We've been talking about consumption-based licensing since 2014! SOLO Server Automation build 18.104.22.168 is live with support for this increasingly-popular way to increase revenue by charging customers based upon their actual transactional use of your application!
In addition to the exciting new consumption-based licensing features, this release also offers customer email verification on sign up and numerous other improvements.
In our blog post Fill ‘er Up: A Self-Service Look at a Tankful of Usage-Based Licensing Models, we describe several ideas for charging customers based upon their use of your application. This build adds support for what we have called the "gas tank" model.
A new DecrementLicenseCounter web method has been added to the XmlActivationService web service. This method allows securely decrementing the License Counter for a given license, allowing implementation of a "Gas Tank" consumption based licensing model which can be enforced through SOLO Server Automation.
To configure consumption based licensing for a product option, follow these steps:
Currently, when a customer signs up through the customer license portal sign up page, they are immediately given access to the portal. With this build of SOLO Server Automation, it is now possible to require a new customer to verify their email through a one-time link before being allowed access to the portal. To enable this feature:
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