Conducting a license audit in Talend Administration Center - 7.3

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Conducting a license audit in Talend Administration Center

As a Talend Administration Center administrator, you may sometimes be asked to do a license audit by your Customer Success Manager (CSM) or your Account Executive (AE). This article outlines the steps you need to take to perform such a task.

Introduction to a license audit

In terms of Talend licensing, this article concerns Named and Concurrent users, the differences between which are outlined below.

A named user is a unique specific person identified by a valid email address. Named users can work across multiple Talend Administration Center instances.

A concurrent user is a specific person identified by a valid email address. Concurrent users are per Talend Administration Center instance. Customers are licensed to only have a specific number of concurrent users active at any time, for a given repository. For example, a customer who buys five Concurrent Licenses for REPO-1 can have ten people registered, but only five active at a time.

A license audit in Talend Administration Center will allow you to:

  • Check whether you are compliant with your licence, that you have not exceeded the number of users and your current licence is satisfactory for you needs, and whether you need additions to or a licence extension.
  • Check whether you are underusing your licence, and to ensure we maximise your usage of the Talend software suite.

For all questions relating to Talend licensing, please check with your Account Executive.

How to do a license audit

To do a license audit, follow the steps below for each separate environment you have.

Procedure

  1. Log on to Talend Administration Center.
  2. In the SettingsUsers.
  3. Take a note of the names listed on that page.
  4. Next, go to Licences.
  5. Again, take a note of the licences listed on the page.
    From the Licences a simple count of the listed users will enable you to check whether you are tab, you can simply check what products you are licensed for, what type of licence(s) for what versions you have and whether or not you are taking full advantage of those products. You can also see when the licences will expire. Note that it is possible to have more than one licence, and if you do you will see this information displayed.

Results

Comparing the information contained on the Users tab against that on the Licences tab should now allow you to check that you are within your licence agreement. A simple way to do this is to list out each user you have listed, for every environment. If you have say, a licence for ten named users, then a simple count of the listed users will enable you to check whether you are compliant.