Dynamic Licensing with QlikView: Should I Use It?

To Use or Not To Use QlikView Dynamic Licensing? A customer recently asked us about using Dynamic Licensing after hearing conflicting suggestions. Here’s the deal… 

A customer recently asked us about using Dynamic Licensing after hearing conflicting suggestions. Here’s the deal… 

When you enable the “Allow dynamic CAL assignment” option, QlikView will automatically assign a document CAL to any user who goes to AccessPoint and opens up an app. 

This is great on one hand because you wouldn’t have to manually assign that user a license. However, once a CAL is assigned to a user, it will stay that way until it is manually unassigned. Also, it cannot be unassigned from one user and reassigned to another user for 24 hours since it’s last use (24 hour quarantine period). So, you can not have users come and go and share licenses. 

So, while this may be helpful for some companies and situations, I usually tend to guide my customers to manually assign licenses to users so as to absolutely know for sure that the right people have the right access at the right time. 

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