Licensing

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Licensing Model

The licensing model used by all Apitron's products is providing software licenses on a subscription basis, where the minimum subscription period is one year from the date of purchase. Renewal doesn't occur automatically, so the customers are being notified one month before their subscriptions end. Read more about the renewal here.

A valid subscription includes access to the latest product releases and technical support with an ability get the initial reply from the experienced engineer within 24 hours a problem was encountered with any of the company's products.

All Apitron's licenses are royalty-free, and are not linked to working sites, number of processors or number of developers.

License Types

Different license types serve different purposes, so it's always possible to find one suiting particular customer's needs.

Enterprise License


Allows to use the component with any supported platform and application type. It is irrelevant to the number of copies sold, developer accounts and number of applications created.

Conditions

  • Unlimited apps
  • Unlimited copies

Usage scenarios

  • WPF apps
  • Windows Forms apps
  • ASP.NET apps
  • ASP.NET Core apps
  • Webservices
  • .NET Core apps
  • Universal windows apps
  • Windows store apps
  • Console apps
  • Cross-platform apps developed using Xamarin
  • GTK# apps
  • MONO apps
  • Azure apps
  • Windows services
  • Private libraries (not SDKs)
  • Silverlight apps
  • Windows phone apps
  • ... many more

Don't see your usage scenario? Contact us and we'll check if it is supported.

Application License


Allows to create a single application or single windows service using Apitron's product. Licensing mechanism checks the corresponding AssemblyProduct and AssemblyCompany attributes of the entry assembly in order to check the license. Suitable for all applications except web apps. See an article describing assembly attributes on [MSDN].

Conditions

  • Single app or windows service
  • Versions of the app for all supported platforms can use the same license
  • Not suitable for web apps
  • Unlimited apps copies

Usage scenarios

  • Windows Forms apps
  • Windows services
  • Console apps
  • MONO apps
  • WPF apps
  • Xamarin apps
  • Universal Windows apps
  • Windows Store apps
  • Silverlight apps
  • Windows Phone apps

Don't see your usage scenario? Contact us and we'll check if it is supported.

Web Domain License


Allows to use Apitron's product on any server that serves a specific domain like www.apitron.com. The licensing mechanism checks incoming requests and unlocks the component.

Conditions

  • Single domain
  • Unlimited subdomains

Usage scenarios

  • ASP.NET applications
  • Webservices

Don't see your usage scenario? Contact us and we'll check if it is supported.

Server License


Allows to use the Apitron's product on exactly one server. The licensing mechanism checks the NetBIOS name of the machine.

Conditions

  • Single server
  • Unlimited app copies provided they are running on the same server

Usage scenarios

  • Webservices
  • Windows services
  • Console apps
  • MONO apps
  • WPF apps
  • Windows Forms apps
  • ASP.NET apps
  • ASP.NET Core apps

Don't see your usage scenario? Contact us and we'll check if it is supported.

MS Azure Worker Role


Allows to create a single assembly making use of Apitron's product which can be used as a Worker Role. Licensing mechanism checks corresponding AssemblyProduct and AssemblyCompany attributes of the entry assembly in order to check the license. Suitable for the creation of the Microsoft Windows Azure worker roles. See the article describing assembly attributes on [MSDN].

Conditions

  • Single MS Azure Worker Role

Usage scenarios

  • MS Azure Worker Role

MS Azure Web Job


Allows to create a single assembly making use of Apitron's product which can be used as a WebJob. Licensing mechanism checks corresponding AssemblyProduct and AssemblyCompany attributes of the entry assembly in order to check the license. Suitable for creation of the Microsoft Windows Azure WebJobs. See the article describing assembly attributes on [MSDN].

Conditions

  • Single MS Azure Web Job

Usage scenarios

  • MS Azure Web Job

Renewal

Apitron has a very simple renewal scheme that allows its customers to save money and still be up to date with the latest versions of the software components. Once the customer activates the license, the subscription becomes active and lasts until it expires, by default one year from the date of activation. It's however possible to purchase a license which would expire after two, three, four etc. years. A reminder will be sent one month before the expiration date.

Apitron releases bugfixes and upgrades on a regular basis, so a valid subscription allows to get the issues resolved without any additional charges. The renewal fee is 25% of the current product listing price and as long as the subscription gets renewed the same support and upgrades policy gets applied as during the first year from the purchase.

Apitron may also release significant upgrades as major product releases and in this case the cost of the step-up would be 25% of the listing price of a new version, provided the customer has an active license for the previous version of the component.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens when my license subscription expires?

It depends on the license type, for all licenses except Application License the component you're using will revert to the evaluation state. As an exception, the Applications License will protect the end-users of your application, so they won't be affected by the license expiration. It's important to renew your licenses on time and update them in your apps.

How should I purchase the license renewal?

Navigate to our webshop, select the desired product tab and one or more license renewals from the list of license subscriptions having (Renewal) suffix attached to their name e.g. Apitron PDF Kit for .NET Application License (Renewal) if you have Application License subscription. Click Add and complete the purchase. The renewed license will be sent to you after the confirmation.

Can I change the type of the license subscription if I later change my mind?

It depends on whether you have already activated your license. If your license subscription is not active then it's surely possible, please contact Apitron's sales for a quote. Otherwise, unfortunately, you have to purchase a new license.

Is it possible to purchase a subscription for more than one year at once?

Sure, please contact us for a quote.

Do you have any discounts for bulk purchases?

Sure, but it depends on how many licenses you need, so please contact us for a quote.

I have a unique usage scenario, which license would be the best choice?

Please contact our support and we'll be happy to analyze your requirements and suggest a license that fits.