Types of keys
The Fine licensing system uses the following Gemalto Sentinel key types:
|Key||Key Type||Appearance||Used for||Key Name|
|Hardware||Local||One user||HASP HL Max|
|Local time limited||HASP HL Time|
|Network||More users||HASP HL Net (10,50)|
|Network time limited||HASP HL NetTime (10,50)|
|Software||Local time limited||One computer||HASP SL AdminMode|
Hardware Key (HW key)
Hardlock is a tiny device to be connected to USB port of your computer. The hardlock is sent by post. If you buy a local license with a hardlock, you can install the programs on an arbitrary number of computers, however the programs will only work on the computer to which the hardlock is connected.
Software Key (SW key)
It is a special code on a hard drive, which is bound to the hardware of a given computer on which the key is installed on. The software key is sent by email. If you buy a local license with a software key, the software can only be used on one computer. The software key is bound to the hardware parameters of a given computer on which the key is installed on. The software keys are not allowed on virtual machines.
Types of Licenses
The license type is determined by the purpose of use – local license (for a standalone computer) OR network license (for more computers in a network or on virtual machines). More information about License Types.
Drivers for Keys
Visit download section for key drivers.
This section describes the individual operations related to Fine licenses.
- Fine License Customer program
- Install and Test Key Driver
- View the List of Attached Fine Keys
- License Updates in the Key
- New Software Key Installation
- Report changed hardware of a computer with software key
- Software Key Rehost
- Set Up and Test the Network Connection
- Install and Configure the Network Service
When you plug the USB protection key in, the red LED turns on to indicate it is functioning correctly. If the red LED is not turn on, please try to install the driver.
You can find the serial number in the Fine License Customer program as "KeyID".
In case of problems with FIN EC software, you have to make sure that the most recent driver is correctly installed. Please visit the following page to know how to install the driver.
Once you receive the HW key, insert it into the same computer where the temporary SW key was installed. Only then the HW key can be activated by clicking on the „Update key online“ button in Fine License Customer.
The software key is bound to the hardware parameters of a given computer on which the key is installed on. If you buy a new computer, the key can be transferred (only if you have the commercial version of software). In case the harddisk is stolen/ broken, please contact us .
When the hardware was partially changed, report the hardware changes to restore the full key functionality.
Our network licenses are only distributed with a hardlock. If you buy a network license, you may use the software on more computers in the network or on virtual machines. The maximum number of users that can work with the software at once is given by the number of purchased licenses. In order to run the application, the appropriate network hardlock has to be connected to a computer in the network. More information about network license settings in the Online Help or in the PDF manual.
Hardlock is a tiny device to be attached to a computer. It protects our software against illegal copying. Protected software cannot run without an appropriate hardlock connected to the computer.
The hardlock or software key represents the license. Loosing a hardlock resp. software key results in loss of the corresponding license. If a hardlock is damaged we offer the possibility of hardlock replacement for the cost of a new hardlock (see price list). The old key, however, must be returned.
We recommend to use Windows backup tool Backup and Restore which allows you to create System Image Backup - a backup copy of the entire Windows operating system that is running on your PC, as well as all your programs, files and settings. If your computer fails, you can use the system image backup to restore your computer, getting you up and running in a matter of minutes on the same or different hard drive.
If you want to deactivate the software key, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org