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01-11-2010, 03:25 AM
We use FNP 11.6 in our software for file based licensing.

We know that, currently we can generate trial licenses by specifying expiry date, start date and/or "demo" hostid.

Is there any way by which we create licenses and/or implement licensing, so that we can say generate and use a license so that if license expires after say "X" number of days (which we need to specify) from installation/activation (say first time licenses are read by the license server)?

01-11-2010, 07:20 PM
For license file-based licensing, there's nothing built in; license files want an expiration date, which depends on your fulfillment system. FlexNet Operations accepts a duration, for example, but the count starts on the fulfillment date and not the usage date.

If it's an option, trusted storage-based licensing supports trial activations, which support a duration from the time of activation ("demo license is valid for 30 days from activation date", for example). If not, it would presumably require some custom handling.