License information - Sterling Integrator

A separate license is required for each IBM® Sterling B2B Integrator feature that you purchased. During installation, you must choose the license files according to what you purchased. Product licenses do not require an activation key.

IBM assumes customers will only install and use the products they purchased. IBM reserves the right to inspect installs for compliance at any time.

After the installation finishes, if you determine that you need to modify license files, see License modifications.

Table 1. Product Licenses
Products
Sterling B2B Integrator Standard and Enterprise Edition
Sterling B2B Integrator Standard and Enterprise Financial Edition
Report Services
All services and adapters except for those listed below
CHIPS
SWIFTNet
NACHA ACH CTX adapter
FEDWIRE
Fin Serv XML standard
FIPS Mode
Image Cash Letter service
EBICS

How licensing works

Licensing in v6.0 and later releases works slightly differently from the previous versions of Sterling B2B Integrator.

If you are installing by using IIM, the jar files for all the components are copied to your installation even if you have not selected that component for installation. The Certified Container image for Sterling B2B Integrator also contains all the components. If you are not installing a particular component, the license for the component is not installed and the UI is not available.

During installation, you can install the following components along with Sterling B2B Integrator:

  • IBM Sterling File Gateway
  • FIPS Module
  • AS2 Edition Module
  • Financial Services Module
  • EBICS Banking Server Module
  • B2B Advanced Communications Integration Module
  • SPE Integration Module
Note: Sterling B2B Integrator APIs are available for use when you install Sterling B2B IntegratorSterling File Gateway APIs are available for use only if you install Sterling File Gateway.

Installing using IIM

You can install or upgrade to Sterling B2B Integrator using a Certified Container. However, using Certified Container for Sterling B2B Integrator has certain limitations. You must consider the limitations carefully before you decide to install or upgrade.

If you are installing Sterling B2B Integrator by using IIM, select the components that you want to install during the installation process.

Table 2. Licensing for IIM installation
Component
Selected during installation
Not selected during installation
IBM Sterling File Gateway
  • License is added.
  • UI is deployed and can be accessed by users.
  • Sterling File Gateway APIs are available for use.
  • License is not added.
  • UI is not deployed and cannot be accessed by users.
  • Sterling File Gateway APIs are not available for use.
FIPS Module
  • FIPS mode license is added.
  • FIPS is enabled.
  • FIPS mode is enabled if the FIPS Compliance Mode (Must enable FIPS Module) option is selected during installation.
  • FIPS mode license is not added.
  • FIPS is disabled.
Financial Services Module
  • Financial services license is added.
  • EBICS Client is installed.
  • EBICS Client UI can be accessed by users.
  • Financial services license is not added.
  • EBICS Client is not installed.
  • EBICS Client UI is not available.
EBICS Banking Server Module
  • EBICS license is added.
  • EBICS UI can be accessed by users if Sterling File Gateway is also installed. If Sterling File Gateway is not installed, an error occurs when a user accesses the EBICS UI.
  • EBICS license is not added.
  • When a user tries to access the EBICS UI an error occurs for the missing EBICS license.
AS2 Edition ModuleAS2 Edition Module is always installed along with Sterling B2B Integrator and is always enabled.AS2 Edition Module is always installed along with Sterling B2B Integrator and is always enabled.
B2B Advanced Communications Integration ModuleB2B Advanced Communications Integration Module is installed.B2B Advanced Communications Integration Module is not installed.
SPE Integration ModuleSPE Integration Module is installed.SPE Integration Module is not installed.

Installing using Certified Container

This section describes the Sterling B2B Integrator container support matrix across various cloud components.

If you are installing Sterling B2B Integrator using Certified Container, you must select the components that you want to install by adding the relevant property in the values.YAML file. For more information, see Configuring the Certified Container.

Table 3. Licensing for Certified Container installation
Component
Selected during installation
Not selected during installation
IBM Sterling File Gateway
  • License is added.
  • UI is deployed and can be accessed by users.
  • Sterling File Gateway APIs are available for use.
  • License is not added.
  • UI is not deployed and cannot be accessed by users.
  • Sterling File Gateway APIs are not available for use.
FIPS Module
  • FIPS mode license is added.
  • FIPS is enabled.
  • FIPS mode is enabled if the FIPS Compliance Mode (Must enable FIPS Module) option is selected during installation.
  • FIPS mode license is not added.
  • FIPS is disabled.
Financial Services Module
  • A financial services license is added.
  • EBICS Client UI can be accessed by users.
  • A financial services license is not added.
  • EBICS Client UI cannot be accessed by users.
EBICS Banking Server Module
  • EBICS license is added.
  • EBICS UI can be accessed by users if Sterling File Gateway is also installed. If Sterling File Gateway is not installed, an error occurs when a user accesses the EBICS UI.
  • EBICS license is not added.
  • When a user tries to access the EBICS UI an error occurs for the missing EBICS license.
AS2 Edition ModuleAS2 Edition Module is always installed along with Sterling B2B Integrator and is always enabled.AS2 Edition Module is always installed along with Sterling B2B Integrator and is always enabled.
B2B Advanced Communications Integration ModuleB2B Advanced Communications Integration Module is always installed along with Sterling B2B Integrator and is always enabled.B2B Advanced Communications Integration Module is always installed along with Sterling B2B Integrator and is always enabled.
SPE Integration ModuleSPE Integration Module is not supported if you have installed Sterling B2B Integrator using Certified Container.SPE Integration Module is not supported if you have installed Sterling B2B Integrator using Certified Container.

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