Leadership is asking for information on license types and what functionality is available under each, is there an updated document out there somewhere? I was able to find this from 2011! https://support.ca.com/phpdocs/0/5590/5590_r121_userrights.pdf
Here's a link to the documentation that provides the latest details on License Types: https://docops.ca.com/ca-ppm-saas/15-4-1/en/administration/configure-secure-authentication-user-accounts-and-passwords/v… The section on this page 'Functionality by User License Type' breaks down the access by what is designated as full, restricted and view only.
This link appears to address SaaS version only, as I'm looking at 15.5.1 on-premise and I do not see the full, restricted and view types - only viewer, creator, participant and Studio.
Regarding types and how they are counted, seems like there is a problem:
Currently, all of our license types, per purchasing agreement, are "Full" or "Creator." Therefore, we haven't been looking at this "License Information" portlet. On new license purchase, I have been asked to look at the lower cost licenses, but not seeing how we could use them, when things we expect to see as "Participant" instead are counted as "Creator."
Seems that this License Information portlet isn't counting correctly.
What you are looking at seems to be the license model v12 and prior. It has been updated twice since then and that might be one reason why you think the license information portlet isn't counting correctly.
I think to update the license model is one way street and should have been done during your license audit.
I remember in r8 with the old license model instance rights to portlets did not result in studio rights while global did. That was the work around to avoid studio licenses. You make it sound that the current license information portlets and licenses do not work that way any more even if your have not updated the license model.
If you make a copy of your system for a test environment you can explore the results if you change the license model.
Since we only have one license type per our license/purchasing agreement, this may be why this ‘license information’ portlets and their queries have gone out of date on us.
How does one get the newest versions? Are they in the upgrades and we missed installing them?
You can change the setting in the CSA on the System Page under Properties for your servers.
License type is usually based on your version of Clarity. If your current contract still states an old license type, please talk to your sales person.
If things still aren't making sense to you, please open a new case and one of us will be happy to help you.
Thanks, Jeanne. Between you and Urmas, I now understand how the system recognizes different license type per contract and how to update our system.
The new model came with the new versions. It is there even if you did not choose it. You can choose the new one any time.
System properties general section
You can get the license requirement for the rights from the database. Using that you can design the security model to give the minimum license requirements
In the case of portlets in 15.3 the Definition editor right Global and Instance both appear to require Studio or Full
Thanks! Will check this out and see if it makes more sense with our contract.