Creating a license

The most common way to create a license is to use the corresponding button under the Screen selector.

A window will appear:

Name the license and use the search field or the list to find the software item to attach the license to, then click Select next to its title. In some cases, the software will be selected automatically.

Fill in the license properties. The most important are the Keys are mandatory/optional switch and the number of activations.

When the setting is Keys are mandatory, the number of copies that a single key activates needs to be specified. The most common scenarios are:

  • Several keys, each activating one installation;
  • One key that activates several installations (a.k.a. Volume License Key, VLK).

However, you're free to create a license with several volume keys or just one single-activation key. Any combination will work.

In this mode, a software copy is considered non-compliant if it's not assigned a valid key that belongs to its license.

Copy the license keys into the License keys field, each key on a separate line. You will be able to add or remove keys later, either by editing this list or by manipulating key entities directly.

When the setting is Keys are optional, the total number of activations the license allows needs to be specified. License keys will be ignored. A software installation is considered non-compliant if the activation limit of the license is exceeded.

In any mode, click the activations field to see the ∞ (infinity) button. By setting the activation number to infinity, an unlimited capacity license is created.

In any mode, set the activations to 0 to create a pirate license. Use these to track unwanted installations. You may also store known pirate license keys in them.

You can assign several different licenses to a single software item.