CTS has installed a software product called KeyServer on both Windows and OS X platforms. It's purpose is to manage our pool of software licenses for a few software products. CTS hopes to increase the use of this technology in the future.
KeyServer, as currently used by CTS, allows a small number of concurrent software licenses to be shared by the entire campus. It allows monitoring and launches of software so that only the licensed number of products are used concurrently.
Because the programs that use it are a limited, shared resource, if you keep a program running, but your are not using it (idle) KeyServer will detect this and may ask you to close the application.
KeyServer needs a connection to our KeyServer Management server. If you are off campus, you will need to initiate a VPN connection in order to use programs managed by KeyServer.