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WebInspect 10.1 Standalone

After installing WebInspect 10.1 on Windows2008 R2 server, accepting all defaults(including no sensor) when I launch WE, and complete license activation w/local hp license infrastructure server. I get error message "you must connect to Enterprise Server at least once". Am I supposed to install the WebInsoect Enterprise also?

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Re: WebInspect 10.10 - Standalone mode in the license

Your WebInspect license was generated with an incorrect Enterprise Mode flag (aka AMP Mode).  WebInspect can be used as a client to our enterprise offering, WebInspect Enterprise, and its predecessor HP AMP (Assessment Management Platform).  Most WebInspect (desktop) licenses should have this Enterprise Mode flag set to Standalone mode by default, sometimes referred to as AMP Optional mode.  Your WebInspect licenses has unfortunately been created with one of the other two modes enabled.  You will need to contact Fortify Support (https://support.fortify.com), provide them the Activation Token for your WebInspect license, and ask that the Enterprise Mode flag be changed to "Standalone".

 

It is quite possible that the user sets this flag incorrectly themselves when performing the Electronic Order Redemption on the HP Poetic site.  There is provides a field with "Standalone" selected, and a pick-list of the other options, but it offers no visible explanation of the choices.  I have attached an annotated screen shot of that web page to explain this poor design.  The site was not built for our product line, but hosts many, many other HP products.

 

Sometimes human error occurs on the back-end when the license creation order comes in after you have filled out the Poetic web forms. 

 

 

 

Here is a breakdown of the Enterprise Mode options as an FYI:

 

  • Standalone - Enterprise Optional - AMP Only - WebInspect desktop is fully self-sufficient.  It acquires its own updates via HP SmartUpdate.  It can be connected to AMP or WebInspect Enterprise, but the user will not be under its control.

 

  • Roaming - WebInspect desktop is dependent on a connection with its Enterprise server (WIE or AMP).  It acquires its updates from that Enterprise server.  This update control includes new releases, which are delivered to the desktop only after the server administrators have approved them, and then the delivery occurs automatically from the server (not from HP).  This license permits the desktop to be disconnected from the server and still be capable of operating.  The user permissions are controlled by the server administration, even when disconnected.  This license requires an initial connection to the server before it can be used at all.

 

  • Fixed - Enterprise Server Only - AMP Only - WebInspect desktop is dependent on a full-time, permanent connection with its Enterprise server (WIE or AMP).  It acquires its updates from that Enterprise server.  This update control includes new releases, which are delivered to the desktop only after the server administrators have approved them, and then the delivery occurs automatically from the server (not from HP).  This license prevents the desktop from being disconnected from the server at all.  Once disconnected, WebInspect desktop will not operate.  The user permissions are controlled by the server administration.  This license is of use when the customer wishes maximum control over the use of the WebInspect desktop scanners.

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