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Adding a license key

Getting a production license

Now that you’ve built your application, and tested it in a deployment environment, you might be ready to purchase a license. Please contact sales in order to get a license key.

Using the license

Trial license key required.
The trial of Apryse SDK requires a trial key. A commercial license key is required for use in a production environment. Please fill out our licensing form if you do not have a valid license key.
Keep your license keys confidential.
License keys are uniquely generated. Please make sure that it is not publicly available (e.g. in your public GitHub).

Your license key may be used to initialize PDFNet in the following manner:

PDFNet.initialize("Insert commercial license key here after purchase");

Initializing PDFNet with the license key will also remove the requirement to run your demo application with elevated rights in a server environment.

If you are in demo/trial mode, a license key is NOT required. You can initialize PDFNet in the following manner:


Common questions

Error: Bad License Key. PDFNet SDK will work in the demo mode. For more information please see PDFNet FAQ or contact

Solution: The license key was copied incorrectly. First, make sure no extra white space was added to the beginning or end of the string. Finally, make sure you are copying the entire license key as it was sent to you.

Error: Your AMS expired on.... To upgrade to this version of PDFNet SDK, please renew your AMS subscription.

Solution: Your license is out of date and cannot use newer versions of PDFNet. Either return to using an earlier version, or contact sales to renew.

Exception when using license key - Issue thread on the PDFNet SDK forum.

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