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quriouss
Contributor III

licensing for access to mashups (embedded in web pages)?

I'd like to embed some small visualisations in some web pages on our company intranet to show interesting things about the company's activity.  I'm trying to understand the licensing requirement and think I have it worked out (which is not a good-value use case for us).


Is it correct that each viewer of the web page needs a valid token (most probably anonymous, so login-based).  The login session in that case will be used up like a regular login token (ten one-hour chunks, reset every 28 days).


OR is it that the web page/server needs a login token to access the api, and this will be used with whoever is viewing the web page at that time? So the token 'belongs' to the web server which then authenticates with Qlik?


With 1000+ users, each of whom might visit the page for a few seconds, it seems a waste to use up the login tokens so quickly, so I wonder if anybody had any real-world experience of this?


Thanks in advance.

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Employee
Employee

Re: licensing for access to mashups (embedded in web pages)?

Yes, currently for an internal deployment you would need tokens for every user accessing the chart.

Qlik is currently working on a license model for QAP that would work for internal usage also to fit these kinds of scenarios better.

I have also been prototyping a open source solution that lets you render charts similar to the Qlik Chart in Qlik Cloud internally.

The charts will be "static", no associative experience or section access, but you won't consume any licenses.

For these use cases it would be a good fit as you probably don't want 1000 people hitting your Qlik server and hogging all the memory anyway as intranets tends to have quite spiky traffic patterns. Send me an e-mail at akl (at) qlik (dot) com if it sounds interesting and I can share a pre-release with you if it sounds interesting.

Not applicable

Re: licensing for access to mashups (embedded in web pages)?

Hi Alexander, I'm interested too on what you described, can we talk about that via email?

jim_chan
Contributor III

Re: licensing for access to mashups (embedded in web pages)?

Hi Alex,

I have created a QAP Server, now my problem is i cant perform any reload task on a QAP Server. i have tested on "Reload License Monitor" task , it was not successful, and it failed all the time when after i have clicked on the "Start" to start the task.

What would have caused this? i have already restarted my qlik sense services as well. still the same.

Rgds,

Jim

Employee
Employee

Re: licensing for access to mashups (embedded in web pages)?

Hey Jim,

Sounds like a case for Qlik Support, you should probably get in touch with them.

There are no restrictions on reload tasks in QAP

Not applicable

Re: licensing for access to mashups (embedded in web pages)?

Is there any update on this post?
Also, can a session CAL be used in this sort of implementation?

Employee
Employee

Re: licensing for access to mashups (embedded in web pages)?

There are no session cals for Sense but both Login- and User-access can be used in conjuration with the Mashup API.

For external use-cases you might also want to explore what we call QAP, which is licensed on a CPU basis instead of users and will give you access to all server functionality, the APIs and Dev Hub while the analysis client (/hub) is disabled so it's a good fit for external, custom analytical applications.

Not applicable

Re: licensing for access to mashups (embedded in web pages)?

For internal use-cases, i hope to create something like this.Valentine's Day Analytics: Think Outside the Candy Box While I am able to get the iframe/ url for each of the objects from my Dashboard, it still points to a enterprise.lcl resource and hence users who do not have a token are not able to see it.

Am I missing something regarding a token usage here?

Employee
Employee

Re: licensing for access to mashups (embedded in web pages)?

No that is the correct assumption, we license consumption of Qlik Sense. So for internal deployments we would require a token license type assigned for those accessing the dashboard. If it's infrequent use then login access passes are probably the way to go.

If we are talking very static, low-frequency and high user numbers I would reach out to your Qlik rep and discuss the possibilities in terms of licensing.

Not applicable

Re: licensing for access to mashups (embedded in web pages)?

hi,

I want to do a similar thing for my website and i am facing the same problem. Can this be done? I dont want static charts.

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