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License Server issues and revokes license tickets to/from network clients based on properties of the license keys that are provided by JetBrains after purchase. The following two types of license keys are available for the JetBrains software products specified above, depending on conditions of a license agreement:

  • Single-user key that allows a customer to provide a JetBrains software product to a specific number of concurrent users corresponding with the number of purchased license keys run by License Server.
  • Multi-user key that allows a customer to provide a JetBrains software product to unlimited number of concurrent users pursuant to a separate license agreement with JetBrains that implies regular monitoring of concurrent product usage and providing quarterly usage reports for the purpose of the license "true-up" to JetBrains.

License Server allows for single-user keys to be used as concurrent licenses. The License Server will allow for the exact number of concurrent instances as purchased commercial licenses imported into the License Server.

That said, each license key provides one or several license ticketsticket. A single ticket grants permission to use a single copy of a product. License Server receives requests for license tickets from client applications and issues tickets to them upon verification, eliminating the need to configure clients individually.
There are two kinds of license tickets: