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AR# 42053

Licensing - What is FlexNet Publisher Licensing and how does it work?


What is FlexNet Publisher Licensing and how does it work?


FlexNet Publisher Licensing, also known as FLEX and previously FLEXlm licensing, is a certificate-based, run-time licensing service sold by Flexera Software and is used throughout the industry. The certificate is an encrypted "key," which resides in a "license file". Applications automatically try to check-out a license by providing the "key" to the FLEX services. These services reside on a local machine or a network server.

NOTE: License check-in and check-out happen automatically when an application is open and closed; check-in and check-out do not require a specific action on the part of the user.

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42052 Licensing - FlexNet Licensing Overview N/A N/A
AR# 42053
Date Created 10/28/2011
Last Updated 12/15/2012
Status Active
Type General Article
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