|Floating Licensing For Intranet
To use floating licensing for intranet you need to call the SDK
on one machine which is part of the intranet. This method initiates
code which controls the maximum number of users who can use your
software simultaneously. There is an example service build around
this method. You can find the source code for the service in the
Example Projects\Floating Licensing For Intranet\
The already compiled service can be found in:
Example Projects\Floating Licensing For
The Release folder contains the
following required files:
Step 1 - Protecting the service
- FloatingLicenseService.exe -
The compiled service.
- intellilock project file
server.ilproj - The IntelliLock project file you require to
protect the compiled service.
- intellilock project file
client.ilproj - The IntelliLock project file you require to
protect your software.
Please open intellilock project file
with IntelliLock and replace the master key
(tab "Settings") with the one you want to use to protect your
software and click the "Finalize" button. This way
IntelliLock protects the service and places the protected service
in the subfolder FloatingLicenseService_Locked
Step 2 - Creating a license file for the
To get the service fully running a license file is required. Remain
intellilock project file
open and visit the tab "License Generator".
You can see the following:
As the service should run on only one machine it is important to
hardware lock the license file for the service. For testing
purposes you can let the hardware lock unchecked. The service
expects to find the following keys in the license file:
- ConcurrentMaxUser - The
maximum number of users who can use your software
- CountUserPerAppInstance - Set
to "yes" to handle each application instance as a separate user and
increase the current user count.
- CountUserPerMachine - Set to
"yes" to handle each machine as a separate user and increase the
current user count. The number of running application instances is
not relevant in this case.
- FloatingLicenseServiceDisplayName - The
windows service display name.
- FloatingLicenseServiceName -
The windows service name.
- Port - The port number used by
the service to communicate with the users / application
- UserRefreshTimeSeconds - The
time span in seconds between pings (your application calls the
- UserTimeoutSeconds - If your
application can't reach the service for the defined number of
seconds the current runtime license for the user is expired.
While you can use the default settings for most values it is
important to use unique values for FloatingLicenseServiceDisplayName
the license file and copy it to the location of your locked
service. Now, if you run FloatingLicenseService.exe
you can see the
Step 3 - Connecting your application to the
Open the IntelliLock project file for your application. At least
one trial restriction must be enabled (tab "Lock Settings"). In tab
"License Generator" check "Floating License / Concurrent User" and
click the "Setup" button. Check "Intranet" and enter the
TCP Uri address
displayed in the
Protect your application, create the license file and copy it to
the location of your protected application. If you run the
protected application it automatically connects to the service.
- It is important to use the same master key to protect both, the
service and your application.
- You can easily copy the TCP Uri
by using the service menu item Service
Uri To Clipboard
- You can install the service as Windows service (to run it
automatically at Windows startup) using the service menu item
> Install As Windows Service
- While the license file for the service should be hardware locked
there is no need to do it for your application license file.
- If you want to you can remove the license information for the
service license file and hard code it in FloatingLicenseManager.cs