The first three nodes are on us
Complete the form, and we'll send you our fully featured commercial product, free for your first three nodes.
Requires Portainer version 2.18.4 or newer. Navigate to the Upgrading Portainer section of documentation to find out more.
Business Edition includes all of the features of Community Edition, plus:
- Role Based Access Controls (RBAC)
- Authentication and Activity Audit Logging
- Enhanced Support for OAuth
- Private Registry Management
- Advanced GitOps
- Resource Management Quotas
- Automatic Backups to S3
- And more. View all Business Edition features
We recently made changes to our Free Nodes program, read more about the changes in the FAQ.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here's some of the common questions we get asked regarding our 3 Nodes Free program. If you don't find the answer you are looking for, please Contact Sales or Contact Us.
A Node is a physical or virtual device running a container runtime.
View “What’s a Node for licensing purposes?” for more information.
Yes, the first 3 Nodes of Portainer business are provided for free. The program has been designed so you can get started with Business Edition quickly and easily. Portainer will send you a license key for an initial term of 1 year from your date of sign-up. Each year, you will be required to reapply for a 3 Nodes Free license without cost for as long as you use Portainer Business with 3 Nodes or fewer.
No, each company (as defined by a web domain) can obtain and utilize a single 3 Nodes free license. However, we recognize that large organizations may have multiple teams that don’t talk to each other or are working on various projects. If you are blocked because your organization already has a free license, please “Contact Us” for more information.
The program has been designed so you can get started with Business Edition quickly and easily. If you or your company need additional Nodes, please purchase Business Edition Started or “Contact Sales” to discuss moving to Business Edition Professional or Enterprise.
Sign up for your 3 nodes free license here. Then follow the install instructions for Portainer Business here. You’ll be asked for your license key (which gets emailed to you) during the installation process.
You are legally obliged to respect the node count as outlined in our terms, and described fully in the legally binding license agreement between us. Additionally, we reserve the right to limit some or all of the product capability should the node count be exceeded.
Our Take 3 (3 nodes free) users can get support via our Community Slack Channel