Configuring license and expiration notification

This procedure describes how to specify when to send expiration notifications, and the recipients of the notification emails.

Spectrum Technology Platform can send an email notification when a license, database, or software component is about to expire. This allows you to take the necessary action to ensure that your business processes are not disrupted by an expiration. Some of the components that have expiration dates include:

  • Licenses
    • Email notifications are not available for transaction-based licenses. If you are approaching the maximum number of transactions for a license, a message appears in the system log in Spectrum Management Console.
    • When you log in as admin in Spectrum Spatial Manager, and the license expiry date falls inside the license expiration range set in Spectrum Management Console, a warning message is displayed as: Spatial License will expire in <n> days.
  • Databases, such as U.S. postal databases used for CASS processing
  • Certain software components, such as the engine used to validate U.S. addresses in Spectrum Universal Addressing.
Tip: To view the items that have expiration dates, open Spectrum Management Console and go to System > Licensing and Expiration.
  1. Open Spectrum Management Console.
  2. Go to System > Licensing and Expiration.
  3. Click Configure Notification.
  4. Check the Send notification box.
  5. In the Days before expiration field, specify the number of days in advance that you want to be notified of a pending license, software, or data expiration. This is the default value. You can specify a different notification period for each license item on the System > Licensing and Expiration page.

    For example, if you want to be notified 30 days before items expire, specify 30.

  6. Under Recipients, click the Add button and enter the email address you want to receive the expiration notification email. You can multiple email addresses if needed.
  7. Click Save.

You have now specified recipients for the notifications and how far in advance of expiration to send the notification email. If you have not already done so, you must configure a mail server to use to send the emails. Notifications will not be sent until a mail server has been configured.

Note: By default the system will send expiration notifications for all items that expire (licenses, databases, software components, for example). You can disable expiration notifications for specific items by going to System > Licensing and Expiration.