License types

After you purchased the Appeon product, your Appeon Website account automatically becomes the license administrator, and has the rights to manage the license in the User Center. By default, all of the licenses you have purchased are online licenses, and you can change the license type when assigning it to the user.

  • Online license

    Online license, as its name suggests, is used in a machine with consistent and reliable Internet connection.

    Once an online license is activated, Internet connection is required and can only be disconnected for five days at maximum.

    Online license can be used on physical machines, virtual machines, or cloud-based machines.

    Firewall settings

    If you have configured a firewall on your machine, make sure you configure your firewall to allow access to the following domain used by the Appeon online license activation mechanism:

    Protocol: HTTPS

    Port: 443


  • Offline license

    Offline license can be used in a machine with or without Internet access. Make sure the local service Windows Management Instrumentation is enabled (it is enabled by default).

    In virtual machines or cloud-based machines, offline licenses for PowerBuilder and InfoMaker cannot be activated, only online licenses can.