When you activate your FARO software, the Sentinel License Manager creates a “fingerprint” of the computer on which the software is installed. This fingerprint contains a number of characteristics of the host computer or Docker container. The information is stored within the secure storage on the computer and is also returned to FARO.
Each time the software is opened, a new fingerprint is created and is compared to the original reference fingerprint. If these match, the software will open and operate as normal. If the information does not match, the License Manager will interpret this as a cloned instance and the FARO software license will be disabled and no longer be accessible.
Clone Protection Schemes
FARO utilizes the following Clone Protection Schemes:
- Physical Machines: PMType2
- Virtual Machines: VMType2
- Docker Containers: VMType4*
*VMType4 is used if the license is activated inside the Docker container. If the license is activated by the host machine, then clone protection scheme PMType2 is used.
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If you are receiving clone protection errors, please contact FARO Support.