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Introduction

  • JS7 is available for dual licensing with an Open Source License and a Commercial License.
    • The same source code and therefore the same feature functionality is available with both license models. 
    • The one exception is the operational feature to cluster the JS7 components for high availability which is a commercially available feature for enterprise customers.
  • Customers applying for a commercial license receive both a license key from SOS and the binary code that allows clustering of JS7 components.
  • Users who intend to evaluate the JS7 high availability capabilities can apply for a trial license key by sending mail to sales@sos-berlin.com

License Key

The license key is an X.509 certificate that is issued and signed by SOS. 

  • SOS forwards the license key to the customer.
  • The customer is responsible to apply the license key in compliance with the license terms forwarded by SOS to the customer.

License keys include information about the

  • license owner: company name
  • license model: perpetual license, subscription license, pay-per-use license
  • license package: the number of Controller and Agent instances that are covered by the license.
  • license limit: licenses are valid starting from the date of issuing. Licenses are valid
    • with the perpetual license model without expiration date.
    • with the subscription license model for the subscription period, e.g. one year.
    • with the pay-per-use license model for a maximum of two years.

License keys are not subject to an open source license. Modification of license keys and use of license keys outside of the licensee's organization is not permitted.

Trial License Key

SOS grants trial license keys to individuals and organizations that intend to evaluate the software.

  • Grant of a license key
    • is limited to 30 days.
    • is limited to the individual or organization that applies for a trial license key.
  • Trial license keys will become invalid with the expiration date.

Licensed Binary Code

The license key allows to use binary code for the clustering capabilities of JS7 components.

  • Binary code for clustering is not open source, it is copyrighted by SOS. Binary code for clustering is published with a commercial license issued by SOS.
  • Users may not modify, decompile, or reverse engineer binary code for clustering.

Binary code for clustering is available from the js7-license.jar file that is offered from JS7 - Download. By downloading the binary code for clustering you consent with the license terms for a commercial license of JS7.

Applying License Key and Licensed Binary Code

License Key

The following chapters make use of specific terms:

  • Terms used for JOC Cockpit
    • For Linux environments JETTY_BASE by default points to: /var/sos-berlin.com/js7/joc
    • For Windows environments JETTY_BASE by default points to: C:\ProgramData\sos-berlin.com\js7\joc
    • JETTY_BASE is specified during installation.
  • Terms used for a Controller
    • For Linux environments JS7_CONTROLLER_DATA by default points to: /var/sos-berlin.com/js7/controller/var
    • For Windows environments JS7_CONTROLLER_DATA by default points to: C:\ProgramData\sos-berlin.com\js7\controller
    • JS7_CONTROLLER_DATA is specified during installation.

The license key ships as an X.509 certificate file (*.pem) that is added to the following directories:

  • JOC Cockpit:
    • For Linux and Windows: JETTY_BASE/resources/joc/license
    • The certificate has to be added to any JOC Cockpit cluster members.
  • Controller:
    • For Linux and Windows: JS7_CONTROLLER_DATA/config/license
    • The license key has to be applied to any Controller cluster members.

Licensed Binary Code

The licensed binary code is available from the js7-license.jar file that has to be added to the following locations:

  • JOC Cockpit:
    • JETTY_BASE/lib/ext/joc
    • The js7-license.jar file has to be added for any JOC Cockpit cluster members.
  • Controller:
    • JS7_CONTROLLER_DATA/lib/user_lib
    • The js7-license.jar file has to be added for any Controller cluster members.

License Check

Positive License Check

  • JOC Cockpit:
    • The positive license check indicates that a valid license is available, therefore this check works silently without further logging.
  • Controller:
    • The positive license check will log a single entry to the controller.log file. The entry looks like this:
      • 2021-05-28T06:14:33,196 info com.sos.js7.license.controller.ClusterLicenseCheck - Product Name: js7.controller.cluster

Negative License Checks

Logging examples for negative license checks that indicate absence of a license:

  • The license folder cannot be found.
    • JOC Cockpit:
      • 2021-05-28T11:37:02,797 INFO main c.s.j.l.c.LicenseChecker - Could not read directory: C:\sp\devel\js7\testing\installations\joc\jetty_base\resources\joc\license
        2021-05-28T11:37:02,801 INFO main c.s.j.l.c.LicenseChecker - No licence certificates found.
    • Controller:
      • 2021-05-18T08:12:31,370 info  com.sos.js7.license.controller.ClusterLicenseCheck - Product Name: JS7 Controller Cluster
        2021-05-18T08:12:31,372 info  com.sos.js7.license.check.LicenseChecker - Could not read directory: /var/sos-berlin.com/js7/controller/var/config/license
        2021-05-18T08:12:31,372 info  com.sos.js7.license.check.LicenseChecker - No licence certificates found.
  • No files are present in the license folder.
    • JOC Cockpit:
      • 2021-05-28T11:04:23,651 INFO main c.s.j.l.c.LicenseChecker - No file(s) present in: C:\sp\devel\js7\testing\installations\joc\jetty_base\resources\joc\license
        2021-05-28T11:04:23,656 INFO main c.s.j.l.c.LicenseChecker - No licence certificates found.
    • Controller:
      • 2021-05-18T08:17:17,412 info  com.sos.js7.license.controller.ClusterLicenseCheck - Product Name: JS7 Controller Cluster
        2021-05-18T08:17:17,429 info  com.sos.js7.license.check.LicenseChecker - No file(s) present in: /var/sos-berlin.com/js7/controller/var/config/license
        2021-05-18T08:17:17,429 info  com.sos.js7.license.check.LicenseChecker - No licence certificates found.
  • Files are present in the license folder, but do not represent valid X.509 certificates.
    • JOC Cockpit:
      • 2021-05-28T11:48:07,057 INFO main c.s.j.l.c.LicenseChecker - Could not parse certificate from file: C:\sp\devel\js7\testing\installations\joc\jetty_base\resources\joc\license\test.txt
        2021-05-28T11:48:07,061 INFO main c.s.j.l.c.LicenseChecker - No certificate(s) present in: C:\sp\devel\js7\testing\installations\joc\jetty_base\resources\joc\license
        2021-05-28T11:48:07,061 INFO main c.s.j.l.c.LicenseChecker - No licence certificates found.
    • Controller:
      • 2021-05-18T08:27:43,110 info  com.sos.js7.license.controller.ClusterLicenseCheck - Product Name: JS7 Controller Cluster
        2021-05-18T08:27:43,126 info  com.sos.js7.license.check.LicenseChecker - Could not parse certificate from file: C:\sp\devel\js7\testing\installations\joc\jetty_base\resources\joc\license\test.txt
        2021-05-18T08:27:43,127 info  com.sos.js7.license.check.LicenseChecker - No certificate(s) present in: C:\sp\devel\js7\testing\installations\joc\jetty_base\resources\joc\license
      • 2021-05-18T08:27:43,127 info  com.sos.js7.license.check.LicenseChecker - No licence certificates found.
  • Cases of invalid certificates:
    • Certificate is not a License X.509 certificate issued by SOS.
      • JOC Cockpit:
        • 2021-05-28T11:40:01,694 INFO main c.s.j.l.c.LicenseChecker - License not a JS7 license.
          2021-05-28T11:40:01,699 INFO main c.s.j.l.c.LicenseChecker - DN: DNQ=SOS CA, CN=sp, OU=IT, O=SOS, L=Berlin, ST=Berlin, C=DE
      • Controller:
        • 2021-05-18T08:21:22,322 info  com.sos.js7.license.controller.ClusterLicenseCheck - Product Name: JS7 Controller Cluster
          2021-05-18T08:21:22,395 info  com.sos.js7.license.check.LicenseChecker - License not a JS7 license.
          2021-05-18T08:21:22,396 info  com.sos.js7.license.check.LicenseChecker - DN: DNQ=SOS CA, CN=sp, OU=IT, O=SOS, L=Berlin, ST=Berlin, C=DE
    • The validity period of the License X.509 certificate is expired.
      • JOC Cockpit:
        • 2021-05-28T11:44:38,921 INFO main c.s.j.l.c.LicenseChecker - license has expired on: Wed May 19 09:33:42 UTC 2021
          2021-05-28T11:44:38,926 INFO main c.s.j.l.c.LicenseChecker - License validity period failed.
      • Controller:
        • 2021-05-19T12:15:56,502 info  com.sos.js7.license.controller.ClusterLicenseCheck - Product Name: JS7 Controller Cluster
          2021-05-19T12:15:56,647 info  com.sos.js7.license.check.LicenseChecker - license has expired on: Wed May 19 09:33:42 GMT 2021
          2021-05-19T12:15:56,647 info  com.sos.js7.license.check.LicenseChecker - License validity period failed.

License Usage

License Counting

  • License keys do not implement technical license counting. SOS estimates it a risk that due to use in restricted environments the license counting could fail and prevent the software from running.
  • You can technically use the same license key for any number of JobScheduler instances. However, this might not comply with the commercial license terms that are agreed on for the license model that is applicable to your environment. 

License Measurement

  • SOS reserves the right to perform license measurement activities, e.g. to request you to report job executions if a pay-per-use license model is in place. 
  • The license measurement procedure verifies the number of software instances and licenses in use.
  • Based on individual agreements for the license model that applies to your environment the license measurement procedure can be performed on a regular basis.


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