Introduction to ACEN web licensing model 

Activation center (ACEN) has two main licensing models for programs protected with remote protection: Standard and Web licensing.

In standard licensing model each license is identified by Customer, Order and Program and requires valid client account and order data in activation center.

In web licensing model each license is identified by Program and Serial Number pair only. No Client or Order entry is required.

This licensing model is intended for programs protected with combination of remote protection and serial numbers features only.


Implementation of ACEN web licensing model

All license handling in case of web licensing is done via ACEN web service. 

This is why live Internet connection is mandatory for license handling (activation, reactivation and license removal).

ACEN web licensing model can be implemented in two ways:

1. By handling all licensing tasks from your code.

This requires additional programming on your side but allows maximum flexibility. ACEN includes required web service documentation and sample desktop application which implements ACEN web service handling to get you started.

2. By letting PC Guard's protection code handle all web licensing tasks in three easy steps:

STEP 1: Set required Activation center (ACEN) options.

STEP 2: Set required PC Guard project settings.

STEP 3: Protect application.
 

Available protection scenarios

The following protection scenarios are supported with web licensing:

1. REMOTE protection + SERIAL NUMBERS

2. REMOTE protection + SERIAL NUMBERS + LIMITED LICENSE feature

Demo mode can be combined with both protection scenarios.