License Types

When you create a user in Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016, you must specify a license type. This topic provides an overview of the license types.

Note

Licenses are specific to the Microsoft Dynamics NAV version and are not forward or backward compatible. This means that a license from an earlier Microsoft Dynamics NAV version will not work with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016, and vice versa.

For additional information about the types of user licenses and the license restrictions regarding user licenses, see the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Licensing Guide located at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=518623 (requires PartnerSource login).

  • Full User

    Full User licenses provide users full read and full write capabilities to all of the licensed solution functionality through any and all modes of access, including the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client, the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client, or any other mode of access including web services. Full User licenses are for users requiring unlimited read and write access. As long as the number of users needing simultaneous access to the solution does not exceed the number of Full User licenses you have acquired, these users are properly licensed for full read and write access to the complete solution functionality.

  • Limited User

    Limited User licenses provide users full read, but limited write, capabilities to all of the licensed solution functionality through any and all modes of access including the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client. The Limited User license is designed to give customers a lower-cost alternative for extending ERP to users who only require limited access to the Microsoft Dynamics NAV application:

    • Read access to data contained in the solution through any client accessing the application, including but not limited to the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client, the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client, and web services.

    • Write access to a maximum of three application tables in the object range 0 – 99,999,999 other than the General Ledger Entry table, through any client accessing the application. Access to the General Ledger Entry Table requires a Full User license.

    For more information, see the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Licensing Guide.

  • Device Only User

    Device-only licenses enable a user to connect, provided there is an enabled device available to use. Devices can be full or limited. Device users have either full or limited access, as determined by the device.

  • Windows Group

    Use this license type to create a Microsoft Dynamics NAV user account that is based on a Windows group and has explicit permissions in Microsoft Dynamics NAV. Individual members of the Windows group will then inherit the permissions for this user.

    Important

    For each member of the Windows group, you create a Microsoft Dynamics NAV user account, which does not explicitly have any permissions. Users then log on by using their Microsoft Dynamics NAV user account credentials.

    Windows Group licensing is a form of license multiplexing. Multiplexing does not reduce the number of user licenses required to access a Microsoft Dynamics NAV solution.

  • External User

    As described in the Microsoft Software License Terms that apply to Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016, external users are the customers of customers. This license type is specific to individual users of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016. External user licenses must not be shared with other individual users. You do not need concurrent user CALs for external users. External users must not use any clients provided by the Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2016 Application Programming Interface (API), such as the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Windows client or the Microsoft Dynamics NAV Web client. External user licenses must not be used for business process outsourcing purposes.

See Also

Tasks

How to: Specify When UI Elements Are Removed
How to: Upload the License File

Concepts

Properties of the Demo License

Other Resources

Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2015 Licensing Guide