Instance-based License

The instance-based license is one of iText’s commercial licenses and is a subscription license for companies that install their PDF applications locally (i.e. on-premise) or on hosted platforms (e.g. Amazon Cloud, Azure, Google Cloud etc.) and know the number of instances where iText will be installed. This license is available for all iText products.


What is the Instance-based License?

For instance-based licensing we define an “instance” as a single occurrence of an operating system (physical or virtual) running an application which links to or otherwise incorporates iText.

The pricing for this license is based on the specific number of instances that your company installs iText on, ensuring you only pay for what you use. Please note that we distribute one license per instance and that there are valuable discounts available for companies that require multiple instances.

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Possible to install on either hosted or self-hosted platforms

Our instance-based licenses allow you to install iText software on a hosted platform. The instance count will depend on the scope of your requirements.

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You don't have to share your application and/or source code (closed-source)

This license has significant benefits when compared to AGPL, because it releases you from “copyleft” AGPL license requirements, as well as from the requirements to not change the PDF Producer line in the document’s properties. It offers indemnification in the event of IP (intellectual property) or patent infringement and grants you access to iText’s professional and dedicated support team.

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Use Case: Instance-based application

An airline has a PDF form generation solution hosted on a remote platform. Customers enter their information on the airline's web portal and iText uses that data and combines it with data from the airline's database and template rules to create a PDF, such as a boarding pass, for the customer on the fly.


Commercial license

When purchasing a commercial license, you also gain access to our professional support and maintenance teams.

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Support is included with your subscription

A key advantage of our subscription-based licenses is that support and maintenance is included, meaning you are guaranteed support when you need it most. 

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Gain direct access to our in-house support engineers

Our support team can help you diagnose and fix issues that arise in your development. 

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Access to JIRA support board for 3 users

You can even provide up to three email addresses for your preferred support team members, who will have direct access to your JIRA issue tracker as well as fast access to new iText releases.

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Free upgrades to latest features and updates

Speaking of releases, the support subscription also includes access to major and minor new releases.

Satisfied Customers

iText is very readable and easy to understand. Also, in iText I don't need to write lots of code, you already provide almost all the methods necessary to do something.
We chose iText to power the PDF signing part of AIS due to its ease of use and flexibility. Thanks to its provision of an abstraction layer for PDF, it enables our customers to produce digitally signed PDFs without having to know about the PDF specifications.
We’re very happy with the PDF/A functionality provided by iText, and it forms an essential part of our DICOM-compliant reporting framework.
By using iText 7 for Smart Certificate 2.0, it enables us to mass generate PDF documents and sign them with GlobalSign certificates.
Using the iText DITO Editor to develop our report templates is a huge time saver. I can now do in just 45 minutes what would have taken over two weeks to do in code using other PDF libraries!
We chose iText over other open source solutions because it was really quick and easy to develop our application using iText. That's thanks to the guides and documentation available on the iText website, and the many examples on developer communities like Stack Overflow.
I just wanted to let you know that the support I received from your support people was excellent, super prompt, detailed, polite and helpful. Great job! Thanks very much.
iText is a breeze! Using a proven and tested PDF technology helped us to focus on what we do best — building a high quality mobile app.
With iText we have the peace of mind that we are delivering a solid solution to our client.
We chose the iText library because it was the only solution that allowed easy integration into our open standards architecture.

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