period, there will be one less floating license available on the server.

At the point where you wish to borrow a license, you have to be connected to the license server. The procedure for borrowing is this:

  1. Click Help | License Manager to display the dialog shown in figure 1.22.
  2. Use the checkboxes to select the license(s) that you wish to borrow.
  3. Select how long time you wish to borrow the license, and click Borrow Licenses.
  4. You can now go offline and work with CLC Genomics Workbench.
  5. When the borrow time period has elapsed, you have to connect to the license server again to use CLC Genomics Workbench.
  6. When the borrow time period has elapsed, the license server will make the floating license available for other users.

Note that the time period is not the period of time that you actually use the Workbench.

Note! When your organization's license server is installed, license borrowing can be turned off. In that case, you will not be able to borrow licenses.