Restriction of (Named) User CALs in QlikView Server
Please note: this article refers to QlikView setups using the old, CAL-based, licensing model (perpetual license and LEF file). For info about the new model (Signed license key and subscription) refer to this help site document. Also please note that there is no quarantine with the new model.
This article gives an overview about the restrictions of (Named) User CAL. A Named User CAL is assigned to a unique and identified user. A user who is assigned to a Named User CAL has access to any QlikView application as authorized by the organization’s security policies in QlikView. A Named User CAL may be unassigned and reassigned to another user pursuant to the software licensing agreement, in which case there is a 7-day quarantine period before the Named User CAL can be reused and transferred to another user. There is no time limit for how long a user assigned a Named User CAL can access a QlikView document. To use a Named User CAL, the client user must be identified via an authenticated user name or by machine id (QlikView does not authenticate users and it works in conjunction with either the O/S via Windows Active Directory or a 3rd Party authenticating agent via a ticket exchange between the web server and QlikView Server such as Kerberos, Site Minder, or others). Please note that an IP address is not a valid form of identification for a Named User CAL.
Identification: To use a Named User CAL or a Document CAL, the client user must be identified via an authenticated user name (Windows Active Directory or through a ticket exchange between the web server and QlikView Server). An IP address is not a valid form of identification for a Named User CAL. The two methods of identification cannot be mixed on the same instance of QlikView Server. Note that the user name identification requires Windows authentication on AJAX clients, since machine name identification cannot be used for these clients.
Any CAL used by an identified user may not be transferred to another user, unless the transfer is due to a change in the employment status or work duties of the prior user, in which case there is a 7-day quarantine before the CAL be transferred to another user.