Very much a newbie question.

We have a client that would like us to embed our product in a Sitecore website. They have the licence including a number of NonProd instances.

  1. Can I use a non-prod licence in an Azure paas instance for staging?
  2. If I setup a local instance for development does that use up one of the NonProd licences?
  3. As I am not a certified developer is it possible for my client to obtain the "Packages for XP Single" to setup a local environment using SIF?

Thanks Fran

  • In regards to number three: without a license file you will not be able to run Sitecore. You must get a license through a partner agreement.
    – Kieranties
    Commented Mar 7, 2018 at 9:09
  • @Kieranties is it possible to use our clients licence for a local environment? Or does that use up one of their non-prod instances?
    – Fran Hoey
    Commented Mar 7, 2018 at 9:31
  • You'll have to check with your client/legal team. As a Sitecore developer you should be working for a Sitecore partner who can provide you a developer license.
    – Kieranties
    Commented Mar 7, 2018 at 9:46

1 Answer 1


Fran towards your questions:

  1. You can use a NonProd Sitecore licence in Azure Paas instance.
  2. Your local development environment and all development servers containg Sitecore (for tests purposes or others) that are internal - can use the NonProd license.
  3. As answered by Kieranties - Sitecore cant't run without a licence file. You can use NonProd Client's one or if you have a partner licence.

I hope these will help you.

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