License Manager FAQ

What is the License Manager?
What is a License Key?
Does my app need to connect to the internet?
Can I use the same License Key for the Android and iOS versions of my app?
Can I use the same License Key for mobile and digital eyewear version of my app?
What is the difference between the License Key and cloud database keys?
What happens to my app when I cancel my License Key or when my License Key is suspended?
Can I remove a canceled License Key from the License Manager list?
Can I move from a paid plan to a Development license with a watermark?
What does the Vuforia watermark look like?


What is the License Manager?

The License Manager is a web application on the developer portal that allows you to create and manage License Keys.

What is a License Key?

A License Key is an alpha-numeric code that the app must pass to the SDK as a string during SDK initialization.

Does my app need to connect to the internet?

No. Your app will work without an internet connection. However your app will require an internet connection if it is using a cloud database.

Can I use the same License Key for the Android, iOS and UWP versions of my app?

Yes. You can use the same License Key for the same app if it is deployed on more than one operating system platform (e.g., Android and iOS). Note that different apps cannot share a License Key.

Can I use the same License Key for mobile and digital eyewear versions of my app?

Yes. You can use the same License Key for mobile, video see-through devices, and optical see-through devices, such as the ODG R-7. Note that different apps cannot share a License Key.

What is the difference between the License Key and the cloud database keys?

A License Key is required to access the features of the Vuforia Engine for all versions of the SDK.
The cloud database keys are required to access the Cloud Recognition Service.

What happens to my app when I cancel my License Key or when my License Key is suspended?

If you cancel your License Key or your License Key is suspended, new users of your app will not be able to access any Vuforia functionality. Existing users will not be able to access cloud databases. Device databases for existing users will continue to work.

Can I move from a paid plan to a Development license?

To move from a paid license to a Development license, you should cancel your existing paid License Key and create a new Development License Key. You will then need to replace the paid key in your app with the new Development key.

What does a Vuforia watermark look like?

Watermark Screenshot:

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