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Reprise Software Blog – Your Hub for Licensing Solutions Insights
Stay informed about our products including Reprise License Manager (RLM), RLM Cloud, and Activation Pro. 


Learn from our customer success stories, understand the intricacies of different licensing models, and keep up with our ongoing service upgrades.

June 11, 2024

Guide on How To Create Software Licenses With Reprise License Manager

June 11, 2024

Guide on How To Create Software Licenses With Reprise License Manager

Managing and distributing software licenses can be challenging. But with the right tools and guidance, it can become a streamlined part of your distribution process. This comprehensive guide will walk you through how to create software licenses with Reprise and direct you towards the rich resources available on the documentation

May 28, 2024

A Complete Guide to Metered Licensing with RLM

May 28, 2024

A Complete Guide to Metered Licensing with RLM

Understanding metered licensing through Reprise License Manager (RLM) can significantly improve the way you manage and pay for software. This guide offers a clear, step-by-step breakdown, making the implementation of metered licensing straightforward and accessible.   What is a Metered License? A metered license is a form of subscription licensing

May 14, 2024

New RLM Release (v16.0)

May 14, 2024

New RLM Release (v16.0)

The latest major release of RLM is finally here! Version 16.0 brings an all new web interface with many enhancements over the previous interface, and fixes multiple vulnerabilities related to the web interface.     New Features Include: All-new Redesigned UI/UX Most server functions now available directly from home page.

May 14, 2024

Comprehensive Guide on Commercial License Types for Software Publishers

May 14, 2024

Comprehensive Guide on Commercial License Types for Software Publishers

As a software publisher, managing your product licenses is crucial to ensuring revenue and protecting your intellectual property. Commercial license managers, such as Reprise License Manager (RLM), provide you with the tools to control the use of your software licenses through various license types.   From node-locked and floating licenses

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May 14, 2024

New RLM Release (v16.0)

May 14, 2024

New RLM Release (v16.0)

The latest major release of RLM is finally here! Version 16.0 brings an all new web interface with many enhancements over the previous interface, and fixes multiple vulnerabilities related to the web interface.     New Features Include: All-new Redesigned UI/UX Most server functions now available directly from home page.

December 27, 2019

Dealing with Activation Read Timeouts (error -105)

December 27, 2019

Dealing with Activation Read Timeouts (error -105)

On rare occasions, an activation request will get a read timeout status return (-105). There are several causes to the RLM_EH_NET_RERR (-105) error.   If you can activate from some systems, then the first cause (server down) is unlikely.   More likely is that there is either a proxy/firewall/anti-virus package

December 27, 2019

How to Set Environment Variables

December 27, 2019

How to Set Environment Variables

Environment variables are flags that you set outside an application that the application reacts to. Applications and libraries like RLM read environment variables that they define. Some RLM environment variables are RLM_ACT_TIMEOUT (adjusts the timeout to the activation server to the value supplied), RLM_QUEUE (enables queueing for a license), and

October 9, 2019

How to License Server-Based Software

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October 9, 2019

How to License Server-Based Software

We compare licensing options for server-based software including floating licensing and using a licensing manager.
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RLM and RLM
Activation Pro

What’s the difference?

Reprise License Manager (RLM)

Software License Manager

RLM provides runtime checking that verifies that your application is licensed to run and that the current usage of your application is within the limits you have ser every time your application runs.

As a Software publisher, you integrate RLM into your product, and RLM keeps track at runtime of who is using the licenses of your software.

RLM can do this entirely within the client library (linked into your application), or, more commonly, your application makes a request of the RLM Lincese Server to check out a license.

The lincese server runs either on your customers network, or in the cloud if you are using our RLMCloud™ service.

RLM provides runtime checking that verifies that your application is licensed to run and that the current usage of your application is within the limits you have ser every time your application runs.

RLM Activation Pro

Software Activation Manager

Activation Pro is
used once when your customer purchases your software in order to retrieve the license which is specific to that customer.

Software Activation’s purpose in life is to get the licenses for your product to your customers with a minimum of fuss.

Activation Pro also has a server component wich we call the activation server.

Your application contacts the activation server and supplies a short text activation key, and in exchange, the activation server returns the license which enables your product.

Generally, this is done once, right after your customer purchases your software, not every time your software is invoked.