||The account is each organization's record of details in Altium's database. Account details can be accessed by an account administrator through the Altium Dashboard.
||This is the process that notifies Altium that the license is now in use. For a time-based license this also commences the time period. An Altium License File (*.alf) is created as part of the activation process, which is then used to enable the Altium software. If activation is being performed for a Standalone or Private Server license, the ALF file is downloaded to the default download location defined for the browser being used for activation. The user must then perform the standard licensing process from within their Altium Design Software to complete the activation process for these 2 license types. Activation of other license types is automatic, no further user intervention is required to complete the activation process.
||The code issued by Altium that is used to activate the software.
||Also referred to as the Notification Contact, this is the user that is nominated to receive (email and mail) notifications from Altium about software, content and services, and other matters related to the provision of Altium’s software, content and services. The contact is defined when the software license is purchased.
||A collection of users, created by a Group Administrator. Groups are created to help manage license assignments and usage across the company. You would typically group users by company department - for example, a certain design team could be one group. Users are assigned to a group and then that group is assigned licenses, which are only available to members of that group.
||Dashboard Account administration tasks can only be performed by a Group Administrator. For each Account a Group Administrator is defined when the Account is first created. A current Group Administrator can also promote another user to also be a Group Administrator.
||The software license is the entity that a customer purchases from Altium. The license gives them the right to use the Altium software specified by that license, under the terms defined in the End User License Agreement (EULA). A license is purchased for a specific number of seats of Altium software, the number of seats (number of PCs that can run the software simultaneously) is shown on the Licenses page of the Dashboard.
The license Type defines how the License is currently configured to be enabled.
- On-Demand - In this mode a license is requested when the Altium Design Software is started on a given PC, the license is then held while the software is open, then released when the software is closed on that PC. That license is then available to other installations of the software. To run in this mode the PC must have internet access to one of Altium’s Account Management Servers.
- Standalone - this license type licenses the Altium software on a specific PC. Continuous connectivity to an Altium Account Management Server is not required for this license type, as the license activation file (*.alf) is retained on the PC.
- Private Server - client-side license acquisition is administered by the Private License Service of an Altium Infrastructure Server - a free, on-premise server that provides remote Altium product installation and license management. The Infrastructure Server, installed on a PC connected to the company LAN/WAN, is set up by an administrator to acquire the company's Altium licenses and then using its PLS, serve these over the network to Altium software installations. When initially acquired from Altium's web-based license service, the licenses are converted to Private Licenses for localized access. A seat (instance) of a PLS-hosted Altium license can be 'leased' by workstation software when it is in use, and then 'revoked' (returned to the available pool of licenses) when no longer required. Licenses can also be served on a Roaming basis, where the license seat is leased to the target machine for a specified time, allowing the software's host PC, say a laptop, to 'roam' freely while isolated from the network.
||When a user is added to a group, they are referred to as a member. A user can be a member of more than one group.
||A software license that has no expiration date.
||The individual installation of Altium software running on a PC. The number of seats associated with a software license is determined when the license is purchased. Each seat must have access to a valid license to function correctly, and to be legally licensed for usage.
||A unique serial number is used to identify each Altium software license.
||Altium Subscription gives the user access to both software releases and updates and new content and services, released during the subscription time period.
||A software license that continues to operate while the user has valid software subscription. When the software subscription expires the software license will cease to operate.
||An individual that is registered in your Altium Account as a user of Altium’s software and AltiumLive content and services. Users can have one or more Altium Software Licenses allocated.
Defines the scope of how a license can legally be used; including:
- Commercial - the software can be used to generate income in a professional development environment.
- Commercial Trial - the software can be used to generate income in a professional development environment, but only for the period of time specified as the Trial period.
- Educational - the software can only be used for educational purposes in an approved education institution, for non-commercial designs.
- Internal Altium Use - the software can only be used by a current Altium employee, for Altium-related design work.