Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the advantages of user-based licensing?
- How do I calculate how many Success Kit licenses are needed?
- Which tools are compatible with user-based licensing?
- What happens for customers that can’t migrate to the latest tools releases?
- How many licenses are needed for my CI farm?
- Can legacy licenses co-exist with user-based licenses?
- Can tools be used off-premise?
- Will seat administration overheads increase for user-based licenses?
- Can tools be used in the cloud?
1. What are the advantages of user-based-licensing?
There are many advantages, including:
- Simplified requirements capture
- Straightforward business model
- Improved performance for build and test
- Increased flexibility
- The ability to exploit infrastructure and cloud deployments to the full
- Streamlined tools deployment.
User-based licensing is designed to improve efficiency and effectiveness by giving users to the right tools at the right time.
2. How do I calculate how many Success Kit licenses are needed?
It’s just the number of users you have. If you currently use our tools with floating licenses, we can provide a Python script that can analyse the diagnostic log created by your license server. This gives a comprehensive summary of your usage.
3. Which tools are compatible with user-based licensing?
User-based licensing needs new licensing technology to be integrated into our tools. Note that the following tools are not compatible with user-based licensing:
- Any release of any tool made before April 2022
- The existing compiler functional safety branches AC5.04, AC5.06, AC6.6
- MDK, PK51, DK251, PK166, ARTX-16
4. What happens for customers that can’t migrate to the latest tools releases?
Perpetual archival licenses are available for tools that can’t be used with user-based licensing.
5. How many licenses are needed for my CI farm?
Just the number of users you have. For example, if your CI process executes under a single Jenkins user account, then you need just one license.
6. Can legacy licenses co-exist with user-based licenses?
Existing floating licenses are not compatible with user-based licenses, and must be deployed on a different license server.
7. Can tools be used off-premise?
Yes, tools can be used completely off-network and out of communication with the license server for up to 30 days. We also offer a cloud-hosted license server, so you don’thave to be connected to your own network.
8. Will seat administration overheads increase for user-based licenses?
No, just the opposite. We’ve worked hard to reduce administration overhead for user-based licensing. If you’re using our cloud-hosted license server you are not required to start, provision, and maintain your own on-premise license server.
9. Can tools be used in the cloud?
Yes. Cloud-hosted development is a major use case and was built into user-based licensing from the start.