Manage licenses

As an administrator or member with licensing privileges, you use ArcGIS Online to specify which members have licenses for ArcGIS Pro and additional products such as AppStudio for ArcGIS Standard and Navigator for ArcGIS. You can manage licenses for individual members or make bulk assignment updates.

About ArcGIS Pro licensing

ArcGIS Pro is part of ArcGIS for Desktop, which has three levels—Basic, Standard, and Advanced—with each level providing additional functionality. Only ArcGIS Pro uses licensing through the organization. Your organization needs to be provisioned for ArcGIS Pro before you can manage licenses through ArcGIS Online. Other ArcGIS for Desktop applications—ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcGlobe, and ArcScene—use the local ArcGIS Administrator application to set levels and extensions.

You assign a member one license level and can also enable access to optional extensions that provide specialized tools. For a member to use an extension, the member needs both a level and a license for the specific extension product.

When the member to whom you have assigned a license starts ArcGIS Pro and signs in, the application runs with the level and any extensions you specified. However, if you have not specified licensing for a particular member, ArcGIS Pro does not run when that member attempts to sign in. You can reassign licenses as often as you need, and the resulting changes take effect promptly in ArcGIS Pro. If you completely revoke the license while the member is working in ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Pro displays notifications that the software is not authorized and starts the process of closing automatically. After a grace period ends, the member is prompted to save any unsaved work and is no longer able to use ArcGIS Pro.

Within ArcGIS Pro, a member can check out a license to authorize ArcGIS Pro for use in a disconnected environment. A red box displays next to the member's name when the license is checked out. When a license is checked out, you are not able to make any changes or revoke the license. If you select multiple members and at least one member is running ArcGIS Pro in disconnected mode, you are unable to configure licenses for any of the selected members.

You can remotely terminate an ArcGIS Pro session. For example, a member is signed in and has ArcGIS Pro actively running on three machines simultaneously (the maximum allowed) but has left the office and now needs to use ArcGIS Pro in the field. Terminating a session allows the member to sign in and start ArcGIS Pro. In addition, if ArcGIS Pro closed in an unexpected manner, you can terminate the session to quickly free the license.

About additional products licensing

Currently, organizations can mange licenses for AppStudio for ArcGIS Standard, Navigator for ArcGIS and apps sold through ArcGIS Marketplace that have been licensed by members. Your organization needs to be provisioned for AppStudio for ArcGIS Standard or Navigator for ArcGIS before you can manage licenses for those products.

AppStudio for ArcGIS Standard

AppStudio for ArcGIS allows you to convert maps into consumer-friendly, cross-platform mobile apps that can be shared with the public through popular app stores or securely through your enterprise. It is available in two levels: Basic and Standard. AppStudio for ArcGIS Basic allows you to create apps through configurable app templates included with AppStudio for ArcGIS and publish the apps in app stores. AppStudio for ArcGIS Standard gives you additional capabilities to build your own native apps and distribute them within your enterprise. In order to use AppStudio for ArcGIS Standard, a licensed subscription is needed and must be managed by an ArcGIS Online administrator or member with licensing privileges. All members of the organization can access AppStudio for ArcGIS Basic from http://appstudio.arcgis.com. Additional functionality that comes with Standard is available in the AppStudio for ArcGIS Desktop Edition, which can be downloaded from http://appstudio.arcgis.com. Standard functionality is locked in AppStudio for ArcGIS Desktop Edition unless the ArcGIS account has been configured with an AppStudio for ArcGIS Standard license and the user is signed in with that account.

Navigator for ArcGIS

Navigator for ArcGIS is a mobile app that integrates with other ArcGIS apps and provides a complete navigation experience. In order to use Navigator, a licensed subscription is needed and must be managed by an ArcGIS Online administrator or member with licensing privileges. All members of the organization can download and install Navigator from their device’s native marketplace, for example, iTunes. However, the app will not function unless the member is signed in and the account has been configured with a license. A Navigator subscription allows a user to open the app and access navigation content. Within Navigator, each member can access and download map packages for their geographic region. These map packages are stored in an ArcGIS Online group and contain navigation data.

The first time a licensed member signs in to Navigator, they must be connected to their licensing portal. After that, they can download mobile map packages, go offline, and use Navigator offline. If they choose to sign out of Navigator, they must be able to connect to the licensing portal in order to sign back in.

ArcGIS Marketplace

ArcGIS Marketplace is a place to search, discover, and get apps from qualified providers. Providers choose a license type for their app—free, paid license by organization, or paid license by member. If the app is licensed by member, administrators and members with licensing privileges configure the licenses for members of the organization. Apps and data services that are licensed by organization need to be shared through groups in your organization.

View license details

  1. Verify that you are signed in as an administrator of your organization or member with licensing privileges.
  2. Click My Organization at the top of the site and click Manage Licenses.
  3. Click the ArcGIS Pro tab or the Additional Products tab, depending which product you want to provision.

A page opens with licensing details, a member table, and tools to configure licenses. You can search the members and filter the licenses. For ArcGIS Pro, you see the total numbers for all levels of ArcGIS Pro and the number of available ArcGIS Pro levels and extension licenses for you to assign to members. (You may need to scroll to see the full set of extensions available to your organization.) You also see which licenses have been configured for which members, the last time they used ArcGIS Pro, and whether they have checked out a license. This is the same page where you assign and revoke licenses for your members.

For Additional Products, you see the products your organization has been provisioned for and, for each of those products, the total number of licenses and number of licenses available for you to assign to members.

Configure licenses for one member

By clicking an individual member of the organization, your license changes affect only one member at a time.

  1. Verify that you are signed in as an administrator of your organization or member with licensing privileges.
  2. Click My Organization at the top of the site and click Manage Licenses.
  3. Click the ArcGIS Pro tab or the Additional Products tab, depending which product you want to provision.
  4. In the list of organization members, find the member whose license you want to manage.
  5. To filter the list of users by name, role, group, or product, click Search by and enter the criteria.
  6. In the row of the member you want to manage, click the hyperlink in the Licensed for column. Clicking elsewhere in the row instead adds the member to the list of selected members, allowing you to manage licenses in bulk.

    If the member hasn't been assigned any licenses yet, the link says Configure. Otherwise, the link displays the level of ArcGIS Pro and the number of extensions.

  7. Configure licenses for the member.
    • To assign a license, choose the ArcGIS Pro level and extensions or application and click Assign.
    • To update existing license assignments, choose the ArcGIS Pro level and extensions or application and click Update.
    • To remove all licenses, click Revoke All.
  8. For ArcGIS Pro only: To view the date when the member most recently worked with ArcGIS Pro, look at the Last Used column for the member's name. In addition, a green box next to the name indicates the member has used ArcGIS Pro recently.
  9. For ArcGIS Pro only: To end a member's active session and release a license, click the Last Used column for the member's name and click Terminate. Review the active sessions and select which one to close. If the member has set an alias name for the workstation from within ArcGIS Pro, you can use that to help determine which session to close. Inside ArcGIS Pro, the member starts receiving notifications about the session ending as the application begins to shut down. The member can have up to three simultaneous ArcGIS Pro sessions.

Configure licenses for multiple members

You can make license changes for multiple members at a time. The updates apply to all the members in the Selected Members list.

  1. Verify that you are signed in as an administrator of your organization or member with licensing privileges.
  2. Click My Organization at the top of the site and click Manage Licenses.
  3. Click the ArcGIS Pro tab or the Additional Products tab, depending which product you want to provision.
  4. Add members to the Selected Members list.
    • To add one member to the list, click that member's row.
    • To add all members of your organization to the list, click Select All above the Members list.
    • To filter the list of members by name, role, group, or product, click Search by and enter the criteria. Click each member you want to add to the list or click Select All to click all members that meet the criteria. For example, to update licenses for everyone in a certain group, click Search by, click the group name from the drop-down list, and click Select All.
    • To remove a member from the list, click that member's name from the Selected Members list next to the member table.
  5. Click Configure to update licenses for all in the Selected Members list.
    • To assign a license, choose the ArcGIS Pro level and extensions or application and click Assign.
    • To update existing license assignments, choose the ArcGIS Pro level and extensions or application and click Update.
    • To remove all licenses, click Revoke All.
  6. The Selected Members list is retained as you filter the Members and configure licenses. Click a row in the Selected Members list to remove an individual member or Clear to empty the list completely.

Considerations for managing licenses

  • Your organization needs to be provisioned for ArcGIS Pro, AppStudio for ArcGIS Standard or Navigator for ArcGIS before you can manage licenses for those products.
  • For ArcGIS Marketplace items, you only manage licenses for apps that have been licensed by member. Apps and data services that have been licensed by organization need to be shared with groups in your organization.
  • It is possible for your organization to exceed the number of licenses available, resulting in a negative number available. This can happen if you assign licenses to your members but are later entitled to fewer licenses, such as if you make changes to your maintenance agreement or you are using trial licenses. Upon the expiration of any license in your organization, you must revoke the expired license so your organization's members are only assigned valid licenses. Until you correct the license assignments, no one in the organization will be able to sign in to authorize ArcGIS Pro or additional products.