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The first five nodes are on us

Complete the form and we'll send you our fully featured commercial product, free for your first five nodes.

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

It's as simple as 1, 2, 3

STEP ONE Sign up for our Take 5 free program and receive your license key for Business Edition.
STEP TWO Install Business Edition following the instructions in our Install guide and enter your key.

Then, when you're ready to add Commercial Support, or you need more than 5 Nodes, check out our Pricing.

Take 5 Program

Frequently Asked Questions

Here's some of the common questions we get asked regarding our Take 5 program. If you don't find the answer you are looking for, please Contact Sales or Contact Us.

What's a Node?

A Node is a physical or virtual device running a container runtime. 

View “What’s a Node for licensing purposes?” for more information.

Are the 5 nodes really free? Yes, the first 5 nodes of Portainer business are provided free. The program has been designed so that you can get started with Business Edition easily. We will send you a license key for an initial term of 3 years from your date of sign up. It will automatically and perpetually be renewed without cost for as long as you are using Portainer Business. 
Can my organization get multiple 5 node free licenses?

No, each company (as defined by a web domain) can only get one license, however we recognize large organizations may have multiple IT teams that don’t talk to each other, so if you find you are blocked because your organization already has a free license please “Contact Us” for more information.

How do I add additional nodes on top of my 5 free? Once you are up and running with your 5-node free license you can 'stack' additional licenses on top.
How do I get started?

Sign up for your 5 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.

Can I use my 5 Nodes Free license in an Edge deployment? Yes, the 5 node free license will work in both data center and edge environments.
Can I move my license to another Portainer instance? Yes as long as you don't exceed your node count.
What happens if I exceed my node count?

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. 

Are the Take 5 Nodes supported?

Our Take 5 (5 nodes free) users can get support via our Community Slack Channel