A special protection technology is used to protect ABBYY FlexiCapture 12 SDK from illegal copying and Distribution_ This technology effectively excludes unauthorized use of ABBYY products by persons who have not signed a License Agreement with the software copyright owner.

Developer and Runtime Licenses

ABBYY FlexiCapture SDK has two types of licenses:

  • Developer License

This license grants an SDK customer the right to use ABBYY FlexiCapture SDK for development purposes only or for internal use of the developed applications only under the terms of Software Developer License Agreement. Developer License does not allow developers to distribute their applications with ABBYY FlexiCapture SDK functions inside or to use the developed applications internally.

  • Runtime License

This license grants developers the right to distribute ABBYY FlexiCapture SDK functions inside developer's applications. Runtime licensing is regulated by Runtime License Agreement with ABBYY.

Important! The Runtime License should correspond to the Customer Project ID with which your application was compiled. Customer Project ID is passed to the functions which load FlexiCapture SDK as one of the input parameters.

Each license defines available ABBYY FlexiCapture SDK functionality by the set of included modules. For details about functionality your license includes see the description of ABBYY FlexiCapture 12 SDK Modules.

Standalone and Network Licenses

Both Developer and Runtime Licenses can be used either locally on a single computer or in a network. Consequently, each ABBYY FlexiCapture SDK license can have one of the following types:

  • Standalone – for local work on a single computer;
  • Network – licenses will be located on the server and passed down to workstations through the network.

Use and management of the licenses is performed with the License Manager utility.

License protection types

ABBYY FlexiCapture 12 SDK supports several protection mechanisms. Each of the license types can use one of the following types of protection:

  • Hardware protection
    Uses a USB dongle (hardware key) that contains the license parameters. Correct operation of the hardware key requires installing its drivers, which is currently possible only during automatic runtime installation.
  • Software protection
    Uses an activation file that should be obtained from the ABBYY server during a license activation process. Activation is carried out with the help of a special utility (the License Manager utility) included into the ABBYY FlexiCapture SDK package.
  • Online protection
    This is a special type of software protection that does not need activation but requires a persistent connection to the online licensing service. License parameters are contained in a password-protected file.

The details about use of protection keys and license activation you can find in the Activation section.

For additional licensing information, please contact the ABBYY office serving your region.

See also


ABBYY FlexiCapture 12 SDK Modules

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