To help you determine what you need for your specific application, the LabVIEW Tools Network Developer Center has the following document: Choosing the Correct Licensing Method in LabVIEW Third Party Licensing & Activation Toolkit and NI License Manager
Options here include the NI License Manager Third-Party SDK
, which extends NI's own licensing technology to 3rd party products, and provides the same activation experience as NI software. The SDK features a run-time API for licensing of applications and tools to bind a LabVIEW library to a license file for LabVIEW-based add-ons. A .NET version is also available for licensing non-LabVIEW code. This works for products to be sold through NI.
Alternatively, you can use the Third-Party Licensing and Activation Toolkit
, which provides functionality to license both applications and add-ons that you do not plan to sell through NI.