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Five License for Desktop Version

Last updated 7/03/2024

Licensing of Five

Five is a licensed product, and before using Five, you will need to obtain a license from Five. To obtain the free license for the desktop version, please visit here, and complete the sign up process, upon completing the sign up process, you will receive an email that will contain a license number you can use to activate your copy of Five.

By default, a free license will be restricted to a maximum of 1000 applications, 10 instances per application, and 1 developer. You cannot deploy any applications to the cloud using the free desktop version of Five, if you require additional to the default, please visit our pricing site and you can purchase the right license to suite your requirements.

Activating your Copy of Five

When Five starts for the first time, you will be prompted to enter a serial number. The serial number is obtained through the sign up process with Five, and you should already have received it previously when activating Five locally on your PC or MAC.

Standalone User

When you are working in the desktop version you will be working as a Standalone user and have full access to Five with no log in. You have a few restrictions when operating as a standalone user, however, at any stage if you wish to move to the cloud version of Five, you can export any applications into an FDF file that you have created in the desktop version and import these FDF files into the cloud version.


Almost all areas of Five are available in the desktop version with only a few restrictions.

  • An application cannot be deployed to the cloud, however, you can run your application locally to see your development.
  • You are the only user inside of the desktop version, no other users can be added to Five, however, you can add users to your application.
  • Configurations are not available in the desktop version, this means you will not be able to configure settings such as OpenAI, however, you still have other methods of debugging your code in Five such as using Five's Inspector.
  • You can set up URLs, however, these need to be cloud hosted to test.
  • You can set up authentications, however, these need to be cloud hosted to test.

Default Roles

Five gives you a few default roles out of the box that you can assign to users in your application immediately. If you are creating a single-user application the Standalone role is available and assigning a user this role with give them access to your application without needing to log in.

In the desktop version, if you create a multi-user application the Administrator and Public roles will be available for you to assign to users in your application. An Administrator role will have full access to your application. The Public role you can use to provide URL endpoints for users without them having to log into your application.