Unlocked Trialware Module

An Unlocked Trialware Product is a Product with an unlocked license that can be used for a relatively short period before the license expires. A protected application with an Unlocked Trialware license can be installed and operated on any number of computers. To continue using the application after the license expires, the user must purchase a production license. You can define the Unlocked Trialware Product so that the Product can be used either up to an absolute expiration date or for the defined number of days starting from the date of first use.

To define Unlocked Trialware Products with a duration of up to 90 days or up to 30 executions, you must purchase the Unlocked Trialware module for the Master key. (For extended durations, see the Unlocked Unlimited module, described below.)

NOTE   In the current release of Sentinel LDK, the use of the Execution Count license type for Unlock Products is only supported when working with Sentinel License Generation API. This license type is not available in Sentinel EMS.

The ability to create and distribute Trialware Products is included in the Sentinel LDK – Demo and Starter packs. Vendors who want to experiment with Sentinel LDK can learn first-hand about Unlocked Trialware Products.

NOTE   When packaging a Run-time Environment installer with a V2C file for one or more Unlocked Products in Sentinel EMS, you cannot include a Product that only has the locking type SL UserMode.

The maximum duration or maximum number of executions that you can define for any Feature in an Unlocked Product depends on the modules you have purchased for your Sentinel Master key. For more information, see Defining Unlocked Products.

Unlocked Unlimited Module

The Unlocked license is for vendors who want to use Sentinel LDK to protect their applications against reverse engineering (by using Sentinel LDK Envelope) but do not require a traditional locked license.

An Unlocked license is similar to an Unlocked Trialware license. A protected application with an Unlocked license can be installed and operated on any number of computers. However, an Unlocked license can grant a perpetual license or a license for any length of time or any number of executions with no restrictions.

To generate Unlocked licenses, you must purchase the Unlocked Unlimited License module for the Master key.

NOTE   If you purchase the Unlocked Unlimited module, you can also create and distribute Unlocked Trialware Products without the need to purchase the Unlocked Trialware module.

The maximum duration or maximum number of executions that you can define for any Feature in an Unlocked Product depends on the modules you have purchased for your Sentinel Master key. For more information, see Defining Unlocked Products.