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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.

“Virtual Dongles” for the Cloud

Use “Virtual Dongles” for Software Products Deployed in the Cloud

Do you want your customers to be able to use your software in the Cloud? But, you worry that since machine cloning is so easy that your software might be subject to unauthorized overuse? Control your software deployment with “Virtual Dongles for the Cloud”.

Consider using RLM Cloud to easily serve your Cloud licenses.

To enable a customer, simply add his or her username or device ID to your customer list. Since RLM Cloud licenses are floating licenses, users can access your product from any development platform that you support, but use only one licensed copy at a time.


Think of it as a “virtual dongle” that’s cheaper than USB dongles, never gets lost or stolen, never breaks, and doesn’t require shipping. And best of all, it works in the Cloud. Use the simple RLM Cloud to checkout the license assigned to the customer’s username or device ID when your software starts. License checks happen over standard browser protocols.

You can store customer-specific options in each license… specify things like service levels, features, or expiration dates. The RLM Cloud API lets you retrieve this optional information from within your program. If you sell subscriptions, no problem, simply remove the user from the list if they cancel. These licenses can be used for evaluations and paid licenses.

Please contact Reprise Software to start your RLM Cloud Trial today. 

Other Posts

RLM Awarded SourceForge Spring 2024 Category Leader

Once again, Reprise License Manager (RLM) has been awarded the SourceForge Spring 2024 Leader Award, highlighting its excellence in software license management. This recognition from one of the world’s premier software review platforms underscores RLM’s commitment to delivering top-tier licensing solutions.   SourceForge awards this

Reprise Software Acquired by FOG Software Group

January 14, 2022 – FOG Software Group (“FOG”), an operating group of Vela Software, and Constellation Software Inc. [TSX:CSU], is pleased to announce the acquisition of Reprise Software, developers of the Reprise License Management (“RLM”) product.   RLM is a fully featured suite of tools

Reprise License Manager Wins 2021 Leader Award in Software

Reprise Software is honored to be recognized as a best-in-class category leader by SourceForge   [March 4, 2021]– Reprise Software, a leader in software licensing solutions, today announced that it has been awarded a Winter 2021 Leader Award by SourceForge, the world’s largest software review

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Land Software on RLM Cloud: Hassle-free and Future-Proof

For their most recent landscaping add-on, they wanted a licensing system designed to be flexible, efficient, and easy for them and their end-users. It had to be hassle-free, and of course, safe.
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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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StrataData Consolidates its Licensing Around RLM

Using RLM, StrataData migrated to a more flexible licensing model which seamlessly integrated their existing dongles for those that wanted to retain them, as well as provide all the benefits of floating, server-based licensing.

Building Your Software Pricing Model

Deciding how to price your software products is a challenge that does not a have “one-size-fits-all” solution. A software license manager, such as the Reprise License Manager (RLM), is an indispensable tool that can help you to design and enforce pricing models that are right

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.