Licensing Configuration

Licensing Configuration

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 quick instructions below. For any questions on the meaning of terms that are used in this material, please refer to the terminology page. Note: If you have received a fulfillment document, it is because you are listed as the fulfillment contact on the order that generated your licensing. However, not all fulfillment contacts are set up as administrators. If you are not set up as an administrator or co-administrator, you will have to defer to someone with at least a co-administrator role.

Get Started

Please choose if you are a SELECT subscriber or not a SELECT subscriber below for specific information on getting started.

SELECT Subscribers - Getting Started

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Signing into CONNECTION Client to gives users access to your Bentley applications, but the users must be affiliated with your account in order to access your accounts licenses.

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Users must have the software download role assigned to be able to download on their own. Installing an SES enabled application will also install CONNECTION Client.

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Sign into CONNECTION Client

To gain access to licensing, users must sign in to CONNECTION Client. This action will download a “policy” from Bentley, which specifies that products.

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

Optional but Recommended for SELECT Subscribers

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Set license alert notifications

All users have unrestricted access to licensing. Set up license alerts to monitor application usage and alert users that they may incur term license usage.

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Set up users and groups

All users have access to all application licenses listed in their Entitlement Country. You can define groups to restrict application access or report usage.

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View Usage Reports

Usage reports allow you to see how Bentley applications are used across your organization. You can view your reports through our analytics portal.

Not a SELECT Subscriber? No Problem

Non-SELECT Subscribers - Getting Started

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Signing into CONNECTION Client to gives users access to your Bentley applications, but the users must be affiliated with your account in order to access your accounts licenses.

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Users must have the software download role assigned to be able to download on their own. Installing an SES enabled application will also install CONNECTION Client.

See your fulfillment document for a direct link to your non-SELECT application.

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Sign into CONNECTION Client

To gain access to licensing, users must sign in to CONNECTION Client. This action will download a “policy” from Bentley, which specifies that products.

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

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Machine Registration Requirement

In the absence of a SELECT subscription, a perpetual license only includes a product use entitlement for a single user on a single machine.

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!

Need additional resources? Visit Bentley Communities  or  request technical assistance.

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