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The procedure for licensing an add-on requires that you use LabVIEW in conjunction with certain other tools, depending on the type of add-on you want to license. Refer to the SoftwareKey website for more information about the products this topic mentions.
When you license a development add-on that consists of files others can use when developing in LabVIEW, the tools you must use also depend on the type of licensing you apply: standard licensing or advanced licensing.
The procedure for applying standard licensing to a development add-on requires you to log in to an Instant SOLO Server™ account. You can sign up for an account after you begin the procedure.
|Note The National Instruments-managed Instant SOLO Server account that you use to apply standard licensing is unique to the standard-licensing tool. Thus, you must use a separate account to log in to any other tools that require an Instant SOLO Server account.|
You also must have an Internet connection to apply standard licensing.
The procedure for applying advanced licensing to a development add-on requires you to use the Concept Software Protection PLUS™ software in conjunction with LabVIEW. You must use the LFEdit™ (License File Editing) program, which is part of the Protection PLUS software, to create a product definition and a license file for the add-on.
(Optional) If you want to enable automated online activation for the add-on, you must have an Instant SOLO Server account.
|Note If you have an NI-managed Instant SOLO Server account for use with the standard-licensing LabVIEW tool, you must use a different Instant SOLO Server account to enable automated online activation for an add-on.|
The procedure for licensing deployment add-ons that you build in LabVIEW, such as executables, allows you to use the Third Party Licensing & Activation VIs or the Concept Software Protection PLUS software. If you choose to use the Protection PLUS software, use the Instant PLUS™ program, which is part of the Protection PLUS software, to apply licensing to the add-on. If you use the Instant PLUS program, you also must have an Instant SOLO Server account.
Refer to the LabVIEW Add-on Dev Center on the NI Community for additional resources related to licensing deployment add-ons.