Everything you ever wanted to know about the license / licence (no matter how you spell it) details page within Yellowfin!

The licence details page under Administration > Licence Details contains information regarding your licence details. Really, yep it's that easy...

You can get information for each parameter by clicking on the parameter name.

Alternatively, you can access the same details by going to the licence details box via the info.jsp page.

e.g http://localhost:80/info.jsp

You will need to scroll down to the Licence Details section.

If you have any licensing concerns, please post a private ticket and one of our YF team will respond to your request.


Why do I get a message 'Your licence has been breached' ?

This usually means that a licence parameter has been breached, e.g. Too many users, licence installed on a different machine. In order to identify which parameter has been breached, please post a private ticket and one of our YF team will respond to your request.

Why do I have a warning triangles in the licence details?

When you see an exclamation triangle, it means this area of Yellowfin needs to be looked at, as you may have breached your licence.

In the example above, the expiry date of the licence has passed. I also have 3 more report consumers than allowed, 29 writers and 27 dashboard users. In order to rectify this, you will need a new licence with a valid expiry date, and to either delete the extra Yellowfin users/dashboards, or request the licence file to be changed. 

Yes, please post a private ticket and one of our YF team will respond to your request.

NOTE: If you have this symbol next to 'Multicast', it simply means multicast functionality has been disabled. You will be able to login to Yellowfin, and use all areas.

What is Multi-cast used for?

Multicast is used specifically for broadcasting options. If this is enabled, you will be able to broadcast reports to 'unnamed' users and use the FTP functionality.

Eg. Broadcast to an email address that doesn't belong to a user in Yellowfin.

Why do I have a number in brackets for consumers?

Technically, in Yellowfin there are 2 types of users; readers, and writers (Dashboard users are just readers with dashboard access). The number in the brackets is the number of consumers you can still use in your installation. 

If you look at the first screenshot you can see that: 

Consumers = 999 (1997)
Writers = 999

You can also see that there are already 1 writers in use. So the formula is:

'Consumers + Writers' - Current writers in use or 999 + 999 - 1997 = (1)

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