FlexNet Licensing

FlexNet Licensing

Launch new business models. Protect your IP. Reduce the risk of revenue loss.

FlexNet Licensing supports the widest range of monetization models in the industry, including: node locked, floating, named-user, subscription, capacity, metered, pay-for-use, pay-for-overage, time-limited and many more. It works across all platforms, standalone, as an SDK built into your application technology, or as a flexible web services framework. FlexNet Licensing enables you to easily configure your compliance model. You can implement anything from strict enforcement to trust-but-verify programs. FlexNet Licensing makes it very easy to define features, packages, bundles and suites. In fact, you can:

  • React to customer’s needs and create different product options
  • Switch features on and off electronically
  • Change pricing and licensing options quickly to match market demand
  • Differentiate your products through efficient licensing technology

FlexNet Licensing enables usage-based monetization or compliance models. You gain insight on what products and features customers are using and to what extent. Armed with this valuable insight, you can implement usage-based monetization models, detect overuse, manage compliance and gather actual user data to guide future product development.

FlexNet Licensing protects your products against revenue loss by ensuring only licensed and credentialed users can access your products. You can implement and enforce your software licensing terms without impacting usability and customer satisfaction. 

FlexNet Licensing provides multiple layers of application protection. You can add tamper-resistance to your code, install safeguards against  unauthorized access to your software, use secure activation mechanisms, detect hacking and overuse and react accordingly. 

Revenera has collaborated with cloud and virtualization platform providers to provide the richest set of licensing capabilities in these environments. FlexNet Licensing detects virtual machine cloning and will react as defined in your compliance model (deny or report). 

With activation processes, you can not only protect your applications but also establish a direct connection to your product’s users. Device manufacturers in the Internet of Things make a direct connection to their end users and can ensure that only original devices can be activated, which stops grey market abuse. 


  • Grow revenue when you support the full software monetization spectrum—from strict enforcement to usage-based trust-but-verify
  • Protect and monetize all your IP— cloud, SaaS, virtualized, on-premises and embedded— without negatively impacting usability
  • Change pricing and licensing terms quickly to match market demand
  • Improve the customer experience when you make it easy for customers to activate and manage features

FlexNet Licensing provides options all deployment options – on-premises, embedded, SaaS and Cloud


FlexNet Embedded

FlexNet Embedded, working in conjunction with FlexNet Operations, is a small footprint SDK that works with software applications in all implementations – on-premises, cloud, virtualized or mobile – as well as with embedded software on devices.

  • FlexNet Embedded License Server
  • FlexNet Cloud Licensing Service
  • Efficient In-Product and Volume License Activation Support
  • Software Tampering Protection
  • Virtualization Support
  • Trusted Storage
  • Failover Support
  • Usage Capture
  • Broad Platform Support
  • Faster Development Cycles with XT SDK

FlexNet Publisher

FlexNet Publisher is the de facto standard for certificate-based software licensing, providing thousands of software suppliers a simple approach to license and protect their applications. It supports a variety of monetization models, captures usage, offers advanced tamper-resistance protection and provides high availability support. FlexNet Publisher can operate as a standalone solution or in conjunction with FlexNet Operations.

  • Trusted Storage
  • Virtualization Support
  • Software Protection
  • Platform & Programming Language Support
  • High Availability

Cloud Monetization API

Revenera’s API approach enables licensing transactions where the use of an SDK is not the preferred implementation.

  • Universal JSON/REST interface
  • Programming language and platform agnostic
  • Full range of FlexNet Embedded license models
  • Support for FlexNet Embedded features including Preview
  • Request, Feature Selector, Vendor String and Grace Period
  • Simple interface for rapid deployment
  • RFC compliant message authentication mechanism secures license data
  • License all clients from a common pool of licenses
  • License and entitlement setup in FlexNet Operations is identical for CMAPI and FlexNet Embedded SDK clients

FlexNet ID Dongle

Today’s state-of-the-art software-based licensing is the choice for most suppliers. It offers more flexibility than any hardware-based approach. However, dongles are still a solution for some use cases, providing software protection by limiting or locking software access to your system. The FlexNet ID dongle works in conjunction with FlexNet Licensing (FlexNet Embedded or FlexNet Publisher) to enhance security as a form of hostid. The dongle is a serialized hardware key that attaches to a parallel or USB port and is automatically supported as a valid hostid by any FlexNet Licensing-enabled application.



FlexNet Licensing

Protect and monetize your IP with flexible software licensing–on-premises, SaaS, cloud, virtualized and embedded applications.

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Compliance Intelligence

Compliance Intelligence provides software vendors with actionable intelligence on the unpaid use of their applications to generate new license revenue.

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Case Study

Infor F9 reaches for the future with new Revenera monetization solution

Infor F9 now has an automated end-to-end monetization platform delivering modern licensing capabilities.

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