Floating License Servers 2018-04-19T15:19:41+00:00

RStudio License Servers

These lightweight servers distribute floating licenses to RStudio products.

What is floating licensing?

Floating licensing is a licensing model in which a number of purchased licenses are held by a license server.  Individual product instances obtain a lease on a license for a short period of time, and renew the lease periodically while they are running. When the product stops running, the lease is released and is immediately available for use by another instance of the product.

When should I use floating licensing?

Floating licensing is appropriate for licensing RStudio products running in ephemeral or virtual containers or environments. Using floating licensing, it’s possible to securely license products in these environments without needing to manually activate with a license key, and it’s also unnecessary to make sure the key gets deactivated. The license is used only while the product is actively running.

Linux Server Downloads

The easiest way to run a license server is to install it on a Linux server. The system requirements are negligible, and the service is pre-configured with product information. Download the license server specific to your product and Linux operating system below. Refer to your product documentation for instructions on using the RStudio licensing server with the product.

RStudio Server Pro Size Date MD5
RStudio Server License Server 1.0.6 - Ubuntu 12.04+/Debian 8 (32-bit) 0.5 MB 2017-10-17 7bae4bc3eaa19bf3ef413e4c8f1f6859
RStudio Server License Server 1.0.6 - Ubuntu 12.04+/Debian 8 (64-bit) 0.5 MB 2017-10-17 fb781472aa264921ca376c40afb95c12
RStudio Server License Server 1.0.6 - Fedora 19+/RedHat 7+/openSUSE 13.1+ (32-bit) 0.5 MB 2017-10-17 58f40f74d715e471946aa4cd8e97fc5f
RStudio Server License Server 1.0.6 - Fedora 19+/RedHat 7+/openSUSE 13.1+ (64-bit) 0.5 MB 2017-10-17 4e5ba0086f202cfd62968e2f2e0c830e
RStudio Desktop Pro Size Date MD5
RStudio Server License Server 1.0.6 - Ubuntu 12.04+/Debian 8 (32-bit) 0.5 MB 2017-10-17 0e5e19bac535f3c2f5e7e9da6d236124
RStudio Server License Server 1.0.6 - Ubuntu 12.04+/Debian 8 (64-bit) 0.5 MB 2017-10-17 a340e86e337f266922b4c0febad989f3
RStudio Server License Server 1.0.6 - Fedora 19+/RedHat 7+/openSUSE 13.1+ (32-bit) 0.5 MB 2017-10-17 e861673ff6af86684bc4802fe174880b
RStudio Server License Server 1.0.6 - Fedora 19+/RedHat 7+/openSUSE 13.1+ (64-bit) 0.5 MB 2017-10-17 a7c12470090c6666b812bbbf7e20c2ed
RStudio Connect Size Date MD5
RStudio Connect License Server 1.0.6 - Ubuntu 12.04+/Debian 8 (32-bit) 0.5 MB 2017-10-17 5b4e583a0beab2bad7f780321c3adf33
RStudio Connect License Server 1.0.6 - Ubuntu 12.04+/Debian 8 (64-bit) 0.5 MB 2017-10-17 21a6d7f2f19aabfb20e6ccb9150fb440
RStudio Connect License Server 1.0.6 - Fedora 19+/RedHat 7+/openSUSE 13.1+ (32-bit) 0.5 MB 2017-10-17 5acd483b243b73079e941d8cb3227d26
RStudio Connect License Server 1.0.6 - Fedora 19+/RedHat 7+/openSUSE 13.1+ (64-bit) 0.5 MB 2017-10-17 cb933272ad6f36d51778c2bb8573c23a
Shiny Server Pro Size Date MD5
RStudio Shiny Server License Server 1.0.6 - Ubuntu 12.04+/Debian 8 (32-bit) 0.5 MB 2017-10-17 afbc0daf9d0f470864c71bb0e07d6901
RStudio Shiny Server License Server 1.0.6 - Ubuntu 12.04+/Debian 8 (64-bit) 0.5 MB 2017-10-17 1c5d748d363222de9f51b78ae568124b
RStudio Shiny Server License Server 1.0.6 - Fedora 19+/RedHat 7+/openSUSE 13.1+ (32-bit) 0.5 MB 2017-10-17 84cbe1c6917d62f505120925bb74e67e
RStudio Shiny Server License Server 1.0.6 - Fedora 19+/RedHat 7+/openSUSE 13.1+ (64-bit) 0.5 MB 2017-10-17 f03e21afc33df27cdb6efd8a8fb72aa4

Other Downloads

If you don’t have Linux servers in your organization, or don’t wish to install the server as a service, you can also run the license server using a standalone executable.

Standalone Server Size Date MD5
Standalone Windows License Server 1.2M 2018-03-27 ccac4ea2926083034bd50ea743349112
Standalone MacOS License Server 0.9M 2018-03-27 6a28c8dda7536aa871319216f51f2809
Standalone Linux License Server 2.2M 2018-03-27 30da6e5bccd772fc59c416a737381a8f

Configuration

In order to use one of these standalone executables, you will need to copy the license-manager.conf file from your RStudio product installation to the server running these executables; for instance, for RStudio Server Pro, the file can be found at /usr/lib/rstudio-server/bin/license-manager.conf. Copy this file to the standalone server, and supply the fully qualified path to to the file in the -pdets argument when you run TurboFloatServer.

Refer to the TurboFloat server documentation for further instructions on configuring the standalone executable.