When purchased, our Qlik products are delivered with a 16-digit license key. How that key is applied may differ depending on your requirements or the version of the product.
We’re here to tell you a little about that.
Generally, you’ll have two activation options:
The Signed License key (SLK), available for Qlik Sense, and ABDI.
And a combination of the 16-digit key, a control number, and the License Enabler File (LEF)
Note: These license activation methods cannot be mixed. A license activated with an SLK cannot also be activated using the key + control number method.
Customers who have been using Qlik the longest are likely familiar with the LEF method already, while the SLK may not be as widely known yet, which is why we frequently get questions around it.
In this blog post, we will cover the differences between the two activation methods, as well as what benefits the Signed License key brings to the table. Details on how to activate them will follow in the second post to this short series.
What is a Signed License Key (SLK)?
The SLK is an encrypted JSON web token used to activate Qlik Sense Enterprise or ABDI. It contains product information, available access types for users, and any applicable product add-ons or limitations.
An SLK is currently optional for Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows and should not be used with license tokens.
You cannot change from an SLK activated system to a LEF activated system.
The SLK requires online connectivity to our licensing server for both activation and continued operation.
For information on how to apply an SLK, see How to Apply a Signed License Key
The SLK is mandatory for:
The use of Qlik Sense Analyzer Capacity licenses
Any deployments using Qlik Sense Enterprise on Kubernetes or Qlik Sense Enterprise on Cloud Services, as well as Multi-Cloud (a combination of Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows and Cloud offerings)
Unified Licenses, which combine Qlik Sense and QlikView
See Qlik product licenses for more information.
What is a License Enabler File (LEF)?
Every license has a LEF. Each 16-digit license number that you get can be translated into a LEF, regardless of the method used to activate the license. The LEF itself contains all the instructions for the Qlik Product, such as license level, numbers of users, access types available for assignment, as well as all the limitations or add-on.
When applying your license using the license number and control number, the LEF will be downloaded to the product during activation. It will be updated with each refresh request.
The first line of the LEF is always your 16-digit license number and it ends with a checksum so that an unauthorized alteration of the content is impossible.
It requires a control number for activation
You can change from a LEF activated system to an SLK activated system (but not the other way around). Always use LEF activation if your license has tokens.
The LEF can be activated offline and used offline, see How to license a QlikView or Qlik Sense server without Internet access for details.
The LEF activation method is currently required for:
And token-based licenses
See Qlik product licenses for more information.
How do I get an SLK?
Your signed license key will be sent to you in the license delivery email.
If you did not receive your SLK via email, please contact Customer Support. Please make sure to provide the corresponding 16-digit license key and the Support team will be able to get the SLK for you.
There is no way to get the SLK from the Support Portal at this time.
Benefits of using an SLK
Using the Signed License Key makes more product and deployment options available to you.
Examples of these are:
Multi-site deployments, such as connecting a Qlik Sense Enterprise site with a QlikView Server deployment using Qlik Sense Enterprise license options. This is enabled by accepting a Dual-Use offer for each QlikView deployment that should be enabled for a Unified License scenario.
Multi-geo deployments, such as having Qlik Sense Enterprise sites in different locations using the same list of users.
Qlik Sense Enterprise for Kubernetes and Qlik Cloud Services. Either stand-alone or in a multi-cloud setup.
Consumption-based licenses, such as Qlik Sense Enterprise Analyzer Capacity. This additional user license is possible to use in a single or multi-cloud scenario.
All the above is enabled by the use of the Signed License Key. This is made possible by the local deployment syncing all entitlement data (assigned users access, etc.) with all available deployments sharing the same SLK. The synchronization is done using the Qlik Licensing Services and our license backend hosted in Qlik Cloud.
If you are curious about more information around the Qlik Licensing Service, see the Qlik Licensing Service Reference Guide.
How do I get a LEF?
You can get the LEF and control number from the Support Portal by following the steps outlined in How to request a control number and LEF.
And this is it for an overview of our available license types and activation methods. We’ll follow this up with part two soon, detailing the move from a LEF activated license to an SLK. Until then, give this post a like if you found it helpful! And please let us know if you have any questions or feedback in the comments.
Did you know the QCC, Qlik Continuous Classroom, offers self-service learning, 24/7? Choose what, how, and when you want to learn with material for all skill levels. The QCC offers webinars, instructor-led trainings, online courses, and certifications.
Want to grow your knowledge but don’t know where to start? Select the Content Library in the QCC for suggested topics like Free Courses, Business Analyst, Data Literacy Courses, and more. The Course Calendar is a great place to find global, course, group, and user events.
Anatomy of a Learning Module
Learning is organized into 'modules' which may be completed within a single sitting, allowing you to choose the best time to focus your attention on a particular topic. Each module has seven components:
A mix of slides and demonstrations where you should follow along using example files
Download the files which will be used for the video demonstrations and exercises
Instructions are provided so that you can use example files to complete the exercise
Important notes from the video presentation
Complete a 5-question quiz
Shows which version the module was built on and provides links to previous versions
Your link to forums and office hours (available with subscription)
Are you a Qlik expert and want to go beyond the QCC courses? You can earn a qualification!
After learning from the many courses in the Continuous Classroom or taking an associated instructor-led training course, consider earning a Qlik Sense Qualification (certificate and digital badge) to prove your fundamental skills and knowledge of Qlik Sense.
These Qualifications are earned after building a Qilk Sense application and completing an exam which tests your fundamental and applied knowledge. This is available with a paid subscription, instructor-led training course purchase, or as a member of the Academic Program.
What's the difference between a Qualification Exam and a Qlik Certification?
Qualification Exams are fundamental-level exams taken within the Qlik Continuous Classroom. Qualification Exams are offered for Qlik Sense Business Analysts and Data Architects only. They are included in a paid subscription to the Qlik Continuous Classroom, or by attending one of our associated instructor-led training classes. The content in these aforementioned resources is sufficient to pass the Qualification Exams.
Qlik Certification Exams are designed for experienced Qlik experts. The QlikView and Qlik Sense Certification Exams are expert-level exams for Business Analysts, Data Architects, and System Administrators. These exams cost $250 USD each and are delivered by Pearson VUE. Training, plus hands-on experience in several production environments is needed to pass the Qlik Certification Exams. Qlik Certification Exams are a requirement of the Qlik Partner Program for most partner types.
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The Support Portal –
What is the Support Portal? The Support Portal is a resource that links users to all their support needs from knowledge articles to creating a case with the Support team.
What does the Support Portal have to offer?
All users have access to view public knowledge articles, quick links to the help site, community, training, and more.
Users enabled with Support Portal access will be able to login to the Support Portal and can access all that is mentioned above. Those users can also view licenses, see individual cases, and all cases linked to the company account.
Who can access the Support Portal? Any user can go to support.qlik.com to view public knowledge articles or submit a case as a guest, but only those with Qlik Accounts enabled with Support Portal access can login to the Support Portal to gain account and case information as well as manage cases online.
The Partner Portal
What is the Partner Portal? The Partner Portal is the gateway into Qlik for partners. It has all the information a partner needs to be successful in their partnership with us.
What does the Partner Portal have to offer? The Partner Portal has a few different access levels. Users can view leads, access marketing materials, access training and more. All users with a Qlik Account that are linked to a company with Partner Status will automatically be enabled with Partner Portal access. Other aspects of the Partner Portal that vary based on access level include:
Partner Green Line – a smooth enablement / Learning tool for partners
Commerce – a Sales tool to manage Leads, Opportunities, and Quotes
QED – Qlik Education
QPMS – Qlik Partner Marketing Services
MDF Tool – Marketing Development Fund
How to access the Qlik Support Portal - https://support.qlik.com/articles/000050443
How to create a case - https://support.qlik.com/articles/000043153
How to access the Partner Green Line: https://support.qlik.com/articles/000048387
How to access the Qlik Partner portal: https://support.qlik.com/articles/000070418
How to Request Access to Qlik Market (for Partners) - https://support.qlik.com/articles/000029396
How to Access and Update your Profile Page in the Partner Portal - https://support.qlik.com/articles/000029396
If you need assistance with Support Portal or Partner Portal access, please contact Customer Support via live chat or by creating a case in the Support Portal.
Things are always changing in the digital world. Join the last Qlik Insider webinar of the year on November 20th to stay up to speed. - https://go.qlik.com/QlikInsider?sourceID1=CKM - Don't get left behind! Sign up with the link today.
Please like this post if you found it helpful and let us know if you have any questions in the comments below. Thanks for reading!
Hello All Qlik Sense Users,
If you are using Core Based licenses, we have been alerted that a high number of end users are encountering the following error:
"You cannot access Qlik Sense because you have no access pass"
At this time, the issue is under investigation with our Internal Licensing team and updates will be provided as soon as we understand the cause.
For additional updates, we ask that you refer to the following article Core Base License error "You cannot access Qlik Sense because you have no access pass"
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After registering for a Qlik Account on Qlik.com, no activation email arrives to activate the Qlik Account.
No password reset email arrives when attempting to reset the password.
Don't worry you'll be logged in soon! Follow the troubleshooting steps below to find out what you can do.
Check your Spam/Junk folder. Sometimes the email gets sent there.
Contact your internal IT to find out if Qlik emails were blacklisted by your mail server firewall and ensure that "qlik.com" and "sendgrid.net" (This is the third party app Qlik Account is using to send activation and password reset email) are added to your safe senders list
To trigger a new Activation/Password Reset email: go here (https://qlikid.qlik.com/resetpwd) and enter your Qlik ID or email address and select "Find My Username/Password"
If the Activation or Password Reset email still does not arrive to your email inbox, Contact Customer Support via the Support portal. When contacting Support, please provide your username and/or email.
No activation or Password Reset emails arrives https://support.qlik.com/articles/000015561
How to reset password - https://support.qlik.com/articles/000002830
How to register for a Qlik Account - https://support.qlik.com/articles/000002823
From now until December 31st Qlik is offering 25% off new, 12-month, Individual and Corporate subscriptions to Qlik Continuous Classroom, Qlik’s on-demand learning platform.
Hello Qlik Sense users,
We are pleased to announce that our latest offering, Qlik Sense September 2019, is available on our download site. This is an exciting release for Qlik that continues to set us apart! September 2019 offers a wide range of new capabilities such as:
The Launch of Qlik Sense Business - our new SaaS product, designed to empower groups and teams to operationalize analytics and make data driven decisions
Natural Language Analytics - full NLP (natural language processing) capabilities in the Qlik Cognitive Engine, supporting natural language search in Insight Advisor and other areas of Qlik Sense
Our newest product Qlik Data Catalyst for QVDs – a streamlined offering of Qlik Data Catalyst that is specifically focused on making QVD files easier to discover, understand and consume.
In addition , we've also made a number of improvements around advanced authoring, visualizations and mobile support, to name a few. To learn more about what this release has to offer, please be sure to visit our Qlik Product Innovation Blog. For additional details, including product defect fixes, please review the release notes here.
As always when upgrading any software, make sure that you backup your system and applications before doing any installation and follow upgrading best practices. Thank you for choosing Qlik software.Kind regards,
Global Support Team
Hello Qlik users,
An issue has been found where BEx extraction stops working after upgrading to SAP BW 7.50 SP14. Specifically, the following error occurs at reload of BEx connector script:
‘RfcAbapRuntimeException: Access using a 'ZERO' object reference is not possible’.
In addition, the following error could also occur when opening a BEx query in the select dialog:
‘RfcAbapRuntimeException: Invalid subfield access: Offset negative‘.
To correct this issue, R&D has provided a patch that is available in the form of a transport file that will need to be imported into the SAP BW system. The patch will be included in a future release of the Qlik SAP Connectors package. Until then, If you encounter this issue, please contact support at support.qlik.com and reference the ID SAP-1985.
For further details on this issue, please refer to the article found here SAP BEx Connector: BEx extraction stops working after upgrade to SAP BW 7.50 SP14.
Qlik products enable users to see the full picture of their data. Qlik trainings, certifications, and other online courses give users the knowledge they need to fully understand and utilize their data. This post will shed light on some of the great free and paid training options Qlik has to offer.
Let’s start with the QCC! The Qlik Continuous Classroom, or QCC, is a self-service online learning platform. Users can take courses based on job type – Business User, Business Analyst, Data Architect, System Administrator. Or search for courses in the top right corner. This is a great resource to help you get started or expand your knowledge. Follow this link to find out more - https://qcc.qlik.com/
Interested in Instructor Led Training? Find out more here - https://qcc.qlik.com/course/index.php?categoryid=44
Interested in free Data literacy training? Find out more here - https://qcc.qlik.com/course/view.php?id=811
For an overview of all our Qlik training - https://www.qlik.com/us/services/training
Find out more about certifications - https://www.qlik.com/us/services/training/certifications-and-qualifications
What about Partners? The Qlik Education and Development, or QED, is a resource to help new and existing Partners. The QED can be accessed within the Partner Portal by following the steps in this article - https://support.qlik.com/articles/000065093
Training & Certifications: Find the contact for your region here https://www.qlik.com/us/services/training/training-contacts
For QCC, QED, Training, and Certification support, please start by reaching out to the appropriate contact. If further assistance is needed, please contact Customer Support via the Support Portal.
Thanks for reading! Don’t forget to like/comment if you found this post helpful.
How to Contact Training & Certification Team - https://support.qlik.com/articles/000053266
How to Access the Free Certification Practice Questions - https://support.qlik.com/articles/000006808
How to Download Certificates and Logos from Qlik CertTracker - https://support.qlik.com/articles/000030969
Join our Customer Success team for theWelcome to Qlik Webinartomorrow TuesdaySeptember 24th, 2019.The Webinar is now posted on Community and open for registrations:
Another great resource for new users:https://help.qlik.com/onboarding