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Keygen FAQs

Q. What type of pricing plans does Keygen offer?

Keygen has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $49.00/month
Pricing model: Free, Subscription
Free Trial: Available | (No Credit Card required)

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Q. Who are the typical users of Keygen?

Keygen has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


Q. What languages does Keygen support?

Keygen supports the following languages:
English


Q. Does Keygen offer an API?

Yes, Keygen has an API available for use.


Q. What other apps does Keygen integrate with?

Keygen integrates with the following applications:
PayPal, MoonClerk, Zapier, Stripe, Braintree


Q. What level of support does Keygen offer?

Keygen offers the following support options:
FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Email/Help Desk, Chat

Keygen product overview

Price starts from

49

Per month

Flat Rate

What is 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.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base
Email/Help Desk
Chat

Training options

Documentation
Live Online

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49

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Keygen features

Functionality

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/5

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Total features

19

1 categories

Most valued features by users

API
Third-Party Integrations
Reporting/Analytics
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Keygen users reviews

Overall Rating

4.8

/5

24

Positive reviews

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9.42/10
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Pros
There is very little (if any) bloat which really helps cut down on complexity. It works like a train and the developers are super responsive to questions and feedback.
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.
I was thrilled to archive our internal license management tools once we discovered and integrated keygen.
Cons
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.
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.
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.
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Alejandro B.

Broadcast Media, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Never being so glad with a 3rd party critical infrastructure provider!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Overall they are a great partner to trust all our licensing needs to. If you need to send them a support email, a senior technical staff member will answer back in no time. I can only hope that the Microsofts, Googles and AWS of the world would be as responsive and pro-customer as KeyGen is!

Pros

Integration with our product was fast, all the licensing requirements that we needed were easily implemented with KeyGen. Support to get this done was superb, documentation is clear, and they keep on adding features that we found appealing and thus allow us to improve our licensing model on a regular basis. Pricing is very reasonable and the platform is super reliable (HA)! We could not ask for more from KeyGen!

Cons

The built-in reporting tool could be more configurable, maybe have filters to see which licenses are due each week/month. But we can do those queries through the API, to feed a dashboard of our own, so not a real issue. When we started 3+ years algo implementing customized feature activation on a license and off-line licensing were not available. But all these have been addresses and now it rocks!

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Coleman H.

Computer Software, self-employed

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Keygen is the perfect solution for self-managed license integration

Reviewed a year ago
Pros

I like how robust the API is. And the documentation is very thorough. I had a custom WooCommerce plugin developed, to communicate with a custom solution on my licensing server, that interacts with Keygen to help manage our user's software license for macOS desktop apps

Cons

I would like to be able to set up a notification system for errors in API requests

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Telecommunications, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Keygen is helpful for binary/release distribution

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

The team/[SENSITIVE CONTENT] is exceptionally responsive.

Cons

It's sometimes too slow to upload/download artifacts.

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Cameron M.

Design, self-employed

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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

Reviewed 6 years ago

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...

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.

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Assaf B.

Animation, self-employed

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Keygen is highly recommended

Reviewed 3 years ago

I found Keygen to be incredibly comprehensive and reliable. The documentation is extremely detailed and provides all information needed to implement a licensing solution. The product is dynamic and allows flexibility and customization in implementation. All features documented behave exactly as described, and the code examples for every single action are very comfortable to work with. Customer support is excellent. I highly recommend it.

Pros

The documentation. The node-based approach provides many solutions to a single problem. The control panel is very user-friendly, intuitive, and easy on the eyes. The entire product is very consistent in approach, which makes implementation very intuitive.

Cons

The only thing I found to be a disadvantage is the lack of batch-processing ability. There isn't a way through the control panel to perform actions on multiple objects at once. Also, I think that maybe the metrics dashboard would have been nicer if there was full history data as well as an ability to search/customize graphed data according to needs.

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