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Unit-based server license

The unit-based server license is one of the commercial licenses iText software offers and is used for applications that are installed on your own virtual server, virtual machine or node installation. This license is available for Java and .NET.


Why use the Unit-based server license?

The unit-based server license is perpetual, and you use one license per instance; server, virtual machine or node. The pricing is based on the number of instances instead of on the number of end-users, and allows you to generate an unlimited amount of PDFs. There’s a one-time fee for the use of our production servers. The use of our non-production servers is mandatory, which is why you can purchase it with a 50% discount (e.g. testing, development, Q&A, UAT, BA or DR).

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Release from “copyleft” AGPL license requirements

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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Professional support iText development team

This license grants you access to our professional support and maintenance teams. In fact, it’s mandatory to use our support team in the first year. Afterwards, you can renew annually at 20% of the prevailing list price. 95% of our customers renew, because of the high value of our professional support.

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Use Case: Unit Based Server

An airline has a PDF form generation solution on their internal servers. 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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Mandatory for the first year

After that first year, you can renew your subscription annually at 20% of the prevailing list price. 95% of our customers choose to renew their support program subscriptions, which is a testament to its high quality and added value. 

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Gain direct access to our in-house developers

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

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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