Certificate base license type requires a license file to use the license. This applies to the following license models:
- Floating (MAC locked) - the license is locked to the license server's mac address.
- Triad Redundant - the license is locked to the 3 triad licenses server's mac addresses.
- USB key (Dongle) - license is link to the USB device and requires USB/Dongle to be plugged into the license server.
MAC Locked and Triad Redundant License
MAC locked and Triad redundant licenses cannot be transferred from one machine to another. It will be locked to the current machine or the triad machines for the duration of the license.
Certificate based license is not affected by software or hardware changes. Only when the network's mac address is changed or if the license file is used on a different machine, then the license becomes unusable.
USB Key License
The USB key license can be transferred from one machine to another.
Both the license file and the USB key device should be installed into the machine where FlexLM will be hosted.