I have very less experience in Qlikview server side. I got a doubt in how leasing a license works. Could you please share your knowledge on the same? I checked in community but didn't find an answer to that. So I would like to know, If we want to lease a license from the server, do user need to hold a license or can lease license without that as well by just marking the checkbox "Allow License Leasing" in QMC?
Could you please help me by sharing you knowledge?
Well, the idea is that every QlikView user should only be assigned a license once to use those parts of QlikView to which he/she is entitled. In the old days, you had an AccessPoint license and a Designer (or something alike) license and you needed both to develop a document and use it in the AccessPoint.
Not anymore. However, since the server manages stuff like Named CALs and Document CALs, how do you license a QV Desktop when the license is parked on the QlikView Server? Do I need to be in contact with this server all the time when using QV Desktop? And what happens when I wander off with my laptop to develop QlikView documents and the connection is interrupted? The answer is: Lease a license.
A license lease means that you get the right to use a Client license off-line in QV Desktop for a maximum period of 4 weeks. There are various peculiar things and restrictions to this mechanism:
In short, a license lease is a temporary permit to use a licensed QlikView Desktop off-line.
Note that the "Allow License lease" checkbox works for all assigned Named CALs. You cannot let specific users use a licensed QV Desktop and deny that privilege to others, other than by replacing those Named CALs for the latter by Document CALs.
And yes, in theory as soon as you mark "Allow License lease", every Named CAL user can visit the QlikView server and obtain a lease to fully license his/her copy of QV Desktop..
Thank you for the details. I shared my understanding, Please correct me if I am wrong.
My understanding from your answer, we can lease license when a license is allocated to us in server else it is not possible to lease.
Then one more query, what happens if I don't have a dedicated license in server but have access to one of the application deployed in the server and the checkbox "Allow Lease License" is marked? Will I be able to lease or not?