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How does concurrent licensing work?
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Does it works this way:
We can create Unlimited Number of Users regardless of the roles they have (admin/writer/consumer/dashboard user).

It depends only on the concurrent users logged in to Yellowfin at the same time.


Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:34 AM


Concurrent licencing just allows how many users can be logged in to Yellowfin at one time, using the SAME user role.
E.g. 3 writers can be logged in at one time.

When we create the licence, we allocate the number of Readers/Writers that will be allowed to use Yellowfin.
You can have as many Readers/Writers you want, as long as your licence permits this.

There are 3 Concurrency modes for a licence:
DISABLED - No concurrency is applied.
ALL - Concurrency affects all users
READERS ONLY - Concurrency affects only users flagged as a 'reader'.
This will not effect writers or admin users.
NAMED - Concurrency affects all users, but users flagged as a 'named', are not counted towards the number of concurrent users (they can always log in).

Technically there are only 2 types of users in Yellowfin.
Readers & Writers. An admin user is just a writer account with more permissions.

More information on licencing can be found here : understanding the licence details page


Wed Sep 3, 2014 1:21 PM