This activation process is mandatory for Qlik Sense Enterprise on Windows (QSEoW) with User Model Licenses (i.e. Professional / Analyzer / Analyzer Capacity). The Qlik Sense Analyzer Capacity license was introduced in the February 2019 release of Qlik Sense.
This activation process is also required for Multi-Cloud deployments using Qlik Sense Enterprise on Kubernetes (QSEoK) or Qlik Sense Enterprise SaaS (QSESaaS) as deployment methods.
Qlik Sense Enterprise Core Based and Token Based License will continue support activation with License + Control Number.
Note: With the standard key activation method (Serial Number / LEF + Control number), the latest version supported is Qlik Sense November 2018 for your Multi-Cloud installation. The Qlik Sense Master node needs access to the Qlik License Backend (ie https://license.qlikcloud.com) via a secure connection (using port 443) and retrieves the license information.
If the connection to the license backend begins to fail:
Two days later users are unable to consume consumption licenses. 5 days later, end-users will see "You have no access pass"error when opening the Qlik Sense Hub.