Each MARIN software product is protected with a license code. To be able to use the software product a valid license must be used. MARIN uses two licensing models, online licensing (trusted storage-based) and offline licensing (certificated-based).
- Offline licensing (Certificate-based) generates license certificates that are stored in license files. These license files are textfiles that are protected by authenticated signatures and that have the extension ".lic".
- Online licensing (Trusted storage-based) writes license rights in the form of fulfillment records to a secure area, called trusted storage, on your local machine.
Fulfillment records in trusted storage can be read only by the Marin software product.
- Marin supports two types of licenses:
- Node locked license: Node-locking means the MARIN software product can be used on one system only (for the Trusted storage-based and Certificate-based license model).
- Floating license: a floating license means anyone on the network can use the MARIN software product, up to the limit specified in the license file or fulfillment record. Floating licenses requires a license server manager and a MARIN license daemon to be running to count the concurrent usage of licenses (only for the Certificate-based license model)