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Subscription Entitlement Service

Subscription Entitlement Service is Bentley's process for product activation and usage tracking, improving our licensing capabilities with features such as:
  • License alert notifications when you are approaching a custom usage threshold
  • Replacing site activation keys with user validation, enhancing security around your Bentley licenses and subscriptions

With traditional SELECT Licensing, product activation has been through an activation key that an Organization distributed to all users. With Subscription Entitlement Service, product activation is managed by user sign in through the CONNECTION Client, which is installed on each machine that uses Bentley applications. This offers a more secure and manageable system as it offers usage alerts, notifying your users when they are about to reach a certain usage limit set by the Administrator.