FAQ - Floating Licenses

Can a floating license still be used while disconnected from a network, for example when working offline?
Yes. Floating licenses can be configured to permit a user to continue using Enterprise Architect after disconnecting from the corporate network. The expiry period can be defined by the keystore administrator. Note: The user must connect to the network initially to obtain the license from the server.

Which Sparx Systems products are available as floating licenses?
Enterprise Architect Corporate, Ultimate, Systems Engineering and Business and Software Engineering editions are all available as floating license products. Enterprise Architect add-ins sold by Sparx Systems, including MDG Integration, MDG Link and MDG Technology add-ins, are also available as floating licenses.

Can one floating license be shared by multiple users at once?
No. As with all Sparx Systems licensing, floating license keys may only be used by one user at a time, keeping the number of concurrent users consistent with the number of software licenses purchased.

Can I share floating licenses from a Linux file system?
Yes. The key store file can be hosted on Linux and Novell-based servers, but the keystore software must be installed under Windows.

Can I access floating licenses from Enterprise Architect running on Linux or Mac?
Yes. As of Enterprise Architect 7.5, floating keys can be accessed by users running Enterprise Architect from these operating systems using compatibility software.