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License management

A customer must purchase a license to use Knox Configure. As with other Knox Cloud Service (KCS) licenses, a customer can request a Knox Configure license from the sales team in their respective country. Once purchased, the customer enters their license into the Knox Configure console. A license is applied and activated automatically when a device is accepted into Knox Configure.

NOTE - When a Knox Configure license expires, the devices mapped to the expired license are automatically released from Knox Configure management control.

License utilization is global, and not restricted by regional device deployment constraints. Once you have uploaded your purchased devices into Knox Configure, you are required to create a configuration profile and select a license to ensure a Samsung Knox complaint deployment.

Two following license types are available for utilization with Knox Configure:

NOTE - Though Knox Configure currently just supports the newly introduced license types mentioned below, legacy KC licenses applied before these new types licenses were introduced will still be supported.

A Dynamic edition Per seat license enable customers to revoke a license on one device to use the license, “per seat,” on another device with the same dynamic edition profile. For example, an IT admin may want to revoke an ex-employee’s license so they can utilize that revoked license on a different device using that same Dynamic edition profile. Utilizing the revoked license increases the available license count and improves license provisioning efficiency with the Dynamic edition profile.

A Setup edition Per Device Staggered license enables customers to utilize licenses more efficiently, since a customer may not initially use Knox Configure after it is purchased, or deploy devices at the same time. Using a Per Device Staggered license type, a customer creates a Setup edition profile and assigns devices per usual. They then however select the Per Device Staggered license type and ensure each activated device has a different expiration date based on the device's activation date.

Refer to the following to assess the activation period, transfer capability, extension ability, and quantity upgrade capability of supported KC license types:

NOTE - A profile and an assigned license are now no longer linked, and each device follows the behavior of the license types they belong to. Legacy SKUs and new license SKUs can now be used together in the same profile. If necessary, a profile can be created and saved without a license assignment.

To review existing licenses:

  1. Select Licenses from the left-hand navigation menu.

NOTE - Devices no longer consume new license seats when re-assigned to profiles using the same license. However, devices need to be manually selected within the KC console and re-assigned the license. Therefore, you can re-assign an unassigned device to a profile and re-use a renewed license without consuming additional license seats.
  1. Review the following license utilization information to assess whether an existing license can be used:
  1. Having reviewed the contents of the License screen, either use an existing listed license, Get a license, or Enter a license key.

License details

A listed license can be selected to reviewed in greater detail.

To review license details:

  1. Select Licenses from the left-hand navigation menu.
  2. Refer to the LICENSE NAME column and select the link of an existing license to review it in greater detail.

  1. The License details screen displays the following:
  1. Select OK if needed to save the updates to the License Name and return to the Licenses screen.

Get a license

To obtain a Trial (temporary) or Commercial (permanent) Knox Configure license:

  1. Select Licenses from the left-hand navigation menu.
  2. Select the GET A LICENSE button from the top, right-hand side, of the screen.

  1. Select GENERATE TRIAL LICENSE and one of the enabled options to use a trial license with either your Setup or Dynamic edition profile.
  2. Select FIND RESELLER to search for a Knox reseller in you specific geographic region that supports your intended Knox Configure device and profile feature set deployment.

Enter a license key

To enter a license key in order to add a license to a profile:

NOTE - If deploying an Enterprise edition device and profile, ensure the license selected has an EE icon appended to it to ensure its Enterprise edition compatibility.
NOTE - An IT admin can now add a new KLM license (for customization APIs) prior to its actual activation date. This enables the admin to optimally register the license and assign a profile and devices before the license activation date. A pop-up warning message displays stating the activation date for the license has not yet started.
  1. Within Knox Configure, select Licenses from the left-hand navigation menu.
  2. If you don't already have a license, select the GET A LICENSE button from the top, right-hand side, of the screen.
  3. If you already have a license, select the ENTER LICENSE KEY button from the top, right-hand side, of the screen.
  4. Enter a License name and License key. The license name is just a label for the license key, it does not impact the license functionality in any way. The license name must be unique to any other license name used with your specific deployment.

  1. Click ADD.

Knox Deployment App (KDA) license utilization

A license can also be assigned for use in the KDA within the Knox Configure console, as an optional step at the bottom of the Profile information screen. Only one license can be designated for the KDA, so if it consumed or expired, an admin will need to assign another one from the Knox Configure console.

If there are no listed licenses available within License drop-down menu, select the Enter License Key option from the drop-down menu. From the displayed Enter license key screen, provide a License name and License key, then select the ADD button. The newly created license is then available for selection from within KNOX DEPLOYMENT APP SETTINGS License drop-down menu.

NOTE - The License drop-down menu includes both active licenses with remaining seats and licenses that have yet to start. If selecting a license that has yet to start, an error message is displayed for the user to not utilize this license and select an active license with remaining seats.
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License management

A customer must purchase a license to use Knox Configure. As with other Knox Cloud Service (KCS) licenses, a customer can request a Knox Configure license from the sales team in their respective country. Once purchased, the customer enters their license into the Knox Configure console. A license is applied and activated automatically when a device is accepted into Knox Configure.

NOTE - When a Knox Configure license expires, the devices mapped to the expired license are automatically released from Knox Configure management control.

License utilization is global, and not restricted by regional device deployment constraints. Once you have uploaded your purchased devices into Knox Configure, you are required to create a configuration profile and select a license to ensure a Samsung Knox complaint deployment.

Two following license types are available for utilization with Knox Configure:

NOTE - Though Knox Configure currently just supports the newly introduced license types mentioned below, legacy KC licenses applied before these new types licenses were introduced will still be supported.

A Dynamic edition Per seat license enable customers to revoke a license on one device to use the license, “per seat,” on another device with the same dynamic edition profile. For example, an IT admin may want to revoke an ex-employee’s license so they can utilize that revoked license on a different device using that same Dynamic edition profile. Utilizing the revoked license increases the available license count and improves license provisioning efficiency with the Dynamic edition profile.

A Setup edition Per Device Staggered license enables customers to utilize licenses more efficiently, since a customer may not initially use Knox Configure after it is purchased, or deploy devices at the same time. Using a Per Device Staggered license type, a customer creates a Setup edition profile and assigns devices per usual. They then however select the Per Device Staggered license type and ensure each activated device has a different expiration date based on the device's activation date.

Refer to the following to assess the activation period, transfer capability, extension ability, and quantity upgrade capability of supported KC license types:

NOTE - A profile and an assigned license are now no longer linked, and each device follows the behavior of the license types they belong to. Legacy SKUs and new license SKUs can now be used together in the same profile. If necessary, a profile can be created and saved without a license assignment.

To review existing licenses:

  1. Select Licenses from the left-hand navigation menu.

NOTE - Devices no longer consume new license seats when re-assigned to profiles using the same license. However, devices need to be manually selected within the KC console and re-assigned the license. Therefore, you can re-assign an unassigned device to a profile and re-use a renewed license without consuming additional license seats.
  1. Review the following license utilization information to assess whether an existing license can be used:
  1. Having reviewed the contents of the License screen, either use an existing listed license, Get a license, or Enter a license key.

License details

A listed license can be selected to reviewed in greater detail.

To review license details:

  1. Select Licenses from the left-hand navigation menu.
  2. Refer to the LICENSE NAME column and select the link of an existing license to review it in greater detail.

  1. The License details screen displays the following:
  1. Select OK if needed to save the updates to the License Name and return to the Licenses screen.

Get a license

To obtain a Trial (temporary) or Commercial (permanent) Knox Configure license:

  1. Select Licenses from the left-hand navigation menu.
  2. Select the GET A LICENSE button from the top, right-hand side, of the screen.

  1. Select GENERATE TRIAL LICENSE and one of the enabled options to use a trial license with either your Setup or Dynamic edition profile.
  2. Select FIND RESELLER to search for a Knox reseller in you specific geographic region that supports your intended Knox Configure device and profile feature set deployment.

Enter a license key

To enter a license key in order to add a license to a profile:

NOTE - If deploying an Enterprise edition device and profile, ensure the license selected has an EE icon appended to it to ensure its Enterprise edition compatibility.
NOTE - An IT admin can now add a new KLM license (for customization APIs) prior to its actual activation date. This enables the admin to optimally register the license and assign a profile and devices before the license activation date. A pop-up warning message displays stating the activation date for the license has not yet started.
  1. Within Knox Configure, select Licenses from the left-hand navigation menu.
  2. If you don't already have a license, select the GET A LICENSE button from the top, right-hand side, of the screen.
  3. If you already have a license, select the ENTER LICENSE KEY button from the top, right-hand side, of the screen.
  4. Enter a License name and License key. The license name is just a label for the license key, it does not impact the license functionality in any way. The license name must be unique to any other license name used with your specific deployment.

  1. Click ADD.

Knox Deployment App (KDA) license utilization

A license can also be assigned for use in the KDA within the Knox Configure console, as an optional step at the bottom of the Profile information screen. Only one license can be designated for the KDA, so if it consumed or expired, an admin will need to assign another one from the Knox Configure console.

If there are no listed licenses available within License drop-down menu, select the Enter License Key option from the drop-down menu. From the displayed Enter license key screen, provide a License name and License key, then select the ADD button. The newly created license is then available for selection from within KNOX DEPLOYMENT APP SETTINGS License drop-down menu.

NOTE - The License drop-down menu includes both active licenses with remaining seats and licenses that have yet to start. If selecting a license that has yet to start, an error message is displayed for the user to not utilize this license and select an active license with remaining seats.
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