Understanding license types

Licenses for authentication and privilege elevation (also referred to as access control and privilege management) are purchased and installed separately from licenses for auditing. You can use the licensing service to install and manage all types of licenses.

Licenses for access control and privilege management are issued based on how a computer is used. For example, a computer can be licensed as a UNIX or Windows workstation or as a standard UNIX or Windows server, or as an application server. The following types of licenses are available:

  • Workstation Licenses (UNIX or Windows) permit a specific number of UNIX or Windows workstations to be available to Active Directory users. Workstation licenses are intended for computers that are used interactively by one or two concurrent users but that do not host applications accessed by multiple users. There are separate UNIX workstation and Windows workstation licenses.
  • Server Licenses (UNIX or Windows) permit a specific number of servers to be available to Active Directory users accessing server-based applications. Server licenses are for computers that are accessed by multiple concurrent users and typically host a specific type of application. There are separate UNIX server and Windows server licenses.

Licenses for audit and monitoring service are issued for each computer that will be connected to an audit and monitoring service collector. Auditing licenses are issued separately for UNIX and Windows computers.