OEM Distribution License

The OEM distribution license is one of iText’s commercial licenses, allowing you to embed iText into off-the-shelf software applications that you distribute to your customers to offer sophisticated PDF capabilities to end-users. This license is available for all iText products.


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.

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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.

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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: 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.

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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.


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 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.

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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

We have used iText for over 7 years in the DocuSign flagship product, our eSignature services. We use it with the purpose of extracting text, applying watermarks, and performing other general purpose PDF functions. We use iText to provide high availability and a reliable service to our customers and their documents.
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.
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.

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.

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