Licensing Docker Apps

Licensing Docker apps

When an app runs inside a Docker, it gives very little access to the host hardware details. Hence it is difficult to generate a quality device fingerprint.

This makes node-locked licensing almost useless in case of apps running inside Docker. And if you decide to use node-locked licenses, then your customers can easily use the same license key across different Docker instances running on the same or different devices.

Using floating licenses

Floating licenses are the best way to license Docker applications. For apps having access to the internet, you should use hosted-floating license type and apps which have no access to the internet you should use on-premise floating license type.

Also, ensure leasing strategy for the license is set to "per-instance" and the fingerprint matching strategy is set to "exact".

When you set the leasing strategy to "per-instance", it ensures a new license activation is consumed whenever your app sends an activation request irrespective of whether the device fingerprint is the same or different.