A license generator can be software, programming code or a Web-based service designed to generate random license keys for software developers to provide licensed users as a way of protecting their software from being used illegally (aka pirated). Some software license generators can also perform additional licensing tasks such as license key delivery, management and verification.
Generating a Key
A license key created by a license generator is a unique series of numbers and/or letters that identifies the legal user of a software application. A license key that has been created by a license generator is provided after a software user pays for the software and agrees to the conditions of use and distribution as legally specified in the software license (also known as an End-User License Agreement, or EULA). Software license keys may be verified within the software itself or, more commonly, over the Internet via an online license verification system.
A license generator also refers to software or Web services designed to generate the language in a software license that stipulates how software can be legally used and by how many users.
Stay up to date on the latest developments in Internet terminology with a free weekly newsletter from Webopedia. Join to subscribe now.
Webopedia's student apps roundup will help you to better organize your class schedule and stay on top of assignments and homework. Read More »List of Free Shorten URL Services
A URL shortener is a way to make a long Web address shorter. Try this list of free services. Read More »Top 10 Tech Terms of 2015
The most popular Webopedia definitions of 2015. Read More »
The Open System Interconnection (OSI) model defines a networking framework to implement protocols in seven layers. Use this handy guide to compare... Read More »Computer Architecture Study Guide
This Webopedia study guide describes the different parts of a computer system and their relations. Read More »What Are Network Topologies?
Network Topology refers to layout of a network. How different nodes in a network are connected to each other and how they communicate is... Read More »