Licensing Overview

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Go Up to Licensing Your Product

The following topics provide a high-level discussion of key licensing topics and directs you to sources of more detailed information.

Viewing Your License Type and Modules

The About... dialog, available from the Help menu, displays your license type and each license module currently registered.

DBArtisan & Rapid SQL 2016 License DBArtisan & Rapid SQL Pre-2016 License DB Change Manager, DB Optimizer & DBPS All Licenses (any version)
Workstation 2016+ uses the 2016 serial number. Have end users use the “Update License” function in the License Manager to generate a 2016+ license. There is no need to go to the Maintenance Portal. Obtain your 2016 licenses via the Maintenance Portal. Provide 2016 serial numbers to your end users, and they will install 2016+ then use the “Update License” function to enable 2016+ using the 2016 serial number. The 2016+ products require new license serial numbers. Please log into the Maintenance Portal to obtain new serial numbers for 2016+.
NNU/Concurrent Your license server administrator must rehost the existing certificates to update the licenses for the new release. End users need a new slip file from the license server administrator. Obtain your 2016 certificates from the Maintenance Portal. Your license server administrator must host them and send end users a new slip file. Obtain new 2016+ license certificates from the Maintenance Portal. Please ask your license server administrator to host the new license certificates.

Understanding Trial, Workstation, and Networked Licenses

Three kinds of licenses are available: Trial, Workstation, and Networked.

Trial licenses

A license for a 14-day, full-featured trial version of the product. The trial license must be registered before you can use the product.

Workstation licensing

A license or set of licenses is tied to a particular workstation. The product can only be used on that workstation.

Networked licensing

Networked licenses are administered and distributed by a central License Server (Enterprise License Center or Acresso FLEXnet Publisher). There are two types of networked licenses: Concurrent and Networked Named User. With Concurrent licensing, users on different machines take turns using licenses from a shared pool. With Networked Named User licensing, licenses are pre-assigned to specific users setup on the license server's user list. Those users are guaranteed to have licenses available any time. NOTE: Concurrent licenses can be borrowed for use without a network connection. For details, see Online/Offline Mode and Concurrent License Checkout.

Directing Queries Regarding Licenses

Questions regarding license availability, feature availability, and client or server licensing, should be directed as follows:

  • If you work in an organization that uses networked licensing, direct any questions to your site’s DBArtisan administrator.
  • If you are using workstation licensing, direct licensing questions to your IDERA representative.