Distribution policies - introduction

In Qlik Sense Enterprise for Windows, you have different options for deploying to cloud. You can choose to deploy to Qlik Sense Enterprise (QSE) for elastic deployments, Qlik Cloud Services (QCS), or both. With QSE for elastic deployments, you deploy to your private cloud, and with QCS you deploy to a cloud hosted by Qlik.

Regardless of which deployment you choose, you will want to distribute apps from Qlik Sense Enterprise to your cloud deployment for consumption by users with multi-cloud access. To be able to distribute apps to multi-cloud, you define distribution policies. With distribution policies, you determine which published apps that are distributed, and to which deployment, QSE for elastic deployments or QCS. Distribution policies are required for distributing apps to cloud. If a published app is not covered by a distribution policy it will not be distributed.

Distribution policies are initially evaluated on Qlik Sense Enterprise when apps are published. The result is a list of deployments on QCS or QSE for elastic deployments that will receive a copy of the published app. The distribution policies are re-evaluated when previously published apps are changed, moved, or deleted.

Creating distribution policies

The following is a high-level description of the steps involved when creating distribution policies:

  1. Set the resource filter to determine what resource the rule applies to (App_*).

  2. Select the actions that the rule grants (Distribute).

  3. In the rule editor, define conditions for the rule.

    App custom properties and stream names from publish actions offer useful values to test in the rule conditions you define.

  4. Validate the rule.

  5. Apply the rule.

To learn about how you publish apps from the hub to collections, see Publishing to collections.