What is the OEM Distribution License?
The OEM distribution license is intended for use when you include iText as part of a commercial off-the-shelf product or service for distribution to, or access by external clients or users. This includes cases where you embed iText into end-user applications that are installed on your customers own devices.
This license is subscription-based and pricing will be calculated depending on your specific use case. Please contact our sales team and note that discounts may apply to quantity purchases.
No extra license needed for your application users.
The end-users of your application don’t need an extra iText license, since they only use the iText functionalities within your application.
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.
Use Case: End-user applications
You have created an application which utilizes the advanced capabilities of the iText library to generate PDF documents or reports with data from an XML file or a database.
Alternatively, you want to create a digital signing application which must comply with the FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standard) 140-2 specifications.
Use Case: Archiving
You distribute an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) product that can create documents for archiving purposes. Your previous formats could not guarantee preservation, so you want to incorporate iText’s PDF/A (the PDF standard for archiving) feature with some content structure. Your clients now receive your closed-source ECM product with iText features in the back end.
No extra license needed for your application users
The end-users of your application don’t need an extra iText license since they only use the iText functionalities within your application.
When purchasing a commercial license, you also gain access to our professional support and maintenance teams.
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.
Gain direct access to our in-house support engineers
Our support team can help you diagnose and fix issues that arise in your development.
Access to the iText Support Portal
You can add three members of your team who will have direct access to your support tickets, as well as fast access to new iText releases.
Free upgrades to latest features and updates
Speaking of releases, the support subscription also includes access to major and minor new releases.
Start your closed-source iText project!
Want to keep your source code secret? Looking to make money while you sleep? Licensing your software solution with iText is easy, get started with your commercial license today.