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AR# 55509

2013.1 / 14.5 Licensing - FlexID-9 Hardware USB Dongles are not recognized by Vivado 2013.1 or ISE 14.5 design tools


We are using a FLEX Dongle license.

In Vivado 2013.1 or ISE 14.5 design tools, it appears that the dongle is not recognized.

  • Licensed applications such as MAP and PAR fail with a message similar to:
  • License path: 
    FLEXnet Licensing error:-5,357
    For further information, refer to the FLEXnet Licensing documentation, available at "www.flexerasoftware.com".
    Invalid host.
    The hostid of this system does not match the hostid specified in the license file.
    Feature:       ISE
    Hostid:        FLEXID=9-489f1cbc
  • XLCM comes up with the FLEXID Dongle ID field blank. The HostID matches is also marked "No"

I can see that the dongle is present and recognized by FLEX license utilities. Running "lmutils lmhostid -flexid" returns the correct dongle ID.

The dongle and license still work for ISE Design Suite 14.4 and older Xilinx software versions.


Vivado 2013.1 and ISE Design Suite 14.5 software licensing does not correctly recognize a hardware dongle.

Although a Dongle is present and recognized by lmutils, it does not appear to be recognized by ISE 14.5/Vivado 2013.1 tools.

A patch has been created to fix this issue.

The patch files attached to this answer record provide the updated libSecurity.dll or libSecurity.so files required to resolve this issue.

Please read the README file included in the patch archive for instructions on how and where to apply the patch.


Associated Attachments

AR# 55509
Date Created 04/11/2013
Last Updated 06/18/2013
Status Active
Type Known Issues
  • Vivado Design Suite - 2013.1
  • ISE Design Suite - 14.5
  • PlanAhead - 14.5