Subscription Entitlement Service

Bentley’s latest applications feature the Subscription Entitlement Service, providing heightened privacy and security protection for your users. Users will sign in to activate their applications, resulting in more secure administration and quicker onboarding of new users.

See the complete Subscription Entitlement Service workflow here, or individual instructions below as needed. For any questions on the meaning of terms that are used in this material, please refer to the terminology page.

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1 Register and install

the CONNECTION Client to give new users access to your Bentley applications. If needed, the Bentley Licensing Tool is available if sign-in through the CONNECTION Client does not complete or if using a checked-in license.

2 Download your software

to get started with your Bentley application. More detailed download instructions here

3 Set license alert notifications

to better monitor your application usage.

4 Set up users and groups

to control who has access to your applications.

5 View usage reports

through our Analytics Portal.


For users without an internet connection or extended offline scenarios beyond the offline period of products, provide check-out licenses to users:

Other Resources

No matter what your organization’s role in the project delivery or operation of infrastructure, you can benefit from innovative subscription programs that will help you get the most out of your Bentley software and services. Learn more about Bentley Subscription Programs.

Are you taking advantage of the new features and capabilities within Bentley’s CONNECT Edition applications? If you are still utilizing an older application version, your organization may be at-risk of losing key capabilities and support. Review the Support Policy and upgrade to the CONNECT Edition today!

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