There are four 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)
Yearly/monthly Subscription Activations: For your account which only has purchased one license of Foxit PDF Editor yearly/monthly subscription, you just need to sign into Foxit PDF Editor with your Foxit account to activate it. For your account which has purchased multiple licenses, you have to configure team members for your Foxit organization subscription before your team members could log in and activate Foxit PDF Editor with their respective email addresses. To configure team members, please access this article and this article.
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.