License management is a set of technologies that monitors the use of software. In some cases, it may also limit use of a product or record usage of a product.
Most software companies have legal agreements that detail the obligations of the manufacturer and user to each other. These agreements are often referred to as ‚Äúlicenses.‚ÄĚ Some companies also include license management technology to simplify the legal use of their products. Throughout this documentation, the term ‚Äúlicense‚ÄĚ refers to a ‚Äútoken‚ÄĚ obtained through some electronic technology, not the legal agreement between a customer and a software vendor.
License management is embedded into a software product by the software vendor.