Types of protection

To use ABBYY FlexiCapture, a valid protection key is required.

ABBYY FlexiCapture can include one of the following types of protection key:

  • hardware protection key
  • software protection key

Hardware protection key

This is a dongle to be plugged into a USB port on your computer (USB dongle).

For ABBYY FlexiCapture to run with a hardware protection key, you need to install the iKey driver or CodeMeter Key. On 32-bit operating systems, both drivers are installed automatically. On 64-bit OS, you should manually run the setup file which is located in the iKey subfolder of the distribution folder. To use the program, your hardware protection key must be plugged in at all times.

The hardware protection key stores the parameters of your license.

Activation methods:

  • Remotely via the Internet
    An empty hardware protection key can be activated remotely, using only the serial number of your license. This is done in the License Manager utility, which contacts the activation server over the Internet, requests the parameters of the serial number, and saves them in the key.
  • By e-mail
    If you choose this activation method, an e-mail activation request will be generated automatically. Send this e-mail message to the address specified. To ensure a prompt reply from the mail robot, please do not alter the subject or the body of the e-mail message.

Software protection key

This is a license file.

For ABBYY FlexiCapture to run with a software protection key, the license file must be activated on the ABBYY activation server. You can activate your license file from the License Manager utility.

Information required to activate your license file is sent to ABBYY as a code (Product ID) which is generated based on the information about the computer on which ABBYY FlexiCapture is installed. No personal information is used to generate a Product ID and this code cannot be used to identify the user.

Activation methods:

  • Via the Internet
    Activation over the Internet is carried out automatically and takes seconds to complete. An active Internet connection is required for this method.
  • By e-mail
    If you choose this activation method, an e-mail activation request will be generated automatically. Send this e-mail message to the address specified. To ensure a prompt reply from the mail robot, please do not alter the subject or the body of the e-mail message.

In the case of activation over the Internet, no additional steps are required. In the case of activation via e-mail, you will receive an activated file from the activation robot. Save this file to your hard disk, run the License Manager utility and provide the path to the saved file in the Activation Wizard.

Repeat activation

You can re-install ABBYY FlexiCapture any number of times on the computer on which it was activated. However, if you make substantial upgrades, format the hard drive, re-install the operating system, or change the name of the computer (e.g., the name is changed when moving the computer from a workgroup to domain and vice versa) you may need to activate the product again.

The activation server keeps a log of how many times each serial number has been activated. Once a certain threshold for a serial number is exceeded, the serial number gets blocked and can no longer be activated.

You can de-activate an activated license in order to use it on another computer. When you de-activate a license, the activation server reduces the activation counter for this serial number by one.

Important! You will be able to use the activated program only on the computer on which the Product ID was generated. To move the program to another computer, first de-activate your license.

01.12.2020 7:03:59


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