The TASKING License Management System (TLM) works with TASKING products released during and after 2014. All TASKING toolsets are subject to the terms and conditions of the End-User License Agreement.

Supported License Types

The specific license type for your toolset will determine its allowed usage and transferability. The TLM license key that you receive from Altium will automatically configure the license type for you. 

Node-Locked License

Node licenses locks your software to the computer it was installed on. For installation information for this license type please see:

- Installing Server-Based Licenses
- Installing Client-Based Licenses

Floating License

Floating licenses are located on a license server and can be used by multiple users on a network. For installation information for this license type please see:

- Installing Server-Based Licenses

License Service Types

The license service type specifies the process used to validate the license.

Client-Based (Standalone): License and all associated information is stored on the user’s computer. This service type is available for node-locked licenses only.

Server-Based (Network): License and all associated information is stored on a licensing server that runs on your company's network or TASKING licensing servers. This service type is available for both node-locked and floating licenses.

How to Obtain a License

A license key is required to install and validate all TASKING products. If you have not received a key follow the steps below to obtain one.

Obtaining a Server-Based License (Floating or Node-Locked)

  1. Order a TASKING product from Altium or one of its certified distributors.
  2. Your license key will be sent via email or regular mail.
  3. The license server will bind the license to the first computer that uses the license.

Obtaining a Client-Based License (Node-Locked)

  1. Download the getcid program on the computer you want to install a TASKING product on.
  2. Execute the getcid program and make note of your computer ID.
  3. Order a TASKING product from Altium or one of its certified distributors and provide your Computer ID.
  4. A license key and file will be sent to you via email or regular mail.

How to Install a License

Installing Server-Based Licenses (Floating or Node-Locked)

Please Note: If you want to use a local license server first install the local license server before continuing to step 1.

  1. Begin the installation process for your TASKING product.
  2. Enter your provided license key and select your license type.
  3. Select Remote TASKING License Server or Local TASKING License Server.
  4. (For local license servers only) Enter the server name and port number of the local license server.
  5. Select Finish to complete the installation.

Installing Client-Based Licenses (Node-Locked)

  1. Begin the installation process for your TASKING product.
  2. Enter your provided license key.
  3. Select Node-Locked Client Based License, then select Next to continue.
  4. Enter the contents of your licensing file (licfile.txt is stored in the directory of your product).
  5. Select Finish to complete the installation.