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Installing ASN-1Step

Applies to: ASN-1Step 8.2

The License Key: A valid ossinfo license authorization file is required to successfully install and run ASN-1Step. This file is provided by email at the time of purchase or trial and contains specific information about your license and the system on which you are authorized to run the program. If you need help locating your ossinfo file, contact customerservice@oss.com.

NOTE: You must have administrator privileges on the system where ASN-1Step will be installed.

  1. Download and run the installation executable for your license and platform. Follow the on-screen instructions. The install program prompts you for the location of the ossinfo file. Specify the folder location using the Browse button or allow the program to search for the file. Once the license key is found, it is validated and copied to the \Program Files\OSS Nokalva folder. When installation is complete, launch the program from the OSS ASN-1Step program menu.

    By default, the installation folder is
    \Program Files\OSS Nokalva\asn1step\<platform name>\<version number>
    However, the installation program gives you the option to select a different folder, if you wish.

    ASN.1 Studio, a powerful IDE, is packaged with ASN-1Step. The default installation folder for ASN.1 Studio is
    \Program Files\OSS Nokalva\asn1studio\<platform name>

    NOTE: If a Windows 32-bit (x86) version of the software is installed on a Windows 64-bit (x64) system, the default installation folder will be
    \Program Files (x86)\OSS Nokalva\...

    NOTE: If you are installing a 30-day trial version of ASN-1Step, the following exceptions apply:
    • The license authorization filename is ossinfo1steptrial.
    • Use the OSSINFOTRIAL environment variable to point to a non-default location of the ossinfo1steptrial file.
  2. Select Introduction from the program menu to read about what's new in this release, how to access samples, runtime choices, and more.

    Access documentation and information on getting started with ASN.1 Studio from Help on the ASN.1 Studio main menu.

  3. To run ASN-1Step as a command-line utility, we recommend that you first open the ASN-1Step Command Prompt, which automatically sets the environment variables, such as PATH, as needed.

  4. The doc\FILE-LIST.TXT file in the product installation directory provides details about all the files shipped with the ASN-1Step package. The list of ASN.1 Studio files is located in the ..\asn1studio\<platform name>\doc\FILE-LIST.TXT file.
  1. Download the appropriate .zip file for your license/platform into a directory of your choice and unzip it.

    The files will extract into the following directory structure:
    asn1step/<platform name>/<version number>

    When ASN.1 Studio is included in your software distribution, the following zip archive will also be created:
    asn1studio/<asn1studio platform>/asn1studio-<asn1studio version>.zip 
    If an earlier ASN.1 Studio release is already installed on your machine and you prefer to keep using it, skip to the next step. Otherwise, unzip asn1studio-<asn1studio version>.zip from the asn1studio/ directory.
  2. The License Key: A valid ossinfo license authorization file must be available to your system in order to run ASN-1Step. This file is provided to you by email at the time of purchase or trial and contains specific information about your license and the system on which you are authorized to run the program. If you need help locating your ossinfo file, please contact customerservice@oss.com.

    ASN-1Step will not run unless it can locate this file. The compiler looks at the OSSINFO environment variable for the name of the directory in which the license key is located. If the OSSINFO environment variable is not defined, the compiler searches for the ossinfo license key in the /usr/local/ossasn1 directory.

    To set the OSSINFO variable in
    • csh-like UNIX shells (csh, tcsh, etc.), use the following command:
    • setenv OSSINFO <path to directory containing ossinfo file>
    • sh-like UNIX shells (sh, ksh, bash, etc.), use the following command:
    • export OSSINFO=<path to directory containing ossinfo file>

      NOTE: If you are installing a 30-day trial version of ASN-1Step, the following exceptions apply:
      • The license authorization filename is ossinfo1steptrial.
      • Use the OSSINFOTRIAL environment variable to point to a non-default location of the ossinfo1steptrial file.
  3. Open the asn1step/<platform name>/<version number>/doc/WELCOME.HTML file to read about what's new in this release, how to access samples, runtime choices, and more.

    Access documentation and information on getting started with ASN.1 Studio from Help on the ASN.1 Studio main menu.

  4. The doc/FILE-LIST.TXT file in the product installation directory provides details about all the files shipped with the ASN-1Step package. The list of ASN.1 Studio files is located in the ../asn1studio/<platform name>/doc/FILE-LIST.TXT file.

For assistance with software installation please send email to customerservice@oss.com.

For technical support send email to support@oss.com and include the following information in your message:

  • Your license number
  • Your name
  • Your company name
  • A brief description of the problem

This documentation applies to release 8.2 and later of ASN-1Step®. For earlier versions, consult the PDF manual available in your product installation.

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