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Not For Resale Subscriptions: What you need to know

August 18, 2022
2 minute read

Red Hat offers partners access to software subscriptions for the following non-production uses:

  • Technical Evaluation
  • Internal uses such as enablement and staff training
  • External uses such as customer demonstrations and POCs
  • Interoperability testing and certification
  • Supporting and troubleshooting interoperability issues

There is a Red Hat SKU for each of our product families, self-support, and Red Hat support for Advanced and Premier Business Partners. See our product families HERE, under available products.

Software Access Requirements

  • Red Hat Partners who have signed a partner agreement are eligible to receive Not-for-Resale (NFR) software subscriptions as a partner benefit. NFR subscriptions are no-cost and available to organizations with an active partnership agreement.
  • Depending on your partner agreement type and go-to-market activities, partners will have different NFR available with different support levels.
  • A NFR can never be used in production.
  • For technology partners, NFRs are approved and activated in a few hours. For business partners it will take up to 72 hours to get the NFR approved (by Red Hat) and activated. 
  • The NFR will be available for 1 year and will have all features of a normal subscription. You can download the subscription here.
  • The NFR does not get renewed automatically. You will have to request a new NFR following the steps below.

Renewing your NFR subscriptions:

Business Partners follow the link below:

Technology Partners follow the link below:

If you have any questions feel free to connect with me below.





Danny Bower
Red Hat Business Development Manager
Danny joined Red Hat in 2019 and currently works on Red Hat's Ecosystem team, focused on helping & supporting new and existing technology partners - from onboarding to certification journeys.