Securely update license limitations, custom features or custom counters via activation code.

Use this feature to update custom features, custom counters, license limitations or max number of application instances for already activated application.

License extension feature is based on license extension activation codes.

License extension activation codes

License extension activation codes are based on next Site/MID code values.

Next site/MID codes are displayed on activation dialog when 'Extend license' radio button is selected. 

If required, these values can also be obtained via protection interface.

License extension activation codes can be standard or extended.

Standard license extension activation codes

If standard activation code is used for license extension only license validity period and number of runs limitation will be updated with default values for these limitations on remote computer.

Default values are default limitations from project settings. However, please note that default limitations on remote computer may be different from your current project default limitations in case you were using different values for previous updates and customer is using one of these updates.

Extended license extension activation codes

Extended activation codes are longer than standard activation codes but provide much more functionality. Use extended activation codes to change default demo limitations, default limited license limitations, default custom counters and default maximum number of instances.


STEP 1: Run previously activated application. Activation dialog box should pop-up.

STEP 2: Select 'Extend license' radio button. Next Site/MID codes will be displayed instead of current Site/MID codes.

STEP 3: Use next Site/MID codes to generate activation code.

STEP 4: Enter calculated activation code and click on 'Continue' button to extend license.


- Enable "Special key pop-up enabled" option to let your client choose when to invoke activation dialog by toggling special key(s) before running protected application.

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