In standard licensing model each license requires valid Client, Program and Order data in activation center. This means that you need to set Program, Client and Order data in order to be able to generate valid licenses for end users (clients). This licensing method allows centralized tracking of all information about your protected programs, clients and their orders and licenses. Licenses are managed in Activation center manually by end users (clients) or/and by administrator users. Clients can manage only their licenses where administrator users can manage licenses for any client. Clients, Orders and Licenses can also be managed programmatically by using ACEN web service methods.


acen standard licensing diagram

In above example standard licensing diagram we have two programs (Program 1, 2), two clients (Client 1, 2) and three orders (Order 1, 2, 3) defined in activation center. Client 1 has two orders (Order 1 for Program 1 and Order 2 for Program 2) and Client 2 has single Order (Order 3 for Program 2). Two licenses are granted for Order 1 and single license is granted for Order 2 and Order 3.

By default, live Internet connection is not mandatory for protected applications in standard licensing model.

Supported protection scenarios

PLAIN protection

Program protected with PLAIN protection can be run on any computer and does not require activation. This means that no license management is required for such programs. When adding programs protected with PLAIN protection activation should be turned OFF in program settings.

Licensing process, step by step

The following steps are involved in standard licensing process:

Program > Client > Orders > Licenses

STEP 1: Programs are added to database

STEP 2: Clients are added to database

STEP 3: Orders for appropriate program are added to client's account.

STEP 4: Licenses can now be added to Orders.

Handling of standard licenses

Standard licenses can be handled in three different ways:

1. From ACEN administrators interface.

Administrator users can add, update or extend licenses for any order.

2. From ACEN clients interface

End users (clients) can manage only licenses tied to their orders.

3. By using ACEN web service interface

Both end users (Clients) and ACEN administrator users can access web service. Administrator users can manage all licenses where end users can manage only licenses from their account.