About Keygen

Keygen is a cloud-based licensing and distribution application programming interface (API) designed to help developers encrypt and secure server software, desktop applications, and other digital products. Keygen comes with customer identity management functionality, which allows administrators to manage multiple licenses and machines for each user on a client-side environment.

Key features of Keygen include policy management, machine activation, license keys, validation, user management, and search functionality. Businesses can use the solution to create and validate new products and provide access through authentication tokens. Keygen enables users to automate processes for future license creation and validation. The platform also lets developers manage product visibility across the web by tracking all machine activations for each license.

Keygen supports integration with several third-party applications such as Electron, Stripe, Paddle, SendOwl, FastSpring, MoonClerk and Gumroad, helping streamline the product licensing and distribution workflow. Keygen's centralized dashboard allows users to generate product tokens for webhooks, and receive notifications on events within the Keygen account.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

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Features

Total features of Keygen: 16

  • API
  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Applications Management
  • Authentication
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Event Tracking
  • Metadata Management
  • Password Management
  • Permission Management
  • Personalized Profiles
  • Policy Management
  • Search Functionality
  • Third Party Integration
  • User Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,6 /5
(11)
Value for Money
4,8/5
Features
4,6/5
Ease of Use
4,7/5
Customer Support
4,9/5

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Alex H.
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  • Industry: Oil & Energy
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Finally!

Reviewed on 2019/03/18

Pros

For small & fast moving teams, licensing & user management has always been a pain - especially on multiple platforms. I was thrilled to archive our internal license management tools once we discovered and integrated keygen.

Cons

We still need to provide our own web application/interface for our customers to retrieve their license keys. It would be awesome to see Keygen solve this as well.

Cameron M.
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  • Industry: Design
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Keygen is tremendous, being easy to work with, flexible, and well documented.

Reviewed on 2018/07/16

Using Keygen saved me the trouble of building and maintaining my own licensing server and strategy....

Using Keygen saved me the trouble of building and maintaining my own licensing server and strategy. It is easy to work with, reliable, and affoardable.

Pros

Keygen is one of the rare products that is legitimately satisfying to work with. It's obvious that the creator cares deeply about the quality of the product.

From my own experience there are so many things that work well:

- the interface is well designed
- the API is flexible, logical and easy to work with
- the documentation is clear and comprehensive
- there are a wide array of well documented implementation examples on GitHub
- the product is in active development
- support is responsive and unusually helpful

I'm the solo designer/developer of a well known design tool. When I decided to switch to subscription pricing, I began building my own licensing server. Part way through the process I learned about Keygen. After reading through the documentation and speaking to support about my goals, I immediately abandoned my own licensing server in favor of cloud functions and Keygen. I have zero regrets.

Cons

Since Keygen is billed monthly, it's most viable for services that also have some sort of recurring billing, or that have a reliable revenue stream. Hobbyist developers will probably have a hard time justifying the cost, despite how good the product is.

I mention this more as a heads-up to those investigating than as a negative, as I don't think there would be any other way for Keygen to make money that would also be useful for one-time-purchase software.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Civil Engineering
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Review for Keygen

Reviewed on 2020/03/23

I use this software to take serial num for civil3D . Easily I can do it using keygen

I use this software to take serial num for civil3D . Easily I can do it using keygen

Pros

Keygen is serial key generator.Using this software we can manage our license key easily. also it does not take long time for that.

Cons

There are not least thing about this software. But,There are not free trail for it. We do not use always this software. This use for when we want serial number. So that there should be free trail.

Vildan S.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Licensing the way it should be

Reviewed on 2019/01/10

If you're building a new product, the last thing you want to think about is licensing. Especially...

If you're building a new product, the last thing you want to think about is licensing. Especially all the crazy concepts like Node-locked, Floating etc. You're for sure gonna get it wrong in the begin and will have to experiment a lot. Keygen's flexible API and seemingly endless configuration options exactly allowed us to do so. Licensing was planned to make up at least 25% percent of planned dev time for our product so it's awesome to see that we've been able to cut it down to 2.5% with Keygen.

Pros

This product comes with great documentation and an extremely helpful support. As licensing is a highly important topic for a commercial product it's super nice to have somebody available listening to your questions and helping out with good ideas and suggestions. Thanks to the representatives.

By far the best part though is that Keygen in the end of the day is nothing else than a Rest service. As such it is possible to integrate it with whatever technology you're using, as long as you can make HTTP requests. Moreover it was the only offering we found to suite our Electron based app.

Cons

Being located in US the server speeds and CDNs for EU and Asia aren't the best but it gets constantly better.

Alex B.
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  • Industry: Broadcast Media
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Software licensing made simple, professionally and at a reasonable cost

Reviewed on 2018/08/27

We have a great product for a specific market. We did not want to develop an entire licensing...

We have a great product for a specific market. We did not want to develop an entire licensing solution from scratch. As we though that thousands of other companies required software licencing too, there had to be a generic solution out there that addresses the problem. So we can invest our time developing our core software, and not the licensing for the product.

Keygen resolved this problem beyond our expectations. Allowing us to have even more granularity that originally thought possible.

Pros

Keygen has a price point that works for our business model. Flexible thanks to metadata fields for each object that you can use to customize your product features and requirements. Credit card integration to automate sale workflows. Simple to implement, super strong security and multiple licensing models supported.

I've never been so happy to find a new product/service since I discovered Amazon!

Cons

I spend weeks Googling for software licensing solutions on the cloud. I was only finding very expensive solutions, some of which try to charge you a percentage of the price of your product. Just ridiculous, it's more like a VAT charge proposition than anything else.

But finding Keygen was really difficult. Maybe because the word Keygen is too generic for search engines, or maybe because we were not using the proper tags. But we found Keygen on a forum comment, not on Google. First time ever that this happens to us!

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Keygen FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Keygen.

Keygen offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$39,00/month
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Pricing is available on tier-based monthly subscriptions, starting at $39 for up to 10,000 API requests per day and up to 1,000 licensed users. Tier is determined by active licensed users.

Keygen offers the following features:

  • Central LM Server
  • Timing Rights

Keygen has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Keygen supports the following languages:

English

We do not have any information about what devices Keygen supports

Keygen integrates with the following applications:

FastSpring, MoonClerk, Stripe

Keygen offers the following support options:

Online Support, FAQs, Knowledge Base

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