What is a Floating Licence?
A Floating licence contains activations which are temporarily leased to the instance of the application running for a user on a device. The application, during start-up, will ask the licensing server to issue an activation from the remaining free activations in the pool. If there are no free activations then the application will refuse to run - the user must try again later. On exiting the application, the activation is 'returned' the pool for use by another instance of the application. If the application crashes unexpectedly rather than exiting cleanly, the licence server will automatically return its activation to the pool if it detects the application is no longer periodically requesting the lease to be extended.
If you wish many or all users in your company to have the ability to run the application, but not all at the same time, then a floating licence is ideal as it may end up being more cost effective over Node Locked licences.
What is a Node Locked Licence?
A Node Locked licence contains activations which are applied permanently to the instance of the application running for a user on a device. Once applied, the application will remain activated for all subsequent uses. Activations can be freed up for ...
Can I Purchase More Activations for an Existing Licence?
Yes, it's possible. To do this, you need to transfer them from another licence. If you don't have a suitable donor licence (for the same product and licence type) in your Licensing Portal account then you'll need to purchase one first. Once you ...
What is an Activation and How Does it Relate to a Licence?
Licences have an Allowed Activations limit. This is the total number of times that the same licence key can be used to activate individual instances of the application. An activation is per user, per device. Examples A user would like to use the ...
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How Do I Show My Company Name in the Application's About Box/Page?
When a customer purchases a licence, only their name and email address are taken via the payment dialog. If the purchase is made for the first time using that email address, the automated order fulfilment process creates an account in the Licensing ...