Info: Venafi licensing model

Applies to:

Version 14.1


The release of 14.1 brings significant changes to the product names:

Venafi Encryption Director (Director, VED) -> Venafi Trust Protection Platform 

  • Certificate Manager ->  TrustAuthority for SSL (Monitoring & Enrollment), TrustForce for SSL (Provisioning)
  • Mobile Certificate Manager ->  TrustAuthority for Mobile 
  • SSH Key Manager ->  TrustAuthority for SSH (Monitoring), TrustForce for SSH (new product)

Any customer who has purchased Licensed Products from Venafi has the right to use as many copies of the Licensed Products as reasonably necessary for evaluation or testing purposes ("Test Copies").  There shall be no charge for use of such Test Copies unless the Test Copies are used to actually manage/protect keys or certificates.

More Info:

Licensing Model

Venafi TrustAuthority & TrustForce for SSL are licensed on a per certificate instance basis (“Certificate Instances”).  A Server (SSL) Certificate is defined as a digital certificate used to identify a server that is typically issued to hostnames (i.e. a machine name or domain name).  For example, one (1) certificate (or associated private key) protected by TrustAuthority on ten (10) servers counts as 10 Certificate Instances; and Ten (10) certificates (or associated private keys) protected by TrustAuthority on one server counts as 10 Certificate Instances.

Venafi TrustAuthority for Mobile is licensed on a per User basis.  A mobile certificate (user or device) is defined as a digital certificate that provides information about the user and/or the user's device and is used to identify that individual or device for a variety of purposes such as web authentication, WiFi authentication, VPN authentication, email encryption and message signing, and device authentication, across different mobile and personal platforms – including but not limited to laptops, desktops, smartphones and tablets.

Venafi TrustAuthority & TrustForce for SSH are licensed on a per Host basis.  A Host is defined as a device (client, server, or appliance, or virtual instance), running its own operating system with its own unique IP address.  For example, a server or a cloud deployment running three (3) virtual machines counts as three (3) hosts.



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