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Free

Personal / individual use
Up to 2 developers
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Team

Scale your team, gain org-level observability, and start building your secure supply chain.
Starts with 3 developers
$84/month*
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Enterprise

Full end-to-end software supply chain security, extended life support, and redistribution at scale.
Starts with 150 developers
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DevelopersDeveloper means each individual user or practitioner employed within the organization Includes 2 Developers Includes 3 Developers (Additional available) Includes 150 Developers (Additional available)
ArtifactsAn Artifact is a binary representing an open source component or package or module. A unique artifact is based on its unique checksum. Community binariesArtifacts built by the open source community and available to all users. For more info, see FAQ below. Includes 1000 secure binaries (Additional available)A secure binary is an artifact (package, component, module) built securely from source in a hermetic, reproducible environment, adhering to the highest SLSA standards, with provenance attestation. For more info on SLSA, see FAQ below. Includes 5000 secure binaries (Additional available)A secure binary is an artifact (package, component, module) built securely from source in a hermetic, reproducible environment, adhering to the highest SLSA standards, with provenance attestation. For more info on SLSA, see FAQ below.
Language VersionsEach tier has access to a progressively wider portion of the catalog. RecommendedGet access to the most popular versions of languages, recommended by ActiveState. ExpandedFor an additional fee, gain access to older versions of our classic installers for Perl 5.26 to 5.22, Python 3.7 and 2.7, and Tcl 8.6 AllGet access to our standard catalog of language versions. Access to end of life (EOL) patched versions, and Legacy (CE) Offline Installers are available as add-ons.
SupportGet support from our friendly community forums all the way to dedicated account management. Community Forum EmailEmail support from our technical support team. SLAGuaranteed technical support response times for critical issues.
Security ProfileObservability and insight on the secure binaries coverage of your runtime.
Vulnerability DetectionInsights into the security of the dependencies in your project.
Vulnerability (CVE) ReportsAssess the security risk of your project with at-a-glance vulnerability status and downloadable reports. OrganizationReceive CVE reports for projects across your organization. OrganizationReceive CVE reports for projects across your organization. Organization (Downloadable)Download full vulnerability report across your organization
SBOMSoftware Bill of Materials, which provides a complete list of all open source components and their license and security status in your environment
Software AttestationActiveState Platform will generate signed attestations for your application’s open source components. For more info on Software Attestation, see FAQ below.
Deploy/Install OptionsUse our powerful CLI, State Tool, to install your runtimes or utilize installers for air-gapped environments on higher tiers. State ToolOur powerful CLI, State Tool, lets you install and manage your runtimes. AllAccess to all of our deployment formats, which includes customized installers in multiple formats for use in air-gapped or containerized environments, as well as our CLI. AllAccess to all of our deployment formats, which includes customized installers in multiple formats for use in air-gapped or containerized environments, as well as our CLI.
Virtual Runtime EnvironmentsSharable virtual environments that allows users to seamlessly switch between runtime environments.
Legacy Community Edition (CE) Offline InstallerGet access to older versions including legacy installer versions of languages not built on the Platform including Perl 5.18 and earlier, Python 3.7 and earlier, and all Tcl versions. Add-OnGet access to older versions including legacy installer versions of languages not built on the Platform including Perl 5.18 and earlier, Python 3.7 and earlier, and all Tcl versions. Add-OnGet access to older versions including legacy installer versions of languages not built on the Platform including Perl 5.18 and earlier, Python 3.7 and earlier, and all Tcl versions.
Private ProjectsThe configuration details of this environment are visible only to team members.
Multi-OS ProjectsCreate projects that work on multiple operating systems.
BranchingCreate a new configuration for your project. Simplify maintenance of dev, test and production configurations.
Role-Based Access ControlManage team member access to projects.
Managed ServicesLanguage distributions that we build, manage and maintain to meet your specifications.
IndemnificationReduce risks related to open source intellectual property infringement. Add-On
Language EOL SupportSecurity fixes for languages beyond the community EOL date, including Python 2.7 and 3.7. Add-On
ActiveState Artifact Repository (AAR)Host artifacts generated by the platform in your own custom binary artifact repository accessible via pip. Add-On
3rd Party Artifact Repository IntegrationLet ActiveState populate your Artifactory instance with artifacts automatically. Add-On
Redistribution (OEM)Allow redistribution of ActiveState runtimes within your products. Add-On
Extended IndemnificationCustomize the level of indemnification coverage to your organization’s needs. Add-On

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Free

Personal / individual use
$0
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Team

Scale your team, gain org-level observability, and start building your secure supply chain.
$84/month*
Contact Us

Enterprise

Full end-to-end software supply chain security, extended life support, and redistribution at scale.
Request Quote
Contact Us
Collaboration
Public ProjectsThe configuration details of this environment are publically visible.
Private ProjectsThe configuration details of this environment are visible only to team members.
OrganizationsInvite others to collaborate on specific projects.
RolesManage team member access to projects.
ActiveState Artifact Repository (AAR)Repository of pre-built binaries that can be pip installed.
Software Supply Chain Security & Integrity
Reproducible BuildsThe same bits in always produce the same bits out. And all components can be traced back to source.
Redistributable Offline InstallersSelf-contained open source language installers.
Security ProfileGet observability and insight on the secure binaries coverage of your runtime.
SBOMComplete list of all open source components and their security status in your environment.
Support and Maintenance
Community SupportFind answers to issues, or post your questions on our Community Forum.
ChatLive chat with our technical support team. Avaiable 9-5 PST.
EmailEmail support from our technical support team.
PhonePhone support from our technical support team.
Support SLAGuaranteed technical support response times for critical issues.
Usage Limits
DevelopersDeveloper means each individual user or practitioner employed with access to the ActiveState Service. 2 3-75 150+
Cost for Additional Developers N/A $270 per developer/month By Quote
Build, Dependency & Package Management
Zero-Configuration Cloud-Based Build ToolchainBuild packages from source code for all OS’s without the need to maintain a local build environment.
Advanced Package ManagementSecure, install, delete, update and manage all your language environments with a single toolchain.
Automatic Dependency ResolutionEliminate corrupted environments and get solutions to dependency conflicts.
Language Support
Perl Recent Releases Recent Releases Extended Releases
Python 2.7 Available without support Available without support Extended Support & Maintenance
Python 3 Recent Releases Recent Releases Extended Releases
Tcl Recent Releases Recent Releases Extended Releases
Ruby Recent Releases Recent Releases Recent Releases
PHP Coming Soon Coming Soon Coming Soon
Operating System Support
Linux Recent Releases Recent Releases Extended Releases
Windows Recent Releases Recent Releases Extended Releases
Windows 64-bit Recent Releases Recent Releases Extended Releases
MacOS Partial Support Partial Support Partial Support
AIX For Custom Builds
Solaris For Custom Builds
Docker For Custom Builds
Change Management
BranchingCreate a new configuration for your project. Simplify maintenance of dev, test and production configurations.
Revision HistoryA log of all changes to a project by date and user.
RollbackRevert to a saved version of your project.
ForkingCopy an existing project into your organization, and optionally receive updates from the parent project.
MergingIntegrate changes from other branches or projects into your current project.
User Interfaces
APIGraphQL API offering programmatic access to the ActiveState Platform.
CLICommand-line interface for the ActiveState Platform.
Web UIEasy to use, web-based, graphical interface offering advanced security and user administration tasks.
Enterprise-only Options
Custom Build EngineeringOptions for outsourcing custom language engineering work.
Custom Managed DistributionsLanguage distributions that we build, manage and maintain to meet your specifications.
Extended Operating System SupportSupport for older, legacy OS versions, as well as AIX, HP-UX and Solaris.
Extended Python 2.7 Support & MaintenanceSecurity fixes for Python 2 beyond EOL.
IndemnificationReduce risks related to open source intellectual property infringement.
OEM LicensingOEM licensing for redistributing ActiveState language distributions in your applications.
SLA-based Technical SupportGuaranteed technical support response times for critical issues via chat, email and voice.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If maintenance, security, support, and/or compliance are essential to your business, our Enterprise offer is likely most appropriate. Please contact our experts to discuss your needs or let us give you a live demonstration.

If you have a team of 3 to 75 developers working in a commercial setting, Team tier is your best option.

If you are using the ActiveState Platform for personal use, then Free tier is most appropriate.

If you are part of an open source project that wants to use the Platform, please see our Open Source Early Access program.

ActiveState provides alternative pricing models to fit your business. Contact us for details on alternative pricing models.

A project on the ActiveState Platform is the configuration of a specific Perl, Python or Tcl environment, including the version of the programming language, the packages required, and all of their dependencies. As a Platform user, you can create your own custom projects that contain just the specific packages you need. All projects at the Free tier are public projects, which means other Platform users can view the configuration. Private projects are available at Team tier and above. Access to private projects is controlled by the project owner.

Learn more in our Platform documentation.

ActiveState empowers all users to include artifacts built and provided by the community in their runtimes. These Community Binaries are easily accessible to all users across all languages available on the Platform. Because the origins of the community binaries are unclear or unverifiable, ActiveState does not classify the artifact as “secure”.

Secure Binaries are built using the ActiveState build service that offers isolated, ephemeral, hermetic, and verifiably reproducible builds, are built from source down to system-level dependencies, and provide users with provenance information and attestations on how it was built and who built it.

SLSA stands for “Supply Chain Levels for Software Artifacts”. It is a security framework, a check-list of standards and controls to prevent tampering, improve integrity, and secure packages and infrastructure in your projects, businesses or enterprises. It’s how you get from safe enough to being as resilient as possible, at any link in the chain. Here’s our solutions page for a more detailed explanation on SLSA.

Software attestations enable you as a software producer to provide transparency and verification capabilities to your customers. ActiveState Platform will generate signed attestations — such as provenance and SBOMs — for your application’s open source components.

Using its secure build service, the ActiveState Platform will generate signed attestations for your application’s open source components, and verify their security and integrity upon installation using the attestation’s metadata. Here’s our solutions page for a more detailed explanation on software attestations.

Individual users can freely create, install, work with and deploy to production any of the open source language environments offered by the ActiveState Platform with a maximum of 2 developers. Our Free Tier allows you to manage your open source dependencies — with access to community binaries — to help you resolve your complex set of dependencies down to your transitive dependencies (including native libraries), and allows for easy collaboration through reproducible virtual environments.

ActiveState provides a wide range of support, maintenance and licensing options for both recent and older versions of Python and Perl, including EOL versions such as Python 2. This list is constantly changing as newer versions are released. For the latest, up-to-date information, please refer to:

In general, access to older versions is only provided with a Team or Enterprise Tier subscription, while access to EOL versions is only provided on the Enterprise Tier.

We are phasing out our legacy community edition releases of ActivePerl, ActivePython and ActiveTcl. ActiveState is replacing them with the ActiveState Platform ecosystem, which provides users with a secure open source supply chain and advanced package management capabilities.

If you still need access to our legacy releases, please contact us.

The Coder, Team, and Business Tiers were merged into one tier with a new price and set of benefits.

Any subscriptions you have will expire at the end of their renewal period. At that point in time, your account will be downgraded to the Free Tier unless you purchase a Team or Enterprise Tier subscription.

Yes we offer free plans to qualifying Open Source projects. Click here to learn more about eligibility criteria and how to apply.

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