What am I buying?
A license to use MongoChef after the trial period has ended in a commercial environment.
MongoChef is a software product which is freely available for download. When first starting MongoChef, you can choose between running MongoChef under a free non-commercial license or starting a free 14-day commercial trial. To continue using MongoChef after your trial has expired, you’ll need to purchase a license key.
Licenses can be purchased in our online shop and are delivered electronically via email. After you place your order, you’ll receive an email containing your invoice, and another email with your license key. You can then paste this license key into your MongoChef installation to unlock it.
What features are available in the trial?
The trial gives you unrestricted access to all the features of MongoChef.
What features are available with the free personal, non-commercial license?
The free personal, non-commercial license gives you unrestricted access to all the features of MongoChef Core. Learn more from our comparison chart.
When can I use the free personal, non-commercial license?
The free personal, non-commercial license can only be used for non-commercial tasks (e.g. hobby projects, education, academic projects, non-paid-for open-source development, etc).
If you use MongoChef for commercial work, you need a commercial license. As a rule of thumb, if you receive money for the work for which you use MongoChef, be it directly via a salary or a consulting fee, or indirectly via (current or potential or future) revenue from your software, you are a commercial user.
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Is this a subscription or a perpetual license?
A commercial license for MongoChef is a perpetual license, with one year of free updates. That means you can use your license without time restriction. The license also allows you to use any release of MongoChef that was available when the license was purchased, as well as any future releases (bug fixes, enhancements, new features, etc.) for 12 months from the date of purchase. After those 12 months, you can continue to use the version you have forever, or you can choose to renew your license at any time for another 12 months to continue getting updates. By renewing annually, you help us continue to innovate and add new features to the product.
When you decide to renew, we offer a 20% renewal discount off the current price.
Do I need a separate license for each machine or operating system I install MongoChef on?
No. Our licenses are per-user licenses rather than per-machine licenses. That means you may use your license on as many of your machines and VMs in parallel, across all supported OSs, as you wish.
What happened to MongoChef Professional?
What happened to the Bundle?
We have introduced a big change to MongoChef and its family of tools. Click here to find out more about the new editions of MongoChef and the successor of MongoChef Professional.