is there any way to let clients borrow a hosted floating license for a duration other than the one specified in the license policy?
Background: In our scenario users lease floating licenses from the same license pool either:
for a short period of time (some hours) during which they typically remain online or
for an extended period of time (some weeks) during which they will not have a connection to the license server.
In case 2. we’d like to give our users the choice to select a date until which their license will be borrowed.
Setting the lease duration in the license policy to some expected maximum, let’s say eight weeks, by default seems like overkill and will most likely result in many zombie licenses as we’d have to rely on our users to return their licenses if they don’t need them for the whole lease duration. Also, the impact of failing to return the short term licenses properly will be amplified.
If this is not possible, is there some clever workaround?