The Subscription Entitlement Service is Bentley's new process for product activation, enhancing our users' digital workflows and improving our licensing capabilities with features such as:
Traditionally, product activation has been through an activation key that an Organization distributed to all of its users. With the Subscription Entitlement Service, product activation is managed by user sign in through the CONNECTION Client, which is installed on each machine that uses Bentley applications. This offers a more secure and manageable system as it offers usage alerts, notifying your users when they are about to reach a certain usage limit set by the Administrator.
Important: At this time, not all Bentley applications are compatible with the Subscription Entitlement Service. Support for the Subscription Entitlement Service will be extended as new application versions are released. Please check back as new updates of your applications become available.