Parent article: Altium Dashboard
The Groups page is part of the Alitum Dashboard. Use this page to manage groups for your account. Groups allow you to further organize your Users according to, for example, the particular section of the organization in which they are involved, or the design team they are in. Groups also make allocation of Licenses more streamlined.
The page presents a top-level listing of all groups for the account - system and user-created. Each group in the list is displayed in terms of:
There are two system groups, defined by default for an account. These are:
A user is an administrator for the account if they are added as a member to the Group Administrators group. Admission to this group occurs in two ways:
To create a new group for the account, simply click on the Add Group button, located at the top-left of the page. The detailed Group Management page will appear. To define the group:
Once a new group is added to the account, you can proceed to allocate one or more licenses to it, for use by its member users. Both On-Demand and Standalone type licenses can be allocated (targeted) for use by specific groups within the account. This allows you to control exactly who has access to, and use of, your licenses. For a multi-seat On-Demand license, you can assign seats across one or more defined groups. This provides global floating license capability - within the geographic scope of your license and the conditions set out in the EULA - without needing to implement your own server.
By default, when an On-Demand or Standalone license is created by Altium for your account, that license (and all of its seats for a multi-seat On-Demand license) will be allocated to the system group All Account Members. Reallocate the license as required.
From the Group Management page, allocation of licenses is performed from within the License Allocations region.
To allocate a license, simply click the New button. In the Create Assignment pop-up window that appears, use the Product Name and License fields to choose the license you wish to allocate to the group. The drop-down lists are populated with all product licensing, and On-Demand and Standalone licenses thereof.
When allocating an On-Demand license, a number of additional options are available in the Create Assignment window:
When the new license allocation configuration is complete, click Save to commit the allocation to the Group.
Once a license has been allocated to the group, you will notice that it has an Allocation Type - reported in the summary License Allocations section. This can be either Single License or Multiple Licenses.
Multi-assignment is a feature that is specific to On-Demand licensing. Performed from the Group Management page - for the group to which you wish to assign licenses - it gives you the ability to quickly create license assignment for that group, by license name.
Once you have assigned a specific license to a group, you can edit that assignment from the Group Management page, by clicking the associated button, accessing the Edit Assignment pop-up window. In the License field, select the All on-demand entry from the drop-down listing. After making any additional changes and saving, all licenses associated to the account that have the same Product Name will be automatically allocated to that group, and are used to provide the licensing in accordance with the defined licensing options. The Allocation Type will change from Single License to Multiple Licenses, and those licenses will be listed under a single top-level entry for that license name.
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