License Key

 

Please:
  • Do not edit or alter the 'info' file - it is processed automatically after verification. 
  • All requests not submitted by the Contact Person may be discarded by our automatic system. 
  • Note that the access_prod program does not work properly if the set-up of the computer operating system is not consistent. The most common problems are discussed here.
The license key file, cr_info, needs to be present in the /usr/local/lib directory in order for the HKL/HKL-2000 programs to run. One cr_info file may contain information about many computers and detectors. The program looks through the cr_info file for the right combination of fields that matches the given detector family and computer information, other fields are ignored.
 
The cr_info file will look like the following:
 
`~:Ddj@Qsw0fOouyHhnrwyadij@)WxBde46kM$PRSYdIORW468rxdeJL)=+[cemr
uvbjl$T-_efOP)v+gLQqrV=CFHJntzD4jpvaiRsaEFkop*a5H^+]59$Stw16pR-2
IKNRvdf5k^_WAGLM$O=1EGOopuY]EIn(0f!$&uc3iqu=2l^QYdi$Pr)]e6#oprA1
CcHmpsXCch@%=4j$%PrTucHN_z0cdHLms(uvxb5Kos(XB27qu]efjl@OPT1G9Lm$
^t)Wy01fJKLNs([EKLTY23hl@nWEJjrA4JO*-d7!PucG%^r=4gKmV3GOTxC3hJOq
(xBbe9M$&RTy3GIjLOq&sX08L%-X1ksXF6kl#-Af!P&R]b6kPXFJlPuv+z]7q_Xy
Dij9!^-XDiMSxGIOt_+zBJlt[c67JlU25@nRWwB5klqt)xzDJ!LPSWZDdMrW+13I
kpstXDf!tzD78rADGk^Qu[24Ffn$^-XYa02gjLl@)_ag@nqw16!LMm%RUZeN%xZ7
KPuYck@q()WAIQY6kM$)W]e8#$SX06i8@*]4Jl&vwcH@MoQRXF$&uvwxBDfijnp)
=19suxCD@#qZE8#%*T1klNOQqrtX1f5!$%x[DL#%*+glN&RWXDh9LOs)1gjp)WCI
#PSTtwa2!Nnq-Aae9^)Vx15GM^)xdejoruwacfintV[013mR_AEM^_19Lptwyglp
vXc4!@n%x[6kn(b3E7^Swa1CD@uYAbDEgjntVvaCcfKORs=y[4ijrwbgk%RW]5$r
sXYE89MN%Ptuvy0jmR_Ydjl&SV37KM&za2EFGgLp*]FNPVXcHJOTZF9nWCIJkoST
yeksUw06MnWxbg8nSuweh7jO=2FLmV]B24FLOR_zc:
 
To obtain the license key, you need to run the access_prod program on each machine that you plan to use for running any of the HKL programs. Executing the access_prod results in the following dialog (example answers in red, comments in italics):
 
enter the name of your institution: State University
 
enter the name of PI: John Doe (Principal Investigator or Group Leader)
 
enter the name of person responsible for HKL maintenance: Jane Doe
 
enter names of all frame formats (detectors) you want to use: mar345 raxis4 (see below)
 
enter the number of detectors in your lab which are
currently supported by HKL package: 2
 
enter the name of company from which you received
your license: HKL Research, Inc. (Other Possible Software Providers: Rigaku, etc.)
 
enter HKL version number: HKL-2000_704y
 
if this is temporary license, enter the number of days you request,
for permanent license enter 'noexpir': noexpir
 
do you want to send automatically e-mail to hkl@hkl-xray.com
in order to activate your license (y) ? n
 
If the answer is y (yes), the access_prod program may automatically send an e-mail with a request for an access file: cr_info. It may not always work, though. If the answer is n (no) the program will produce the following info file. You may save the info file and afterwards 'manually' send it to hkl@hkl-xray.com.
 
An example of the 'info' file created by the access_prod program is given below (comments in italics) :
 
HOST-NAME: vp4.med.state.edu (extracted by the program - do not edit!)
NOTE: the field is limited in length to 30 characters
HOST-ID: -2035379618 (extracted by the program - do not edit!)
HOSTNAME: state.edu (extracted by the program - do not edit!)
HW_PROV: linux (extracted by the program - do not edit!)
CPU-SERIAL: linux,eth1,001762854231 (extracted by the program - do not edit!)
INSTITUTION: State University Licensee's Institution name
PI: John Doe Principal Investigator or Group Leader
CONTACT: Jane Doe Contact Person
DETECTORS: mar345 raxis4 Detector Families
NO-OF-DET: 2 Number of Detectors at Home Laboratory
PROVIDER: HKL Research, Inc. License Provider: Rigaku, HKL, etc.
VERSION: HKL-2000_704y Requested Version of the Program
EXPIR: noexpir example: 60, Jan 1 2015
 
 
The following are detector families that may be used in the above 'questionnaire':
 
raxis2 - RAXIS-II
raxis4 - RAXIS-IV
raxis5 - RAXIS-V
mar345 - MAR345 detector

This is only a partial list.  You may also just simply write a description of the detector format, for example Pilatus 6M, ADSC Q315, etc.

You should receive the cr_info file from us by return mail. Usually it should take no more than 48h to receive cr_info. The cr_info file should be placed in the directory:

 
/usr/local/lib
 
You need system privileges to do so. In case of an emergency you may put this file into your home directory, but remember to ask a system administrator to copy cr_info into /usr/local/lib. Otherwise, nobody else will be able to run the HKL programs.