FlexNet Manager Suite 2020 R1 (On-Premises)

Command line | Registry

When transferring data to or from an inventory beacon using the HTTPS protocol, a web server certificate is applied to the data being transferred.

When receiving web server certificates from servers, the appropriate agent checks the CA (certification authority) server to ensure that the certificates are not on the CRL (certificate revocation list). If an agent cannot check the CRL (for example, the CA server is firewalled and cannot be contacted), the system may time out on the CRL download, and consequently fail the revocation check. To avoid this, you can use the CheckCertificateRevocation preference to prevent agents from performing the CRL check.
Tip: Turning off CRL checking should be only a temporary measure while you fix the problem that prevents successful checking. It is poor security practice to omit the check for certificate currency, since without this check your system may continue to trust a certificate that has been compromised as part of a wider attack.

You can set this as a common registry entry, so that the same behavior occurs across all agents, and you can override the common behavior by setting an overriding registry entry for any individual agent if required. By default, this preference is set so that all agents check the CRL.


Values / range

Boolean (True or False)

Default value


Example values


Command line


ndtrack, ndlaunch, ndupload


-o CheckCertificateRevocation=”False”


Installed by

Manual configuration

Computer preference

[Registry]\ManageSoft\Common or [Registry]\ManageSoft\<Agent>\CurrentVersion where <Agent> is the registry key for an individual component.
Note: In some circumstances only the specific path for a component works.

FlexNet Manager Suite (On-Premises)

2020 R1