The Subscription Entitlement Service (SES) provides administrators settings to define what licenses users have access to, for PW that is namely a Visa or a Passport. Organizations have insight into who is using the licenses by providing a consistent user identity across all SES enabled products and services.
SES is enabled by default. There is no option to switch between SES or activation keys. When using an SES version of ProjectWise Explorer, the entitlement (product activation) is determined by the user signed into the Connection Client, not only the user signing into the ProjectWise datasource.
The Entitlement Management portal is where administrators can define access to a ProjectWise product or service by IMS username. This option is only available to users inside of your organization. To define access to ProjectWise Explorer based on product go to the entitlement portal and select users and groups. Filter by the user or group name and then search for product to add or remove the PW Explorer (PWDI Visa) entitlement.
With the ProjectWise Explorer 3.4 release (10.00.03.4xx), all users will be required to bring your own (BYO) PWDI Visa. The datasource level user setting for determining who pays for a user in PWDI datasources (3.2 and earlier) will be disregarded by PW Explorer 3.4. When using this version of PW Explorer, the PW Server will not be able to record usage on behalf of the user. This means the user must have a PWDI Visa license if they want to use PW Explorer 3.4. The user setting is being refactored and will be included with PWDI SES Servers. If your organization needs to pay for a user outside of your organization that user will need to remain on an older version of PW Explorer (10.00.03.334 or earlier).
Nothing. All forms of user authentication are still supported, however if the user does not have the proper entitlement (license), then they will be denied access.