How Redgate tools are licensed

This is a guide to Redgate’s licensing models. 

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 and capacity based licensing

A few of our tools are licensed per server, such as SQL Monitor and SQL Backup Pro, or by capacity, such as SQL Clone and SQL Data Masker.

To see how each product is licensed, take a look at our Software Editions page.

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.

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