Here is a summary of the license options that are available for the different Qlik Sense related products. Licensing allows you to manage the usage of the Qlik Sense software in your organization.
Qlik Sense Enterprise
Qlik Sense Enterprise is the server version of Qlik Sense that you can deploy on a single node, or on multiple nodes.
There are two major license types: one that is user-based and one that is token-based.
- With a user-based license, you allocate professional access and analyzer access. The LEF determines the distribution of the two access types.
With a token-based license, you 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).
User-based licenses grant a predefined number of professional and analyzer access allocations.
You allocate professional access to an identified user who needs access to all features in a Qlik Sense installation. With a professional access, you can create, edit, and publish sheets or apps, as well as administer a Qlik Sense site.
You allocate analyzer access to an identified user to allow the user to access streams and apps in the hub. With an analyzer access, you can access sheets and apps created by others. You cannot create, edit, or publish sheets or apps, but can create and publish stories, bookmarks and snapshots based on data in apps. In addition, you can create bookmarks, print objects, stories, and sheets, and export data from an object to Excel.
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.
Licensing in Qlik Sense is based on tokens. You use tokens to allocate access passes to users so that they can access Qlik Sense. The License Enabler File (LEF) determines the number of tokens that you can allocate to different access types. A user without an access pass cannot access apps. There are two types of access passes:
User access pass - assigned to unique and identified users allowing them unlimited access to apps, streams, and other resources.
Login access pass - allocates a block of passes to a group for infrequent or anonymous access. Allows full access for a limited period.
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.
For more information on access passes and the token consumption model, see Managing licenses.
License Enabler File
The License Enabler File (LEF) defines the terms of your license and the access types that you can allocate to users. There are two license types: one that is user-based and one that is token-based.
User-based licenses grant a predefined number of professional and analyzer access allocations. The distribution of the access types is determined by the LEF.
Every Qlik Sense site needs a site license. The License Enabler File (LEF) defines the number of tokens available on your site, which you can manage from the central node. You activate the license on the site license properties page in the QMC, where you enter owner information, serial number, and control number.
Licenses for different deployments
In most cases a single Qlik Sense license is sufficient for both a single-node and a multi-node deployment. However, in a deployment that includes, for example, a development site and a production site, two licenses are needed. Likewise, if you have several production sites that are geographically distributed, you will need one license per site.
Qlik Sense Desktop
Qlik Sense Desktopis a free version of Qlik Sense that you can download on your computer, see www.qlik.com. You have to register for a Qlik account to be able to download Qlik Sense Desktop. On the same page, you also need to accept the Qlik Sense Desktop license agreement. In addition, when you install the software, you need to accept the software license agreement.
Qlik DataMarket offers a collection of up-to-date data from external sources accessible directly from within Qlik Sense. The available data includes current and historical weather and demographic data, currency exchange rates, as well as business, economic, and societal data.
Qlik DataMarket has two license options, one free and one licensed. The free option gives you access to a limited data set. The licensed option gives you access to premium data packages. You activate the license in the same way as for Qlik Sense Enterprise. On the Qlik DataMarket page, under License and tokens, you enter owner information, serial number, and control number.
You can install and configure Qlik NPrinting to connect to QlikView documents or Qlik Sense apps. The licensing requirements and procedures are different depending on if you connect Qlik NPrinting to QlikView or Qlik Sense.
Qlik NPrinting versions 126.96.36.199 and later are licensed by a LEF. If you are using an earlier version of Qlik NPrinting, we suggest that you upgrade to Qlik NPrinting versions 188.8.131.52 or later.
For details regarding licensing Qlik NPrinting with QlikView, QlikView Desktop, and Qlik Sense, see
Qlik Sense Cloud
To create and share apps with others using Qlik Sense Cloud, you need to create a Qlik account and log in. No license is required. With a Qlik account, you can also download Qlik Sense Desktop.