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07-25-2008, 09:49 PM

I am using the old license key file based licensing instead of trusted storage. Is there a clean solution using the old license key file method where we can provide users with trial or evaluation licenses:
1. either built into the product
2. or be able to go to a website and download a 30-day license key by email after registering themselves as a user.

For #2, I do not want to write my own infrastructure if there is a FLEX product which already does that.

I apologize if this is not the right forum for FLEXNET trial license questions.


08-06-2008, 04:18 PM
We support ways to generate trial licenses, by setting up an entitlement for a large number of copies with a limited duration expiration terms. Then, each customer can login to the portal and use this activationId to generate a trial license.
Please contact technical support for more detailed information.

08-06-2008, 04:21 PM
What about building the 30-day trial license into the product without needing a server or a key file which is tied to the machine on which software is installed?

08-06-2008, 05:07 PM
With certificate licensing, you can only generate a license with host type as ANY so that the trial license can be used on any machine. You cannot bundle a generic license with the product and tie it to a host at installation time.

08-06-2008, 05:09 PM
I think I am confused here with the terminology.

1. Do I need trusted-storage based solution to provide built-into the product trial licensing?
2. Can I do #1 with older "key" file based licensing?


08-06-2008, 05:28 PM
I am sorry for the confusion.
Yes, you will Trusted storage licensing to include the trial license in the product.