Online Activation vs. Offline Activation

File Viewer Plus Enterprise licenses can be activated online or offline. At the time of purchase, you specify which option you'd like to use.

Online Activation

The software connects to its online Internet activation server to activate licenses. This type of activation only requires an activation key (delivered at time of purchase), but you must open network access to https://sharpened.com on port 443 to complete activations for your systems.

Offline Activation

The software activates licenses without an Internet connection, but both an activation key and an enterprise license file are required. If you choose this activation method, an enterprise license file is delivered to you after purchase. The enterprise license file can be removed from the system after activation is complete. NOTE: Once a computer is activated, the license is valid on the system perpetually. However, enterprise license files expire after an agreed duration, at which point you can request a new file to activate additional licenses.