Certificate Licensing Terminology - 2022.1 English

Vivado Design Suite User Guide: Release Notes, Installation, and Licensing (UG973)

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2022.1 English
Host ID
An identifier, placed within certificate licenses, which binds the license to the computer using this identifier. Typical identifiers are: Hard-drive volume ID, Ethernet port MAC address, or USB Dongle ID.
Node-Locked License
A node-locked license allows for the use of a single seat of a product entitlement on a specific machine.
Floating License
A floating license resides on a network server and enables applications to check out a license when they are invoked. At any one time, the number of licenses for simultaneous users is restricted to the number of license seats purchased.
License Rehosting
The act of changing the host ID of a generated license due to machine hardware changes, hard-drive failure or the moving of a license from one machine to another.
License Deletion
The act of removing a license from a machine, and having the entitlement placed back into the Xilinx Product Licensing Account.
Affidavit of Destruction
Click-through agreement by which you certify that the license file (.lic) for a rehosted or deleted license will be destroyed and no longer used.