How does the JReviews license work
Why use a licensing system?
You are allowed to install JReviews on a single domain per license. To enforce this we use a licensing system based on local key and remote checking. We think this system provides the most flexibility because:
(a) it allows you to move your license to a different domain if you need to; and
(b) if you don't like the remote checking you can request a permanent key in the Client Area two months after placing your order. After requesting a permanent key, you won't be able to move your license to a different domain.
Why does JReviews require me to manually copy the local key every two weeks?
The update of the local key should take place automatically and be transparent to you. However, if your server has a firewall it's possible that it is blocking communication to remote servers and prevents JReviews from verifying the license. To get around this you need to open up the host for JReviews (ping reviewsforjoomla.com) or make your local key permanent.
Why does it say the local key expires in the JReviews administration?
Even though your license never expires, the local key has a valid life of 15 days. When the 15-day period has passed, the key is automatically renewed and stored in the database. This is done to reduce the risk of fraud and enables you to move the license as explained above in point a).
Can I disable the periodic verification of the license?
Yes, as stated above two months after purchasing a license you can make your local key permanent and disable the remote license check. You can do this in the Client Area under your license details. There you'll find a button to make the key permanent. The button will appear only if the license is active and if you haven't already made the key permanent.
Can I use the license in subdomains?
You are allowed to use JReviews in subdomains. This excludes domain suffixes, such as countries and business types. For example .com, .org and .net are different domains. To enable the license to work on subdomains please submit a ticket, after activation, requesting the license change.