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  • Protect your gem with our flagship software licensing API. Add feature entitlements, restrict upgrades to specific version ranges, enforce server- and CPU-based activation limits, and more.
  • Use our software distribution API as a private Ruby gem source. Distribute your private Ruby gems to licensed users using gem install or bundler.

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export KEYGEN_LICENSE_TOKEN='lic-6171564a4a59e5f3879c0584ebe92ce3v3'
cat ./Gemfile
source "https://#{auth}" do
gem 'private-gem', '~> 1.0'
# => Successfully installed private-gem-1.0.0
# => Parsing documentation for private-gem-1.0.0
# => Installing ri documentation for private-gem-1.0.0
# => Done installing documentation for private-gem after 0 seconds
# => 1 gem installed

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