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Licensing Query RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I understand it has been answered already a few times.

    I still thought it would be good if I lay out my requirements and then understand what licensing is involved.

    We have 3000 users - all internal staff.

    Requirements will evolve as following -

    Phase 1 - Synchronize HR database to Active Directory.

    Phase 2 - Use FIM portal for self service, group memberships. Provide self service password resets. Also look at synchronizing identites to other systems.

    I believe we will need Window server and SQL server licenses but what additional licensing do we need for both the phases please?

    Regards,

    Ajay Suri


    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:05 AM

Answers

  • You need FIM Server license for each server where you install Synch Engine, FIM Service OR FIM Portal/password reset portals.

    Additionally, as you would use FIM Service (under FIM Portal), you need a FIM CAL for each user.


    If you found my post helpful, please give it a Helpful vote. If it answered your question, remember to mark it as an Answer.

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:18 AM
  • On Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:05:04 +0000, Ajay Kumar Suri (CHG) wrote:

    I still thought it would be good if I lay out my requirements and then understand what licensing is involved.

    We have 3000 users - all internal staff.

    Requirements will evolve as following -

    Phase 1 - Synchronize HR database to Active Directory.

    Phase 2 - Use FIM portal for self service, group memberships. Provide self service password resets. Also look at synchronizing identites to other systems.

    I believe we will need Window server and SQL server licenses but what additional licensing do we need for both the phases please?

    For phase 1 you will need a server license for each server which you
    install a FIM component on.

    For phase 2 you will need a server license for each server which you
    install a FIM component on and a CAL for each person with an identity in
    the portal.


    Paul Adare - FIM CM MVP
    Fachbegriffe der Informatik, Putzfrau: Nicht absichtlich bösartig
    handelnde Person ohne Entscheidungsgewalt -- Bodo Eggert

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:20 AM
  • On Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:25:05 +0000, Ajay Kumar Suri (CHG) wrote:

    When you say server license, I believe that is different from window server license on which FIM components will be installed?

    Correct. The server license being referred to here is for the FIM
    components only and is over and above any Windows Server or SQL licensing.


    If yes, where can I find the cost of a FIM server license per server please?

    Microsoft does not provide actual licensing cost on their web site since
    the cost will depend on which program you license through:

    Enterprise Agreement
    Enterprise Agreement Subscription
    Select
    Select Plus
    Open
    Open Value
    Open Value Subscription
    Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA)
    Campus and School Agreement
    U.S. Government
    Independent Software Vendor (ISV)


    For the self service password reset client which will be installed on each windows machine, is there any additional cost involved please?

    No, that is included in the CAL cost.


    Paul Adare - FIM CM MVP
    Die Freiheit besteht darin, daß man alles tun kann,
    was einem anderen nicht schadet. -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:32 AM

All replies

  • You need FIM Server license for each server where you install Synch Engine, FIM Service OR FIM Portal/password reset portals.

    Additionally, as you would use FIM Service (under FIM Portal), you need a FIM CAL for each user.


    If you found my post helpful, please give it a Helpful vote. If it answered your question, remember to mark it as an Answer.

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:18 AM
  • On Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:05:04 +0000, Ajay Kumar Suri (CHG) wrote:

    I still thought it would be good if I lay out my requirements and then understand what licensing is involved.

    We have 3000 users - all internal staff.

    Requirements will evolve as following -

    Phase 1 - Synchronize HR database to Active Directory.

    Phase 2 - Use FIM portal for self service, group memberships. Provide self service password resets. Also look at synchronizing identites to other systems.

    I believe we will need Window server and SQL server licenses but what additional licensing do we need for both the phases please?

    For phase 1 you will need a server license for each server which you
    install a FIM component on.

    For phase 2 you will need a server license for each server which you
    install a FIM component on and a CAL for each person with an identity in
    the portal.


    Paul Adare - FIM CM MVP
    Fachbegriffe der Informatik, Putzfrau: Nicht absichtlich bösartig
    handelnde Person ohne Entscheidungsgewalt -- Bodo Eggert

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:20 AM
  • Thanks Paul & Dominik

    When you say server license, I believe that is different from window server license on which FIM components will be installed?

    If yes, where can I find the cost of a FIM server license per server please?

    For the self service password reset client which will be installed on each windows machine, is there any additional cost involved please?

    Regards,

    Ajay Suri

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:25 AM
  • On Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:25:05 +0000, Ajay Kumar Suri (CHG) wrote:

    When you say server license, I believe that is different from window server license on which FIM components will be installed?

    Correct. The server license being referred to here is for the FIM
    components only and is over and above any Windows Server or SQL licensing.


    If yes, where can I find the cost of a FIM server license per server please?

    Microsoft does not provide actual licensing cost on their web site since
    the cost will depend on which program you license through:

    Enterprise Agreement
    Enterprise Agreement Subscription
    Select
    Select Plus
    Open
    Open Value
    Open Value Subscription
    Service Provider License Agreement (SPLA)
    Campus and School Agreement
    U.S. Government
    Independent Software Vendor (ISV)


    For the self service password reset client which will be installed on each windows machine, is there any additional cost involved please?

    No, that is included in the CAL cost.


    Paul Adare - FIM CM MVP
    Die Freiheit besteht darin, daß man alles tun kann,
    was einem anderen nicht schadet. -- Arthur Schopenhauer

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:32 AM
  • On Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:32:24 +0000, Paul Adare wrote:

    Microsoft does not provide actual licensing cost on their web site since
    the cost will depend on which program you license through:

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/products/forefront-identity-manager/default.aspx#fbid=Inpnh6HTrRR


    Paul Adare - FIM CM MVP
    "Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo." -- H. G. Wells

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:33 AM
  • Thanks again Paul & Dominik,

    Very helpful indeed!

    Regards,

    Ajay Suri

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014 11:07 AM