What is a Cloud/Web Based license?

A cloud based license is a license that is managed and or store on a remote server (Cloud server). The advantages of the license being ‘in the cloud’ is that it is not subject to hardware failures of the local machine. Most but not all Cloud based licenses allow the license to be check in and checked out by different devices at different times. This provides flexibility for the user. It also means the developer had control over the licensees use of the software. Cloud based licenses can be Perpetual or Subscription/Timed license.