Managing licenses

Licenses

The License Enabler File (LEF) defines the terms of your license and the access types that you can allocate to users. There are two major license types: one that is user-based and one that is token-based.

  • User-based license: you can allocate professional access and analyzer access. The LEF determines the distribution of the two access types.
  • Token-based license: you can allocate user access and login access. The LEF determines the number of tokens that you can allocate to the two access types.

In addition to these two types there is the analyzer capacity license that is similar to analyzer access regarding available features, but where consumption is time based (analyzer time).

An access type allows users to access streams and apps within a Qlik Sense site.

Hinweis: If you want to set up Qlik Cloud Services or Qlik Sense Enterprise for elastic deployments, please contact your Qlik representative or Qlik Support to obtain a valid license for the setup.

User-based licenses

User-based licenses grant a predefined number of professional and analyzer access allocations. The distribution of the access types is determined by the LEF.

Hinweis: The license check for user-based licenses (professional and analyzer) occurs when you access the hub. If you access the hub without a license and subsequently are assigned professional or analyzer access, the license check has already occurred, and you will get a "no access pass" error, stopping you from interacting with apps. Log out and log in again for the license to be recognized.

Professional access

You allocate professional access to an identified user to allow the user to access streams and apps within a Qlik Sense site. The professional access is intended for users who need access to all features in a Qlik Sense installation. A user with professional access can create, edit, and publish sheets or apps, and make full use of the available features, including administration of a Qlik Sense site. There is a direct relationship between the access type (professional access) and the user. If you deallocate professional access from a user, the access type is put in quarantine, if it has been used within the last seven days. If it has not been used within the last seven days, the professional access is released immediately. You can reinstate quarantined professional access, to the same user, within seven days.

Summary professional access:

  • Assigned to an identified user.

  • Daily access to analyze or create content.

  • Unlimited access to streams, apps, and other resources.

  • Maximum number of parallel sessions is five.

Analyzer access

You allocate analyzer access to an identified user to allow the user to access streams and apps in the hub. The analyzer access is intended for users who consume sheets and apps created by others. A user with analyzer access cannot create, edit, or publish sheets or apps, but can create and publish stories, bookmarks and snapshots based on data in apps. The user can also generate on-demand apps, create bookmarks, print objects, stories, and sheets, and export data from an object to Excel. There is a direct relationship between the access type (analyzer access) and the user. If you deallocate analyzer access from a user, the access type is put in quarantine, given that it has been used within the last seven days. If it has not been used within the last seven days, the analyzer access is released immediately. You can reinstate quarantined analyzer access, to the same user, within seven days.

Summary analyzer access:

  • Assigned to an identified user.

  • Daily access to analyze (but not create, edit, or publish), sheets and apps in the hub.

  • Generate on-demand apps.
  • Can create and publish stories, bookmarks and snapshots based on data in apps.

  • Can print objects, stories, and sheets.
  • Can export data from an object to Excel.
  • Maximum number of parallel sessions is five.

Analyzer capacity license

Analyzer capacity is a consumption-based license type that is similar to analyzer access regarding available features. Analyzer capacity is available to any users, including anonymous users, and they share the monthly analyzer time allotment, which is consumed in units of six minutes.

Summary analyzer capacity access

  • The same features available as with analyzer access.

  • Assigned to a group of users, including anonymous users.

  • Monthly subscription to a defined amount of minutes.

  • Consumption in 6 minute blocks. No consumption during idleness.

  • Overage can be added to subscription.

Token-based licenses

When you allocate tokens, the number of available tokens is reduced. Each access type costs a certain number of tokens, and if the token balance is zero or insufficient, you cannot allocate more to the access types. You can free up tokens and choose to use the tokens differently. The number of tokens for the Qlik Sense site can be increased or decreased by activating a new license.

User access

You allocate user access to an identified user to allow the user to access the streams and the apps within a Qlik Sense site. There is a direct relationship between the access type (user access) and the user. If you deallocate user access from a user, the access type is put in quarantine if it has been used within the last seven days. If it has not been used within the last seven days, the user access is removed and the tokens are released immediately. You can reinstate quarantined user access, to the same user, within seven days. Then the user is given access again without using more tokens.

Summary user access pass:

  • Assigned to an identified user.

  • Daily access to analyze or create content.

  • Unlimited access to streams, apps, and other resources.

  • The maximum number of parallel sessions is five.

  • 1 token = 1 user access pass.

Login access

One token equals a predefined amount of login access passes. The login access allows a user to access streams and apps for a predefined amount of time. This means that a single user may use several login access passes within a day. You create security rules specifying which users the login access is available for.

When you delete a login access (group), tokens are released immediately if the login access contains enough unused login access passes. The number of tokens that are released is dependent on the number of used login access passes. Used login access passes are not released until 28 days after last use. For example: If you allocated tokens giving 1000 login access passes to a group, they cannot use more than 1000 login access passes over 28 days. Also, if 100 login access passes are consumed on day 1, the 100 are available again on day 29. If no access passes are in use then all tokens assigned to the login access instance will be released when it is deleted.

Hinweis: App reloads will extend the session and consume access passes also when the app is not actively used. If a browser page is open with an app, app reloads will result in additional access pass consumption.

Summary login access pass:

  • Intended for infrequent users.

  • Usage of Qlik Sense can be customized and limited.

  • Time limit of 60 consecutive minutes per pass.

    When a session is closed after 20 min, and analysis is resumed after 4 hours, a new login access pass is used.

  • Passes are released every 28 days.

  • 1 token = 10 login access passes.

For more information, see Analyzer capacity license