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Get instant gratification with no set up time or infrastructure overhead. There is no hardware to purchase, and there is no learning curve for the license server operation, enabling your developers to immediately get started with application and back office integration.



With Acropolis software license manager, we take care of everything for you. The license server and the hosting come together as an all in one unlimited license user package. We set up and operate the license server infrastructure and ensure its uptime, security, and scalability.



Acropolis is an elastic software license manager that is hosted at a secure tier one data center. With top-notch security measures, elastic capacity, and proactive license server administration managed by us, you can trust that your business downtime risk is eliminated.

Enterprise Class, Multiplatform Solution

Available for and supports Multiplatform Java and C/C++ on all major enterprise and embedded system platforms. Orion OEM supports enterprise application servers implemented in multiplatform C/C++, native Java and .NET languages. Built-in platform support for C/C++ applications includes Linux, Windows, Mac OSX and Solaris 32/64-bit architectures. In addition, Agilis’ custom porting program enables rapid porting of the Orion client library to esoteric embedded system platforms and flash memory based systems.
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Flexible Deployment Options

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Provides you with the flexibility to adapt to to your customer’s deployment constraints. Where feasible, you can host the Orion server in order to reduce the operations costs associated with redistribution. At the same time, you have the option to redistribute the Orion server to your enterprise customers when they prohibit any Internet access or otherwise prefer to autonomously manage the Orion server installations.

Hosted License Server: No Risk, No Hassle, No Headache

Acropolis is an internet-hosted software license manager for enterprise software vendors, cloud service providers and embedded system vendors. In addition to hosting all the necessary hardware, operating system and license server at a Tier 1 data center, also included are services for managing license server uptime, setting up and managing license databases and services, and maintaining your license with Agilis. We have eliminated your downtime risk as well as your operation costs.
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Secure and Non-Intrusive Software License Manager

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Give your customer all the licensing freedom and flexibility you want – without risk to your revenue or inflicting operational overhead on you or your customer. Both your legitimate end customers and your operations team will appreciate the frictionless automation and remote-control security. In addition to the security being non intrusive, it is also more secure from licensing abuse than our competitor products. Some protection features include: system clock tamper detection, metered state rollback detection, licensing cloning by end customer protection, and much more. View all the security features.

More Licensing Models and Configurations than our Competition

With a single application integration, you can use the Acropolis software license manager to realize the widest range of licensing models including product activation, floating licensing, and enterprise license pools. With each licensing model, you can associate a wide range of parameters such as absolute / relative time limited licensing with grace and warning threshold, usage-based metered licensing, feature and leased licensing, and much more. See the full list of license models, parameters, and configurations.
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Single API integration for all license models

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You can incur a one-time development effort to protect your application with multiple license models for the full range of network connectivity, and defer the selection of the license model and Orion server deployment to application deployment time simply by controlling a few runtime parameters. This enables you to deploy the same binary code for Internet-based product activation and LAN-based floating licensing, for example.

Auditing, Reporting, Analytics, and Real Time Alerts

The Acropolis software license manager provides a comprehensive set of operational reports that enable you to track the current state of your licenses, such as expiring subscription licenses. All licensing and license administration activities are also captured in an audit trail that may be consulted to pinpoint specific actions by specific individuals as part of an auditing process, as well as to obtain historical and analytic reports for gaining insights into your business. To support proactive operations and sales opportunity management, included is a configurable rules-based real time alert system that can be used to alert sales representatives to trial-license activations and expiring licenses, and operations personnel to operations-level events such as attempted security breaches and capacity limits.

Rapid and Risk-Free Application and Back Office Integration

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Unlike our competitors who charge a premium for mandatory integration consulting services, we offer complimentary consulting services to ensure you have a successful experience with our products. Our complimentary consulting services enables a rapid and risk free integration with your application and back office systems, and ensures that you utilize our products in the most effective manner.

Acropolis Software License Manager Details

Acropolis delivers everything the Orion OEM Software License Management Tool as an Internet-hosted licensing service for enterprise ISVs, cloud service providers and embedded system vendors. With Acropolis, you can expect the same full range of capabilities including: product activation, Internet-based floating licensing, enterprise license pooling and complex license configurations are available for both Internet-connected and disconnected systems.


In addition to hosting all the necessary hardware, operating system and license server at a Tier 1 data center, an Acropolis subscription includes services for managing license server uptime, setting up and managing license databases and services, and maintaining your license with Agilis. Browser-based user interfaces are provided for self-service license entitlement, auditing and reporting over the Internet.


You can also automate license generation, reporting and administration from your back-office systems via Web Services, the remote Java API and / or remote command-line integration tools. Optional operations and integration professional services are also available.

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Application Types

  • Desktop applications (Internet-connected / disconnected)
  • Server applications (multithreaded, multiprocess, clustered)
  • Plug-ins (desktop and server)
  • Cloud server applications
  • Enterprise desktop applications
  • Enterprise server applications
  • Embedded system applications
  • Hardware / software appliances


Application Language / Platform Support

  • Multiplatform C/C++ client libraries for 32/64-bit Windows on Intel, 32/64-bit Linux on Intel (three individual sets of distributions for Ubuntu, SUSE and Red Hat editions), 32/64-bit Solaris on Intel / SPARC, 32/64-bit Mac OS X Intel / PPC
  • Native multiplatform Java client library
  • .NET languages (C#, Visual Basic .NET, …) on Windows via ActiveX DLL
  • C/C++ embedded-platform client library (custom-developed via Agilis custom porting program

Deployment Options

Acropolis is unique in that Agilis will host the license server and remove the worry out of hosting your it yourself, however you can also still deploy in the following ways:

  • Deployable to any Java-enabled platform
  • Redistributed to enterprise customer
  • Hosted by you
  • Embedded directly in license-protected Java server application
  • Deploy on Intranet / WAN / VPN
  • Deploy over Internet w/ Firewall / Proxy Server / DMZ

    Programmatic Integration

    • Unix shell and DOS command line administration tools for scripting
    • Language-independent Web Services administration API
    • Java-based administration APIs
    • XML-based license configuration
    • Extensible APIs and data structures
    • License server: server programming interface for extensibility
    • Demo starter applications with source code

License Models

  • Single-user desktop
  • Single-user server
  • Concurrent-user desktop
  • Concurrent-user server
  • Named-user product activation
  • Named-user floating
  • Anonymous-user product activation
  • Anonymous-user floating
  • Weighted-anonymous-user floating
  • Weighted-anonymous-user product activation
  • Composite license models

License Parameters and Configurations:

  • Absolute time limited with configurable grace and warning threshold
  • Relative time limited with configurable grace and warning threshold
  • Single trial license for anonymous product download sites
  • Metered / quota limited with configurable grace and warning threshold
  • Concurrent user limit
  • Automatic leased licensing with revocability
  • Composite, nested, recursive licenses
  • License sharing control
  • Enterprise license pools
  • Extensible client library functionality
  • Extensible license server functionality

  • Complex multiparameter extensible node locking
  • System clock tamper detection
  • Metered state rollback detection
  • Protection from license cloning by end customer
  • Audit trail of all licensing activities
  • Protection from client library spoofing
  • Protection from man-in-the-middle attacks (confidentiality, authentication, integrity, non-repudiation)
  • Public key encryption for secure network communication
  • Secure offline license activation / deactivation
  • Rules-based host access control

  • Operational and historical reports
  • Screen-viewable / downloadable / APIs / command line
  • Audit trail with configurable audit verbosity
  • Historical audit reporting
  • Rules-based real time event alerts
  • Historical aggregate audit reporting
  • Operational reporting
  • Operational aggregate reporting
  • Expiring-license reports
  • Expiring-license and activation real time alerts

Learn how our customers use Acropolis to their benefit or check out videos, and white papers.

Acropolis is available as an annual subscription license that includes the Orion OEM license. The frame of reference for evaluating the cost of an Acropolis service vis a vis a straight Orion OEM license is primarily the value to you of reducing the business risk of license server downtime. Secondarily, the cost difference may be compared with the cost of employing and training an operator, as well as the hardware / software / network infrastructure costs.


Depending on your capacity and flexibility requirements, the hosting service component of Acropolis is available in a number of configurations:

  • Core service: multi-tenant, medium capacity, suitable for tens of thousands of concurrently-active licenses.
  • Premium service: multi-tenant, high capacity, suitable for reseller models and hundreds of thousands of concurrently-active licenses.
  • Dedicated service: single-tenant, suitable if you (a) require unlimited capacity (b) require a failover configuration (c) need to install custom server plug-ins (d) need to host your branded user interfaces.

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