Installation of a Licensing Dongle

Jim can be licensed to run using a dongle on Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac OS. If you purchased Jim with a dongle license, the dongle will arrive in the regular mail. In order to run Jim, you need to:
  1. Install Jim on every computer on which you want Jim to run. Please see the installation instructions for further details ( MS Windows, Linux, Mac OS ).
  2. You will have received a license.txt file by e-mail. Copy this license key file license.txt into the Jim install folder.
  3. Depending on which type of dongle you received, you may need to install the dongle driver software. Please see below.

There are two types of dongle that can be used to license Jim.

Driverless Dongles

If your dongle looks like this:

A driverless Microcosm dongle

it is a 'driverless' dongle and is very easy to install.

Driverless Dongle Installation on Windows

Plug the dongle into a USB port of your computer. If Windows says that it is searching for a driver for the new hardware, then let this process complete. After this, you should be able to run Jim.

Driverless Dongle Installation on Linux

Although the dongles are driverless under Linux, to give non-root users access to the dongle, you need to run a bash script before the dongle can be recognised.

Download the bash script inst and save it to the Desktop (or another convenient location) with the name "inst". Then run the following commands:

cd ~/Desktop
chmod a+x inst
sudo ./inst
If you do not have sudo rights then you must login as root user to run the script. Do not plug in the dongle until you have run the script. If you have the dongle already plugged in, then please unplug and plug in the dongle again after running the script.

Driverless Dongle Driver Installation on Mac OS 10.8+ 64-bit Intel Processor Systems

Simply plug into a USB port of your Mac and you will then be able to run Jim.

Safenet Dongles

If your dongle looks like this:

A Safenet dongle

then you will need to install the dongle driver software for your dongle to work. These dongles were supplied by SafeNet, Inc, now acquired by Thales.

Note: Safenet dongles do not work with Mac OS 11 (Big Sur) or later. When you updgrade a dongle license to Jim version 9, any Safenet dongle you have will be replaced by a driverless dongle.

Safenet Dongle Driver Installation on Windows

Download the Sentinel System Driver installer, and then double-click it to run the setup program.

Safenet Dongle Driver Installation on Red Hat and SuSE Linux

On RPM-based Linux systems, download the Linux Sentinel driver RPM and then run the following command:

rpm -ivh --force --nodeps sntl-sud-7.5.2-0.i386.rpm
This will install the Sentinel System Driver (USB daemon).

Safenet Dongle Driver Installation on Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Debian and other Debian-derived Linux systems

Download the file sntl-sud_7.5.1.tar and then extract the files from the tar archive. In a terminal, type:
tar xvf sntl-sud_7.5.1.tar
Then run the following command:
sh sud_install.sh

Safenet Dongle Driver Installation on Mac OS 10.8+ 64-bit Intel Processor Systems

Note: Safenet dongles do not work with Mac OS 11 (Big Sur) or later. When you updgrade a dongle license to Jim version 9, any Safenet dongle you have will be replaced by a driverless dongle.

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