AWS License Manager

Manage your software licenses and fine-tune licensing costs

Unlimited access

with the AWS Free Tier

Gain greater visibility and control over how software licenses are used and prevent misuse before they happen.

Save money with the maximum use of licenses, including how you track and manage licenses.

Reduce the risk of noncompliance by enforcing license usage limits, blocking new launches, and using other controls.

Increase your productivity by automating the placement, release, and recovery of hosts using host resource groups.

How it works

AWS License Manager makes it easier for you to manage your software licenses from vendors, such as Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, and IBM, across AWS and your on-premises environments.

Diagram shows how to set rules, control usage, track purchases, and manage licenses with alerts.

Use cases

Streamline license management

Switch between license types and automate the discovery, tracking, and reporting of existing licenses.

Discover how to use License Manager »

Simplify the Windows BYOL experience

Manage a collection of Dedicated Hosts as a single entity for the bring-your-own-license (BYOL) experience with automated allocation, release, and recovery.

Learn how to host resource groups »

Control AWS Marketplace license entitlements

Automate the distribution and activation of software entitlements and workloads across AWS accounts for end users.

Explore how to work with seller-issued licenses »

Manage user-based license subscriptions

Subscribe, manage, and track user-based licenses for Microsoft Visual Studio on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).

Learn more about user-based subscriptions »

How to get started

Start using AWS License Manager

Follow the guide to learn how to use License Manager.

Watch how to control license use

Learn how to configure licensing rules and manage licenses.

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See how to stay compliant, manage entitlements, and more.

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