View Server Licenses

Server administrators can view the license and product key information for Tableau Server.

Viewing licenses from the Tableau Server web UI

How you navigate to the Licenses page in Tableau Server depends on whether you have a single site, or multiple sites.

  • On a server with a single site, click Settings and Licenses:

  • On a multi-site server, click Manage all sites on the site menu, Settings, and Licenses:

    Note: The Manage all sites option only displays when you are signed in as a server administrator.

This page displays information for any licenses that have been activated on your server, including any user-based (term) or core-based licenses.

  1. Open TSM in a browser:

    http://<tsm-computer-name>:8850

  2. Click Configuration , and then click Licensing :

    The table displays the product key, expiration date, and expiration of maintenance.

    Note: The TSM Web UI provides a limited amount of licensing information. Use the TSM CLI or the Tableau Server Web UI to see additional licensing information, including the number of each type of user-based license (Creator, Explorer and Viewer).

  1. Open a command prompt as administrator on the initial node (the node where TSM is installed).

  2. Run the following command:

    tsm licenses list

The output reflects whether Tableau Server uses a user-based license, a core-based license, or a combination of the two. The output of this command is formatted as follows:

 

KEY TYPE CREATOR EXPLORER VIEWER GUEST ACCESS LIC EXP MAINT EXP VALID
<KEY> Term | # Cores Seat # Seat # Seat # true | false mm/dd/yy mm/dd/yy true | false

For example, a server with a core-based license and a second product key that grants user-based licenses might provide command output similar to the following:

 

KEY TYPE CREATOR EXPLORER VIEWER GUEST ACCESS LIC EXP MAINT EXP VALID
<KEY> Term 5 5 100 false mm/dd/yy N/A true
<KEY> 32 Cores 0 Unlimited Unlimited true N/A mm/dd/yy true

 

Note: The license terms for Creator, Explorer and Viewer users are set according to the terms of the user-based license (term license), if present. So, a server with only a core-based license will have unlimited Explorer and Viewer users and guest access, but no Creator users. Adding a user-based license overrides these settings by providing a specific number of Creator, Explorer and Viewer users, and disabling guest access. To learn more, see Use user-based licenses on a server with core-based licensing.

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