Licensing Overview

License Types

Trial Workstation License

This type of license is provided as a single user license for evaluation purposes only. The Trial License version of software is bound to an individual computer and cannot be moved to another computer. A Trial License is provided for a limited period of time only.

Click here to read how to activate a Trial Workstation License.

Node-Locked Workstation License

This type of license is provided as a single-user license bound to an individual computer. The Node-Locked Workstation License version of software can be moved from one computer to another if necessary. The moving of a node-locked workstation license can only be done a limited number of times. If this limit is exceeded, an upgrade to a Floating Network License will be necessary.

Click here to read how to activate a Node-Locked Workstation License.

Floating Network License

This type of license has the Network License Server hosted on a local area network (LAN) environment that manages the Floating Network License. The computer on which the Network License Server is installed can be any kind of computer (i.e., workstation or server), but must be assigned a static IP address for the CivilGEO software application to find the Network License Server.

The Floating Network License version of software can be used by multiple users as long as they are connected to the network on which the Network License Server is running.

The Floating Network License can be accessed over a WAN (Wide Area Network) containing multiple subnets. The network firewall settings may need to be adjusted to allow port communication with the Network License Server.

The Floating Network License version of software also allows the user to check-out a license from the network license pool to use with any computer independent of the Network License Server. This allows the user to operate the software on a laptop at home over the weekend, on-site, etc.

Click here to read how to activate a Floating Network License.

Trial Cloud License

This type of license is provided for evaluation purposes only. A Trial Cloud License is provided for a limited period of time.

Cloud License

This type of license utilizes a Network License Server hosted in the cloud that manage pools of licenses. The Cloud License version of software can be used by multiple users wherever they are located, as long as they have access to the Internet.

The Cloud License also allows the user to check-out a license from the network license pool to use without access to the Internet. This allows the user to operate the software while traveling when Internet access may be intermittent or unreliable.

Click here to read how to activate a Cloud License.

CivilGEO Licensing Portal

All versions of the software license give you access to the CivilGEO Licensing Portal, which is an easy-to-use, web-based portal that gives you complete access to your account information and the ability to view Entitlements, Activation IDs, download the latest version, and view product usage.

Click here to access the CivilGEO Licensing Portal through your Internet browser.

Overview of Licensing

There are three key steps in the CivilGEO licensing process:

  1. Receive Entitlement Certificate
  2. Software Installation
  3. Software License Activation

Receiving Entitlement Certificate

The Entitlement Certificate represents proof of a software license that includes a description of the product, the Activation ID, and the license duration. The Entitlement Certificate is always provided in the form of an email and should be kept secure.

This certificate authorizes you to activate the software product(s) you have purchased from CivilGEO. Rights and restrictions on the use of these product(s) are set forth in the CivilGEO License Agreement.

Software Installation

The latest release of the software can be downloaded either from the CivilGEO Licensing Portal or from the already installed software’s Check for Updates section.

Click here in CivilGEO’s Knowledge Base to read how to download the latest software release.

Software License Activation

The Activation ID will be required to activate the Node-Locked Workstation and Floating Network License software products. The Cloud Server ID will be used to activate the Cloud License software products.

The Activation ID and the Cloud Server ID are transmitted via email. In the event the email containing the Activation ID or Cloud Server ID is misplaced, the IDs can be retrieved by logging into the CivilGEO Licensing Portal.

How to get the Server ID from the CivilGEO Licensing Portal?

Refer to this article in our Knowledge Base to read how to retrieve the Cloud Server ID through the CivilGEO Licensing Portal.

How to get the Activation ID from the CivilGEO Licensing Portal?

Refer to this article in our Knowledge Base to read how to retrieve the Activation ID through the CivilGEO Licensing Portal.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact technical support. Our team of engineers will be glad to assist you further.

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