Installing and Remote Authorizing the Ipro Enterprise Authorization Service (v2.0.0)

This guide is intended to instruct users on initial installation, configuration and remote authorization using the Ipro Enterprise Authorization Service.


The authorization portion of this guide applies to remote authorization ONLY – the steps provided do NOT apply to users with usage-based (dongled) installations or users without internet access.

This guide was made using version 2.0.0.8 of the authorization service – older versions may differ.

Installing the Ipro Enterprise Authorization Service
  • This guide applies to Allegro 2013.1.0, eCapture 2013.1.0, Eclipse 2013.2.0 and later for all three.
  • Ipro Authorization can be installed on 32-bit or 64-bit machines.
  • Ensure that all computers running associated Ipro products have access to the machine chosen to be the IPRO Authorization Server.
1. Run the “IPROAuth” executable provided in your authorization installation package. Click the “Next” button then read and accept the license agreement. On the “Custom Setup” screen leave both features to be installed and click “Next”, as shown below.



2. On the “IP Configuration” screen input the IP Address of the authorization server, as shown below, as well as the Port Number that has been set on the authorization server (default is 9800).

If you are currently installing on the machine that will act as the authorization server then you would input the IP Address of the machine you are on.



3. On the “Serial Number and ClientID” screen enter the values as they were provided to you from Ipro Customer Service, as shown below. If you are NOT installing on the authorization server then you may leave the values blank and click “Next”.

NOTE: If you ARE installing on the machine that will be used as the authorization server and these values are left blank they may be set at a later time by following steps 6-11 of this guide.



4. If you left the Client ID and Serial Number blank from the previous step you will be presented with the warning message as shown below. If this machine is going to act as the authorization server then the Client ID and Serial Number must be set, and the Ipro Authorization Service started, before you will be able to remotely authorize the system.



5. Click the “Install” button and then the “Finish” button once installation has completed.

6. If you just installed on the machine that will act as the authorization server and did NOT input your Client ID and Serial Number during installation you can set it by navigating to the installation directory of the authorization service (default is C:\Program Files\Ipro Tech\IPRO Auth Server) and open the “IproServiceConfig.exe” as shown below.

NOTE: Steps 6-11 are NOT necessary if the authorization server has already been installed and configured and you are just installing on another machine to manage the existing authorization.



7. On the screen shown below you may now enter the IP Address of the local machine (that will act as the authorization server), the TCP/IP Port (default is 9800) and your Client ID and Serial Number as provided to you by Ipro Customer Service. When done, click “Save”.



8. After clicking “Save” from the previous screen you should be presented with a message explaining that the Ipro Authorization Service must be stopped and restarted for the changes to take effect, as shown below. Click“OK”.



9. From the “Start” button search and open “Run”, as shown below.



10. From the “Run” utility type in “services.msc” as shown below. Click “OK”.



11. From the “Services (Local)” category locate the “Ipro Auth Service” entry. If the status is “Started” then right-click the service and click “Stop”, as shown below. Then right-click the service again and click “Start”. If it was not started to begin with then simply start the service.



12. The Ipro Authorization has now been successfully installed. The following guide below will cover remote authorization.


How to Remotely Authorize the System


NOTE: If the system has already been authorized, it will not allow another authorization.

1. Open the “Ipro Auth Manager” from either the desktop shortcut or from the “IproAuthManager.exe” located in the installation directory of the Ipro Authorization Service (default is C:\Program Files\Ipro Tech\IPRO Auth Server). The screen as shown below should open.



2. If prompted, enter the IP Address and TCP/IP Port of the authorization server. If the Client ID and Serial Number fields do not auto-populate then you should follow steps 6-11 on the previous guide (these steps are to be done on the machine acting as the authorization server).

From the Ipro Authorization Service Manager screen select File > Manage System Authorization > Remote Authorize System, as shown below.



3. If the Authorization is successful you should select File > Manage System Authorization > View System Authorization, as shown below, to confirm your authorization is correct.



4. As shown below, confirm that the “Count” and “Expiration Date” of the Software Module(s) are as expected.