Named User (license type)

A license that allows access to the software by a specific number of named users.

In some cases, these licenses can be transferred from one user to another.

When you create the license, you should allocate the license to specific users. Only installations associated with allocated users are counted.

For example, if the license is allocated (only) to users Sam and Jan, the maximum installation count is two.

Any other installations of the licensed application are treated as unassigned installations. For example, if Mary has also installed the licensed application but has not been allocated to the license, her installation will not be shown against installations of this license.

To see unassigned installations of an application, review the Unlicensed Installations page.

Product use rights Downgrade rights, upgrade rights, and a specific right for each user to access multiple installations. For record keeping purposes only (not affecting any calculations), you can also record license mobility rights including use in the cloud..
Group assignment Not supported.

The sum of all of the following:

  • The number of unique owners of computers that have installations of one or more of the applications linked to the license AND the license is allocated to the user

  • The number of users who have used one or more of the applications on a computer, where that user is not the owner of the computer AND the license is allocated to the user. (Only applies if usage data is collected and imported.)


Users to whom the license has been allocated.

Note: Enterprise groups assigned to the computer are not relevant. Only user allocations are taken into account.

Compliant when Consumed is less than or equal to Total licensed.

Changing from

Any existing allocations to users may be deleted.

Changing to You will need to allocate the license to specific users.

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