WooCommerce Licensing & Serial Key

Sell software licenses and serial keys with WooCommerce. Automatically issue, validate and manage unique keys. Easy to use and integrate.

Simplicity + Power: for users and developers.

WooCommerce Licensing & Serial Key

Get rid of complex license management

Automatically issue, validate and manage unique license/serial keys for digital products.
Easy to use and integrate. Most effective WooCommerce license manager plugin.

Have you gone through this problem?

License management and serial keys can get complex.

Users have to store serial keys and licenses, apply them at the right places and not lose them.

On the other hand, for the issuer/developer, generating and distributing keys as well as controlling unauthorized usage beyond permitted limits is a nightmare. They often end up creating complex systems.

If you have multiple products, there is even a bigger problem.

If you are distributing unique keys for any other purpose – group buying, offers, third-party integrations – you need to not only generate keys and manage integrations but also build the website for distribution.

If you build a license management solution yourself or if you are stuck with a complex solution, you are wasting not only yours but also your customers’ valuable, creative time.

For all use cases of virtual and downloadable product distribution, software and memberships that require a unique key to identify a purchased license, WooCommerce Licensing & Serial Key is the plugin of choice.

Powerful features


  • Simple: WooCommerce Licensing and Serial Key plugin is designed to be simple for both users and developers. Show keys on My Account page, templates to show keys on order / invoice, separate page for customers to manage their serial keys.
  • Automatic: It automatically issues serial keys to customers on product purchase.
  • Control Access: Assign unique serial key for each purchased product and set the expiry date, download limits and number of times a key can be used (so flexible licensing!)
  • Dedicated dashboard: Easily track each and every key’s status, edit key details, apply multiple search filters for managing keys.
  • Import: If you have pre-generated keys, you can import them with a CSV file.
  • Validation: Simple API to call from your software/third party system to validate keys and track usage
  • Works with WooCommerce Subscriptions too: If you are selling virtual and downloadable products on subscription basis, this plugin works seamlessly.

See the plugin in action

Setting up serial keys

You can setup license key issuance on any downloadable simple product or variation. If you’ve set an expiry for the product (number of days or downloads), the license key will be rejected once product access expires.

You can also import a CSV file of your licenses if you do not wish to use the system generated license keys.

WooCommerce Serial Key
Automatically issue keys with product purchases

Serial key distribution in My Account and order email

When someone purchases a product, a serial key will be issued automatically. The key will also be available in their My Account > Downloads area, and included in the order confirmation email.

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Available keys visible in My Account > Downloads

Available keys visible in My Account > Downloads


WooCommerce Serial Key
Automatically issued serial keys / licenses in WooCommerce order confirmation email

Simple licenses validation

This example shows serial key validation – internally the system uses a UUID to identify the user (which can be their email address, domain name, or anything else you choose). We have a simple HTTP based integration API so you can add the validation routine in any system/software. See our integration documentation for more.

WooCommerce Serial Key
Simple validation API –
this example shows limit exceeded

Generate multiple serial keys for multiple quantities of the same product

Earlier, WooCommerce Serial Key used to generate only one serial key for one product, irrespective of the quantity of the product. For example, if you purchased three quantities of Smart Manager, a single serial key would be issued for all the three.

Now, if you purchase five quantities of Smart Manager, you would have five serial keys, one for each Smart Manager respectively.

WooCommerce Serial Key
One serial key per Smart Manager respectively.

Customer managed licenses

Customers can manage their licenses from WooCommerce My Account area. For example, our plugins are licensed based on the number of sites. As licenses are validated, those sites will show up in license management area within the customer’s dashboard. If they wish, customers can remove some sites to stop using the plugin on an old site, and activate it on a new site.

WooCommerce Serial Key
Page to manage serial key usage

Admin managed licenses

We’ve added features to WooCommerce so you can easily manage serial keys and orders. You can search for a customer order using a serial key, update serial keys in an order. This will save you a ton of efforts!

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Finding orders using a serial key
You also get a dedicated dashboard to easily track every license key status, delete keys in bulk, apply search filters for managing keys.
WooCommerce Serial Key
Finding orders using a serial key

Dedicated dashboard to manage serial keys

Live demo & integration documentation

We have written extensive (and easy to follow) guides on how you can use the plugin, validate licenses and its API. Read WooCommerce Licensing & Serial Key documentation

You may also try out the Live Demo for WooCommerce Licensing & Serial Keys plugin.

Simplify your license management today!

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Keep your products secure and let the money keep coming in.

Go ahead and buy WooCommerce Licensing & Serial Key plugin. We are always ready to help you out.

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Common Concerns

We all want to avoid mistakes and wastage. You may have valid concerns and questions about our plugins too.

Yet concerns can become obstacles to achievement.

We’ve listed several common concerns and our responses to them below. If your question is not listed, feel free to reach out to us.

Remember, you don’t want to become a bottleneck for your own progress!

Unsure if this will work for you?

We fully understand if you can’t decide whether this plugin will fulfill your needs. Our recommendation: 1. review all information on this page, 2. try our live demo – it will give you a good sense of how things will work, 3. quickly go through our docs – we’ve answered many common questions there, 4. send us your questions from here. We will answer you ASAP.

How much effort will it take to achieve what you want?

Buying the plugin is one step in completing the job at hand. Think about the setup / configuration / learning / maintenance time and cost as well. We design our plugins with utmost focus on your productivity. We want you to get the job done – faster and easier.

Feel it’s very expensive? Have a cheaper alternative? Cheap = better??

Price becomes a big factor in any purchase decision. And it may block you as well. But here’s something we want you to think about…

What value will this plugin generate for you? How much money can it make you in next 3-4 months? How much it me can it save in a year? Can it improve conversions and customer satisfaction?

So make your choice based on potential value not price.

Even if you have a strong budget restriction, a $25 solution is most likely not going to be better than a $149 solution. No two solutions are equal. So dig deeper before making your choice. When in doubt, always go with a trustworthy, proven vendor, even if their solution is expensive.

Your plugin does not have “x” feature. Can you add it?

Developing, maintaining and supporting complex features is costly. Why do you want to pay for things you won’t even need? More options means more choices to make. Bloated features mean more things that can break. We consciously choose what is and is not included in our plugins.

So check if you need all the bells and whistles… It may be wiser to go with something that may not do everything, but whatever it does, it does well.

Having said that, if you have any such feature requests, which will be helpful to you and other plugin users, feel free to get in touch. We will evaluate it.

Does this plugin work with Subscriptions / Memberships / other plugins?

We develop our plugins with compatibility in mind. And over the years people have used our plugins in all sorts of setups. We have listed on this page which other plugins are compatible with this plugin.

There may be exceptions though – especially if you’re using something that overlaps in functionality. In case you find something incompatible or want to know if your plugin is compatible with this plugin, ask us.

Will this plugin work with my theme?

If your theme declares WooCommerce support, then yes, this plugin will work with your theme.

There may be exceptions though – especially if you’re using something that overlaps in functionality. In case you find something incompatible, let us know and we will resolve it.

Why annual subscription? Can I upgrade later?

WordPress and WooCommerce are evolving constantly.. We keep improving our plugins. We started in year 2011 and will continue helping customers grow their businesses. Your recurring payments helps us to continue to serve you for a very long time. That’s the reason for annual renewals. Annual subscriptions will renew automatically every year, unless you cancel it.

But yes, I understand it may work better for you to make a one time payment. Go with the Lifetime license option if that’s the case.

You can also upgrade your license anytime. Read more.

Money back if broken / incompatible / defective…

We invest ton of time and money researching, developing and improving our plugins. We follow the best coding practices and are proud of our plugins. Our support will also solve any problems you may face.

But if the plugin is broken, defective or incompatible with your setup, we will work with you and try to resolve the issue. If we aren’t able to make plugin work for you, we will gladly refund your money within first 30 days. We don’t want cursed money!

Does this plugin work with Shopify?

StoreApps develops WooCommerce plugins (and WooCommerce works on WordPress). So no, our plugins won’t work with Shopify.

If you’re on Shopify, try Putler – our analytics app.

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