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Named User behavior from BI 4.2 SP04 based on different License

Index

  1. Introduction
  2. Definition of license types
  3. Possible license key combinations

The below link talks about Named and Concurrent users types:

https://blogs.sap.com/2013/01/30/bi-platform-licensing-basics-csbls-and-named-users/

  1. Named user can be created using Named User License (NUL) or Processor License.
  2. Concurrent user can be created using Concurrent License (CSBL) or Processor License

As per definition of Named user, it is meant for an individual user and hence credentials should not be shared across.

Problem:

But we did encounter some discrepancies wrt Named User usage.

Hence we introduced restriction on max number of logon sessions to 10 for each named user.

Concern:

Named User License was also used by organizations who were publishing content to general public. Ex, Government would want to publish a WebI document in their portals, which will be viewed by all the citizens.

In such a scenario, the restriction of 10 sessions would be a blocker and hence we need a way out.

Solution: Introduction of Public Document License type.

This license is an extension of Named User License (NUL), but having unlimited logon sessions for Named users.

Public Document License should be used only for Public systems.

Going forward, Named user can be created using one of the below license types

  • Named User License (NUL)
  • Processor License and
  • Public Document License

 

Definition of different license types:

  • Concurrent license – is restricted to number of sessions
  • Processor license – is restricted to number of processors
  • Named User license – is restricted to number of users created

Note: Number of logon session restricted to 10 for named user created using Named User License.

  • Public license – is restricted to number of users created

Note: No restriction on number of sessions for named user created using Processor or Public license (behavior identical to legacy Named user)

Behavior of different license types combination in a cluster/standalone setup is detailed out below:

Case Currently in System New License added Result
1

Named license

So its limited to 10 sessions

Named license Allowed
2

Named license

So its limited to 10 sessions

Public license Not Allowed
3

Named license

So its limited to 10 sessions

Concurrent license Allowed
4

Named license

So its limited to 10 sessions

Processor license Not Allowed
5 Concurrent license Concurrent license Allowed
6 Concurrent license Public license Allowed
7 Concurrent license Named license Allowed
8 Concurrent license Processor license Allowed
9 Public license Public license Allowed
10 Public license Named license Not Allowed
11 Public license Concurrent license Allowed
12 Public license Processor license Allowed
13 Processor license Processor license Allowed
14 Processor license Named license Not Allowed
15 Processor license Concurrent license Allowed
16 Processor license Public license Allowed
17 Combination of Concurrent license + Named license Public license Not Allowed
18 Combination of Concurrent license + Public license Named license Not Allowed
19 Combination of Concurrent license + Named license Processor license Not Allowed
20 Combination of Concurrent license + Public license Processor license Allowed
21 No license Public/Named/Concurrent/Processor Allowed

 

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  1. Sahana Durgam Udaya Post author

    Yes, there is a new license key for Public Document License and the expectation is to use it only for Public systems (also known as Public internet). Such licenses should be used in a separate deployment from other license models.

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