InDesign Server licensing

Adobe defines four types of server licenses at Licensing InDesign Server: Premium, Limited, Development and Trial.

We can provide free, time-limited (usually 30 days) but otherwise full server licenses for our plugins under the Development and Trial versions of InDesign Server.

Premium (public-facing) and Limited (in-house) InDesign Server plugin licenses are sold on an annual subscription basis, locked to a specific InDesign Server instance. These licenses include Em’s premium support, and include all major and minor upgrades that are released during the plugin license subscription period (i.e., maintenance).

Our products, part numbers and annual licensing costs (in US dollars) for the two levels of InDesign Server are:

Premium Limited
product SKU annual SKU annual
DocsFlow Server IKSP1 2950 IKSL1 1450
InCatalog Server ICSP1 2950 ICSL1 1450
InData Server IDSP1 2950 IDSL1 1450
WordsFlow Server IWSP1 2950 IWSL1 1450
Xtags for InDesign Server ITSP1 2950 ITSL1 1450


Credit-approved companies can order our server products with an official purchase order in PDF form (no scans), emailed to, with 30-day payment terms, specifying:

  • your standard purchase order information (company name, accounts receivable (billing) address, email address, phone number, purchase order number, any VAT number, etc.);
  • the product name, part number (SKU), and quantity of each Em server plug-in product being ordered;
  • the InDesign Server “fingerprint” (see below) to which each Em license should be bound (if you are ordering a total of n Em licenses, you’ll need to specify n InDesign Server fingerprints).

The 12-month license period will begin the day we send the invoice, which will specify the Em server plug-in product license(s) purchased. We’ll also send download and installation information for each plug-in product.


Since InDesign Server no longer exposes real Adobe serial numbers, you first need to download and install the server plugin, fire up InDesign Server, pick up the “fingerprint” substitute serial the plugin outputs on the console, and email that to us. From that, we can create your specific license file and email that back to you, to be installed in the same folder as the server itself.


For an evaluation license, please perform the “fingerprint” process above, after we direct you to the download.

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