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In its mission to deliver unique, most secure and highly versatile technologies to software publishers and intelligent device manufacturers, Wibu-Systems has developed CodeMeter, a comprehensive and award-winning suite of hardware- and software-based entitlement solutions for the protection of software rights and technical know-how against piracy, reverse engineering, tampering, sabotage, and espionage.

Licensing Craves the Cloud 


The cloud has found its way into our daily lives. This starts in the private sphere with music streaming services and has now reached IoT devices that load your machine handbooks into the cloud in a secure and authenticated fashion. The same also applies to software licensing and digital content: unimaginable without the cloud.

With CodeMeter License Central, Wibu-Systems has for many years been offering a solution for distributing licenses simply and securely across the cloud. But CodeMeter License Central has even more to offer: With automatic extensions, time restrictions, and license returns, CodeMeter License Central is the most versatile kit for cloud licensing in the market. In addition to licensing, CodeMeter License Central and its CodeMeter Cloud Lite extension provide a simple and streamlined way to use licenses directly in the cloud.

During this session, we will examine three different cloud licensing projects centered around CodeMeter License Central:

Project #1: User License on Two Devices

The software is a Windows-based application that runs on the local PC of a user. The user installs the software on two separate devices. Both installations are connected to the same vendor‘s user account. The software works offline without any time limitation.

Should the user want to use the software on a third device, he should first deactivate the license on one of the existing devices. If the device is offline at the time of license deactivation, the license will be automatically deleted as soon as an internet connection is established.

Project #2: Online License Request for Service Technicians

A service technician uses a locally installed software. At every start of the application, the software checks for the license in the cloud and extends the license in the local cache by 30 days. If the service technician is offline, the license is still running for 30 days. If the technician stays offline for more than 30 days, the license stops running from day 31.

A license administrator can assign new licenses and thus new entitlements to the service technician via a dashboard in the cloud. These will be updated automatically the next time the software is started.

Project #3: Mixed On-Premise / Cloud Licenses

A vendor offers both on-premise software and SaaS services. Both can be provided with the same licensing technology, since CodeMeter License Central is already integrated with SAP for the creation of on-premise licenses. SAP handles on-premise and cloud licenses in the exact same way; it is CodeMeter License Central that decides how the license is used.

Join us for this webinar to learn about the requirements and the implementation techniques that will allow you to create effective and customized cloud licensing projects.

During the class, we will cover several interesting aspects of cloud licensing that are currently available:

  • Foundations of CodeMeter License Central
  • CodeMeter licenses in LAN, WAN, and the cloud
  • Simple licensing with CodeMeter Cloud Lite
  • Real-life projects from the field
    • User license on two devices
    • Online license request for service technician
    • Mixed on-premise and cloud licenses
  • Overview of possible additional developments with CodeMeter cloud licensing

Categories | Cloud | Software License Management | Software Protection


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The Wibu-Systems Podcast

WIBU-SYSTEMS AG (WIBU®), a privately held company founded by engineers Oliver Winzenried and Marcellus Buchheit in 1989, is an innovative technology leader in the global software license lifecycle management. In its mission to deliver unique, most secure and highly flexible technologies to software publishers and industrial manufacturers, Wibu-Systems has developed a comprehensive, award-winning suite of hardware- and software-based solutions incorporating internationally patented processes dedicated to the integrity protection of digital assets and intellectual property. Wibu-Systems’ product portfolio addresses a wide variety of application delivery models, including PCs, mobile, embedded automation, cloud computing, SaaS, and virtualized architectures. 

Through its motto “Perfection in Protection, Licensing and Security”, Wibu-Systems is standing up for ethically produced software and reinforces its vocation to eradicate software counterfeiting, reverse engineering, code tampering, as well as device and smart factory sabotage, espionage and cyber-attacks.

With its flagship CodeMeter® all-in-one security platform, Wibu-Systems facilitates software monetization techniques to meet the increasing demand for top line revenue growth through the reduction of bottom line costs and the enablement of new marketing strategies. Software powered businesses, whether in the consumer, corporate or embedded systems realm, can create, deliver, and manage an entire orchestration of ready-made license models able to address their singular needs. In a market that is becoming more and more customer oriented, it is strategic to also personalize the offering terms of functionalities, pricing and compliance, and this is where Wibu-Systems enters the game with value added consulting services, localized engineering support and secure hosting.

With more than 50% of its employees involved in research and development, Wibu-Systems has pioneered a number of ingenious technologies, and empowered software developers and intelligent device manufacturers to deliver secure products that meet their customers’ needs. In fact, Wibu-Systems’ CodeMeter and WibuKey security solutions have won several hackers’ contests and are acknowledged and trusted worldwide. Sophisticated use of cryptography, secure key storage, full integration of an unparalleled line-up of form factors within the same framework, license model agnostic hardware, and interoperability with all major computer-based, embedded, real time and PLC operating systems are some of the key differentiators that allow Wibu-Systems to position itself at the forefront and propel software businesses to new heights.

Wibu-Systems is DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 certified and an active member of international and domestic organizations, like BITKOM, VDMA, IIC or TCG as well as standardization committees, such as the USB Implementers Forum, the SD Cards Association and the OPC Foundation. Wibu-Systems has qualified itself as a certified Microsoft Gold OEM Hardware Partner and Wind River Validated Partner; it has also joined the developer programs of Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Oracle, QNX, and many others. The company’s products have received several awards: Just in 2014, CodeMeter has won the SIIA CODiE Awards for “Best Content Rights and Delivery Solution”, and the German IT-Security Prize for BlurryBox® cryptography. CmStick has also been granted the International iF Product Design Award and has been nominated for the German design award (Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland).

The company is leading different research projects with universities and other bodies, partially funded by the German BMBF (Ministry for Education and Research) and BMWE (Ministry for Economic Affairs). Among them are MimoSecco, EmbOSYST and OpSIT, respectively for cloud computing, embedded operating systems and smart technologies. Wibu-Systems is also cooperating with KIT (the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), the Fraunhofer Institute, DFKI (the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence), SmartFactoryKL and FZI (the Research Center for Information Technology) on a number of research and development activities.

Headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, Wibu-Systems holds wholly owned subsidiaries in Seattle, USA, as well as in Shanghai and Beijing, China; the company also has sales offices in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and a capillary world distribution network.

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