Floating licenses are "pooled" licenses that can be shared across a group of users. They are
most often deployed when an organization has a group of users that will only consume a license
for a minority of their working hours. The licenses are returned back into the license pool as
soon as they are released. Other users can then immediately reuse them.
Note: A user who runs
two different distributions of the application (for example Standalone and Eclipse Plugin)
at the same time on the same computer, consumes a single license.
The license management is done either by the application itself or by the Oxygen license server:
- If you plan to use the application on machines running in the same local network, Oxygen XML Editor plugin can manage the
licenses usage by itself. Different running instances of the application communicate
between them, using UDP broadcast on the port: 59153 to the group 126.96.36.199. The
registration procedure requires you to paste the license key in the license registration
dialog. See Named User License Registration procedure for more details.
- If you plan to use the application on machines running in different network segments,
then you must use a Oxygen XML Editor plugin
floating license server. A floating license server can be installed either as a Java servlet or as a standalone process.