How to install the SigmaPlot (Sentinel) License Manager and the SigmaPlot clients. This is for floating/concurrent/simus network licenses of SigmaPlot 14 and 14.5.
SigmaPlot 14 and 14.5 Network Installation Guide
How to install SigmaPlot 14 and 14.5 network license (Simus/Concurrent/Floating)
Please note that you need v14 or v14.5 license key/file. v14 license key/file will only work for SigmaPlot 14 client installs, and v14.5 license key/file will only work for SigmaPlot 14.5 client installs. Both v14 and v14.5 license keys/files can be activated on same license manager/server (Sentinel).
If you already have SigmaPlot 13 license manager then please either use a different server for hosting the SigmaPlot 14 Network License Manager service, or uninstall SigmaPlot 13 License Manager and install SigmaPlot 14 License Manager instead. Both versions cannot coexist on the same server. Uninstalling SigmaPlot 13 license manager doesn’t necessarily remove the SigmaPlot 13 Network client licenses. SigmaPlot 14 license manager will pick up SigmaPlot 13 Network license(s) as well, and service them to the clients, but please note that vice versa does not work. SP13 license manager cannot service SP14 client installs.
1. Install Sentinel License Manager service for SigmaPlot 14/14.5
- - - Option 1 - - -
On the server you can install SigmaPlot 14 client program, and then start SigmaPlot 14 and choose:
Help > License Status > [License information] > Install License Manager
Depending on which version you have purchased please choose your download below.
Download the SigmaPlot 14.0 installation file from here:
Download the SigmaPlot 14.5 installation file from here:
Please right-click the downloaded SigmaPlot 14 install file, and choose "Run as administrator" to start the installation.
- - - Option 2 - - -
You can download the license manager utility, and install the License Manager service (no need for SigmaPlot client install):
Unzip the files, then run the SPW_14_LicenseUtility.exe, and choose the [License information] tab, and click the "Install License Manager" button to install the license manager service.
If you wish to use the command line installation of the license manager, open a command prompt as administrator. Then change to the SPW14LM directory, and enter the command:
To see if the License Manager service is running on your server, please open your web browser and go to:
It should bring up the following webpage.
2. Request your product key
To be able to activate your SigmaPlot License Manager you will need a product key. Please note that if your server does not have internet connection you will need to do a manual activation. Please see the "Manual activation of the License Manager" section below.
Please click the link below, fill in and send the license request form. You will get an email (1-2 days) direct from Systat.com with an attached text file containing your product key:
3. Activate the SigmaPlot License Manager service
When you have gotten your email with the product key (inside the text file that is attached to the email), you are ready to activate the SigmaPlot License Manager service.
- - - Option 1 - - -
Start the SigmaPlot 14 client install on your server by right-clicking the SigmaPlot start icon and choose "Run as administrator".
Choose Help > License status, and enter your product key in the License activation tab. Then click the Apply license button.
- - - Option 2 - - -
Download, unpack and run the SPW14_LicenseUtility.exe file, by right-clicking the unpacked exe file on your license server, and choose "Run as administrator". Enter your product key in the License activation tab. Then click the Apply license button.
4. Client installs of SigmaPlot 14
After you have the Sentinel License Manager service set up and running and activated with your product key, you are ready to install SigmaPlot 14 on your client computers.
This is the same install as for the single-user/demo install of SigmaPlot 14.
Download the SigmaPlot 14.5 installation file from here:
Please also see our SigmaPlot Volume and Silent Install guides:
If the Sentinel License Manager service is running on the same network as your client, SigmaPlot 14 will discover this on the first run. If however you start SigmaPlot 14 and it is still in “demo” mode you might need to tell the client install of SigmaPlot 14 where to find the License Manager. You must create a separate configuration file to enable SigmaPlot to find the Sentinel License Manager.
Please note that if you have started SigmaPlot client in demo mode, it will keep being in demo mode even though you insert hasp.ini file. But demo mode is fully functional, and after the trial period is over (30 days), SigmaPlot client will automatically use hasp.ini file and switch to full mode.
Create a file called hasp_107466.ini (by using e.g. Notepad). You can download an example hasp ini file by clicking here, and edit locally on your computer.
Place the file on the same machine where SigmaPlot clients are installed, in the following directory.
- Windows XP: %UserProfile%/Local Settings/Application Data/SafeNet Sentinel/Sentinel LDK/
- Windows Vista/7/8/10: %LocalAppData%/SafeNet Sentinel/Sentinel LDK/
- Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\"UserName"\Local Settings\Application Data\SafeNet Sentinel\Sentinel LDK\ hasp_107466.ini
- Windows Vista/7/8/10: C:\Users\"UserName"\AppData\Local\SafeNet Sentinel\Sentinel LDK\ hasp_107466.ini
The hasp_107466.ini file must be saved to the client computers for each user of Sigmaplot 14.
INI file content:
The hasp_107466.ini file should contain the following line:
SERVERADDR = remoteServerAddress
where remoteServerAddress is the IP address for the server where the License Manager service is running, or the server/computer name.
SERVERADDR = 10.10.10.170
Manual activation of the License Manager
If you do not have internet connection, or your firewall settings (see below/end for details) are preventing the License Manager service to activate automatically via the internet, you will need to send the "fingerprint" ID of the server. In return you will get a activation file you can use to activate the licenses manually.
5. Collect status information/fingerprint for your server
You will find the RUS.exe in the SigmaPlot 14 program folder, or in the license manager only zip folder (see option 2 under point 1 above/top), or you can download it from here:
Right-click the 'RUS.exe' file, and choose "Run as administrator" on the server, select the “Collect Status Information” tab.
Select “Installation of new protection key” radio button and click the “Collect Information” button, it will allow you to save the file with *.c2v extension.
If you already have licensed the server, select the "Update of existing protection key", and choose the row with the newest date in the following windows.
After choosing/clicking the row with the newest date, click the Ok button to generate your status file (.c2v).
Then go to our License Request form:
Fill in the form and attach the status file you have just created (*.c2v file). We will generate a license activation file (*.v2c file) for you that you can use to activate your license(s). This usually takes 1-2 days. You will receive the activation file per email (attachment).
6. Activate the SigmaPlot License Manager service with your license file
Once you receive the license activation file (*.V2C) file from us (as an email attachment), save it to your server/computer.
Open your web browser with the link:
Click the ‘Update/Attach’ link in the left menu, and then click the ‘Choose file’ button to locate and open the network activation file (*.V2C) license file. Click the ‘Apply File’ button to attach and activate your SigmaPlot Network licenses.
Your Sentinel License Manager should now be activated and running.
7. Firewall, IP and Port settings
Firewall settings that must be open for automatic activation by a product key.
SigmaPlot license server (automatic activation) uses IP/server addresses: 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168, and port 8080 for communication.
Port that must be open for communication (licensing) between client install and license server (local network):
UDP and TCP ports 1947, Please see 4.) above for configuration of client hasp.ini file (if client and license server is not on the same network).
SigmaPlot 14 software updates (client)
SigmaPlot 14 regularly checks for updates via internet connection. This port and IP must be open/not restricted through your firewall.
Port: 8080. IP: 22.214.171.124
8. How to transfer a license to a new server
You can transfer a license to a new server with the RUS utility.
- Install the license manager on the new server. (See section 1. on the top of this page)
- Run the rus.exe file on the new server, and choose the [Transfer license] tab.
- Do step 1: Create and save a recipient id file. Transfer this id file to your old server.
- Run the rus.exe file on the old server, and choose the [Transfer license] tab.
- Do step 2: Select license, load recipient id file, and generate the license transfer file. Transfer this file to your new server.
- Back to the new server, run the rus.exe file and choose the [Apply License File] tab.
- Load and apply the license transfer file (from the old server).
9. How to delete a license from license manager/server
If you have old or inactive licenses you want to delete from your license manager/server, please be advised that there is no "Delete" button in the license manager. But you can accomplish this by simply do the transfer process (and not transfer the actual file).
- Run the rus.exe file on your server, and choose the [Transfer license] tab.
- Do step 2: Select license and generate the license transfer file.
- Confirm that everything is ok, and the license should be deleted. (You can now delete the transfer file).