RIT uses a software license manager from Flexera. Flexera is the leading manufacturer of license managers in the world, with over 50 million customers. Flexera’s licensing is used by companies that include Microsoft, Adobe, Cisco, Symantec, MathWorks, and many others.
Customers can easily manage licenses by logging onto the FlexNet License User Portal.
A floating license (the default) provides the most flexibility to users, as it may be used on many machines. The RIT software is installed wherever the user needs it, and the floating licenses are automatically checked in and out of the cloud-based license server when the RIT software is opened and closed.
As a benefit, floating licenses allow the use of RIT software on any number of machines, limited only by the number of licenses the user has purchased. For example, if the user has installed the software on 3 machines and has purchased 2 licenses, the user may run up to 2 concurrent instances of the RIT software on any of the 3 machines.
A node-locked license is tied to a specific machine. During the initial licensing process for the node-locked license, the software contacts the cloud license server to obtain the license for the particular machine. It then writes the license into a ‘trusted storage area’ on the user’s computer.
After this is complete, an internet connection is no longer needed for licensing.
With no internet required, the local license server is sent through your facility’s network and is tied to a specific server. This new option will allow users to have floating license capability, local to their facility’s network.