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What is the suggested way to confirm a license is still valid in FlexNet Embedded?

What is the suggested way to confirm a license is still valid in FlexNet Embedded?

Summary

What is the suggested way to confirm a license is still valid in FNE?

Question

If a user opens their licensed software and then sometime later the license expires and they just continue to leave their software open past the licensed time period, how could a publisher counter this type of undesired usage? Would they just set up a thread that runs periodically that releases/acquires the license? Or is there a preferred method to handle this type of situation for both the binary license (as a buffered license) and served license cases?

Answer

Periodic release and reacquire is the preferred method if the licenses will need to be held for a long time. This will guarantee that any changes to the license parameters (not just the expiry date, but also the hostid) are validated as well. The best method is to do a license enforcement at a more granular level to reduce the amount of period a license is held in a checked out state.
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