About license key management of third-party applications
Dec 4, 2023
Kaspersky Security Center allows you to track license key usage for third-party applications installed on the managed devices. The list of applications for which you can track license key usage is taken from the applications registry. For each license key, you can specify and track violation of the following restrictions:
- Maximum number of devices on which the application using this license key can be installed
- Expiration date of the license key
Kaspersky Security Center does not check whether or not you specify a real license key. You can only track the restrictions that you specify. If one of the restrictions that you impose on a license key is violated, Administration Server registers an informational, warning, or functional failure event.
License keys are bound to applications groups. An applications group is a group of third-party applications that you combine on a basis of a criterion or several criteria. You can define applications by the name of the application, its version, vendor, and tag. An application is added to the group if at least one of the criteria is met. To each applications group, you can bind several license keys, but each license key can be bound to a single applications group only.
One more tool that you can use to track license key usage is Report on status of licensed applications groups. This report provides information about the current status of licensed applications groups, including:
- Number of installations of license keys on each applications group
- Number of license keys in use and vacant license keys
- Detailed list of licensed applications installed on managed devices
The tools for license key management of third-party applications are located in the Third-party licenses usage subfolder (Advanced → Application management → Third-party licenses usage). In this subfolder, you can create applications groups, add license keys, and generate the Report on statuses on licensed application groups.
The tools for license key management of third-party applications are available only if you enabled Vulnerability and patch management option in the Configure interface window.