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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.

New RLM Release (v15.0)

We are happy to announce the first production release of RLM v15.0. It fixes multiple bugs, improves workflows, and adds functionality. 

 

After working tirelessly for months to improve our software, we know this RLM release will make license management easier and more streamlined for publishers and license admins.

 

Here are just some of the new features and updates:

  • The RLM server now determines the client’s external IP address and adds this to the list of client IP hostids, if it is not already in the list.  
  • The environment variable RLM_LINUX_ETHERNET_ITERATIONS sets the number of devices to check for MAC addresses. Prior to this release, the Linux ethernet hostid code scanned 5000 devices to get ethernet MAC addresses.
  • The Activation Pro debuglog now includes the PID of the license generator process, to make it easier to interpret the log if multiple instances of the license generator are running simultaneously.   
  • The “text to prepend to license” field has been increased from a maximum of 1024 to 30720 bytes. 

 

See the Release Notes for all the details.

 

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If you are not a customer yet, request a free trial or contact us at sales@reprisesoftware.com.

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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.