Practitioner Licenses are pre-paid, named-user licenses that allow organization administrators to assign specific users access to the eligible Bentley CONNECT Edition products. With Practitioner Licenses, assigned users have unlimited access to the product for the duration of the license.
Important Note: Once the purchase process is complete, the organization administrator must assign the Practitioner License to the end user via Entitlement Management before the license can be utilized. If a Practitioner License remains unassigned and the end-user is already licensed by SELECT covered products, all license usage will continue to be logged as “pooled” and will contribute to peak usage values. If an end-user purchased a Practitioner License without having any existing SELECT-covered products, the application will not activate until the Practitioner License is assigned to the user in Entitlement Management.
How do I assign a Practitioner License?
To assign a Practitioner License, administrators must ensure the desired users are Connected Users. To learn more about getting users Connected, please see Connected User Setup. Practitioner entitlements purchased through the Azure Marketplace can be assigned to a Connected User from any organization or even without an organization.
Once users are Connected, the administrator can begin assigning the licenses by following these steps:
What happens if a Practitioner License purchased through the Azure Marketplace is left unassigned?
Practitioner Licenses that are not assigned will not be used in any entitlement requests by the users of any organization. To make full use of the Practitioner License for its duration, the license must be assigned to a user.
Reminders will be displayed to administrators in the Subscription Services Portal and in Entitlement Management if there are any unassigned Practitioner Licenses.
What if I need to re-assign the Practitioner License purchased through the Azure Marketplace to another user?
A Practitioner License can be re-assigned as many times as necessary on the first day it is assigned to a user. If it was initially assigned to the incorrect user, then changing it within that first day will require no special action.
After that initial 24-hour assignment period, the Practitioner License will be locked for 30 days. At the end of that 30-day period, the Practitioner License will be available for re-assignment, if necessary. Any re-assignment will start the 24-hour open user assignment period again, followed by a 30-day lock.
How does an assigned user know they are using a Practitioner License purchased through the Azure Marketplace?
The end user, upon assignment of a Practitioner License, will receive a notification of the assignment. The user can then activate the product either by using the Activation Wizard or by running the product. The Practitioner License will be indicated by the License Type in the Bentley Licensing tool\Entitlements tab.
Does the assigned user need to do anything on their machine to consume the Practitioner License purchased through the Azure Marketplace?
If it is a desktop product, the end user should upgrade their CONNECTION client to version 10.00.18.x or higher. This will allow the usage to be recorded correctly as a Practitioner license and avoid any issues with the Practitioner usage being counted against the alerting threshold used for pooled licenses.
To check the version of CONNECTION Client and to learn how to update, please visit CONNECTION Client FAQs
Is the functionality the same between a Practitioner License purchased through the Azure Marketplace and a commercial license?
Within the product, the end user will likely see no difference between a Practitioner License and a typical commercial license. Because users with a Practitioner License receive unlimited access to the eligible Bentley products, Subscription Entitlement Service features such as Access Controls or Threshold Alerting are disabled.
Can I check out a Practitioner License purchased through the Azure Marketplace?
Yes, check-outs are available for Practitioner Licenses.