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Floating License FAQ

Mar 12, 2019 by aescripts + aeplugins

Floating licenses are intended for larger enterprise customers who need to be able to control licenses for a large number of users from a central location. If this is not you then you probably don't want to use this license type.

Floating licenses differ from single user licenses in that they can be dynamically moved between users and machines. A license can only be used by one user at a time, so make sure you get enough licenses to cover your number of users. The floating license is served by the Floating License Server which must be configured and run on your local network.  The server includes a detailed user guide on how to install and run the server as well as how to configure clients to communicate with it.  You can only use Floating (FLT) and Render-Only (REN) licenses with the server, normal single user licenses (SUL) cannot be used with the server.


Floating licenses can only be used in conjunction with our Floating License Server.


Not all products offer floating licenses, if a product has a floating license option you will see it in a pull-down under "License Type" directly above the price on the product page.  If you already own a Single User License and would like to upgrade it to a floating license, please open a support ticket.


For more details please visit the Floating License Server product page or open a support ticket for further assistance.