Options and More Options

Using ‘Vendor Defined’ Optional Keywords Since license policy in RLM is defined largely by license keys, a single binary version of your RLM-based application can support many different license policies. Once RLM is implemented, you can address ever-changing business rules by simply varying the type of license keys that you issue. RLM can support a …

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RLM v9 Addresses Opportunities in “The Cloud”

The Reprise License Manager (RLM) v9 addresses licensing challenges and opportunities presented in the cloud. Earlier we wrote a short article about this topic, http://www.reprisesoftware.com/blog/2010/01/are-you-ready-for-cloud-computing/ asking “Are you ready for the Cloud?”  RLM v9 now incorporates features to help software vendors exploit these new opportunities. The biggest industry players are driving the cloud movement. Platform …

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Portfolio Decisions Licenses the Reprise License Manager (RLM)

Summary: After using several other software license management solutions, Portfolio Decisions found the Reprise License Manager (RLM) to be easier to install and support while offering increased licensing flexibility and control. Who We Are Portfolio Decisions is a management consulting and software firm specializing in the analysis of decision options and alternatives. We take business …

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Tips for Multi-Server Site Configurations

Multiple Independent License Servers A site may have multiple RLM license servers serving the same licenses, either in a failover scenario or when the site has decided to split its complement of licenses for a given product across multiple servers. The licensed applications need to know which hostnames and port numbers the license servers are …

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Modifying Licenses in the Field

Using “REPLACE =” and “UPGRADE” Probably the most basic of all licensing policy methodologies is the ability to control the duration of the license with an expiration date in the license. At times, as in demo or trial modes, you may want your licenses to have a short duration, 30 days or so. Still other …

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Licensing by Longitude

Can you gain by restricting your software licenses to certain regions of the globe? Independent software vendors (ISVs) are often reminded of how interconnected their customers are. For instance, they may receive a support call from someone in India using a license on a server in Indiana. Depending on the ISV, this may not be …

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