How Redgate tools are licensed

This is a guide to Redgate’s licensing models for user based, server based and capacity based licenses. 

User based licensing

Most Redgate tools are licensed per user.  This means that if you are the owner of a Redgate license you are entitled to install that license on as many machines as you need. If, for example, you are planning to use the license at work, on a laptop at home and on a VM you can install on all three by logging in with your Redgate ID each time you activate on a new machine.

If more than one person needs to use the license you will need to purchase a license for each user.

There are two ways in which a Redgate ID can become associated with a license as a user.

Firstly, an owner or an admin can use the customer portal to invite users. Once invited, the user will simply need to enter their account credentials when prompted by the tool to start using it.

Secondly, if a user logs into a tool without being invited, they will be prompted to enter the license key as well as their account credentials. Entering both will activate the tool and will add them to the user list in the customer portal.

Server based licensing

Redgate Monitor and SQL Backup are licensed per server. You can find more information on how Redgate Monitor licenses are allocated here.

In the case of the SQL Toolbelt, where there's a mixture of tools, you would need to purchase additional licenses of the server tools if the number of servers is larger than the number of users. We offer discounts when you buy multiple licenses; contact us at for more information.

Capacity based licensing

Licensing for Data Masker for Oracle, Data Masker for SQL Server, SQL Clone, and SQL Provision is based on the total volume of data in all production databases that you would like to provision or mask from. This includes artefacts such as log files and FILESTREAM data.

If you are provisioning or masking from a different source e.g. a data warehouse or a backup, you will only need to calculate the databases size in their production environment. You can see licensing examples here.

Subscription licensing

A subscription license includes support & upgrades in the rented subscription of the product also entitling you to the latest tool versions, bug fixes, platform support, new features and technical support as long as the subscription is active. If it's not renewed you will lose access to the product.

Perpetual licensing

Redgate historically sold 'lifetime' perpetual licenses which means that when purchased, you own the product outright. Renewal of perpetual licenses gives you access to our support team and all new product versions. If you choose not to renew a perpetual license, the license remains yours but you would no longer have access to support & upgrades and the product will be fixed at that version.

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