There are three methods available to activate Foxit PDF Editor. This article explains the difference between them.
Registration Code Activations: Here the key takes form of a 30 Digit Code. This method is recommended for consumers and small organizations whose users have admin privileges and install the software themselves.
License Key File Activations or "fpmkey": Here the key is more complex, taking the form of a text file, and it is essential if you are looking to deploy Foxit PDF Editor to your end-users via server (SSCM/GPO/KACE/CMD... etc.) or looking to deploy the software in your server (VDI)
Admin Console Activations or SSO: If your organization purchased our Admin Console then your users can utilize a Foxit Account or SSO to login and activate the software.
|Product||Foxit Account||SSO||Registration Code||fpmkey|
|Foxit PDF Editor - Windows||✔️||✔️||✔️||✔️|
|Foxit PDF Editor Pro - Windows||✔️||✔️||✔️||✔️|
|Foxit PDF Editor - macOS||✔️||✔️||✔️||✔️|
|Foxit PDF Editor - Cloud||✔️||✔️|
|Foxit PDF Editor - iOS||✔️|
|Foxit PDF Editor - Android||✔️|
Q: Is there a recommended method?
A: Yes, the Admin Console is the recommended method for activation.
Q: Do I need an "fpmkey" if I use the Admin Console?
A: No, the Admin Console is an activation method in itself.
Q: How do I get the Admin Console?
A: Simply contact your sales representative.
Q: Why can't I use a Registration Code to Deploy Foxit PDF Editor?
A: Technically, you can use a reg code to deploy the software, but end-users will need admin privileges to activate the software the first time they run it.
Q: Is there a fee for a License Key File (fpmkey)?
A: Yes. Software standardization is different from organization to organization, and we want to give our customers the flexibility of choosing the right activation method for their company.
Q: Is there a fee for the Admin Console?
A: Yes and No. The console is free for large enterprise deals.
Q: Which one can I use in an offline environment?
A: Only fpmkey and Admin Console can be used in offline environments.
Q: Do I need multiple fpmkey files if I am deploying via/in different servers?
A: No, one license key file will be enough. Simply make a copy of the file and use it as many times as you'd like.