With ArcGIS Pro, there are three license types. General licensing information for administrators and users is provided below.
ArcGIS Pro license types
Three license types are available with ArcGIS Pro: Named User, Concurrent Use, and Single Use. Named User licenses are the default type and are used in most cases.
With a Named User license, an ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS member can sign in to ArcGIS Pro and use the application on any machine on which it is installed. The application runs with the license level and extensions specified by the ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS administrator. A member with a Named User license can run ArcGIS Pro on up to three machines simultaneously.
With a Concurrent Use license, a user obtains license authorization to run ArcGIS Pro on their machine from a shared pool of licenses on a License Manager Server. The user can choose any available license level and extensions.
Concurrent Use licensing allows ArcGIS Pro to be installed on a number of machines that is greater than the total number of licenses. Simultaneous use of the application is limited by the number of available licenses in the License Manager Server. Concurrent Use licensing works the same in ArcGIS Pro as in other ArcGIS Desktop applications such as ArcMap.
Single Use licenses are authorized on a single machine with one or more unique authorization numbers obtained from My Esri. After a Single Use license is authorized on a machine, anyone with access to that machine can use ArcGIS Pro on or off the network. Single Use licensing works the same in ArcGIS Pro as in other ArcGIS Desktop applications such as ArcMap.
To use a license type other than Named User with ArcGIS Pro, you must convert Named User licenses to Concurrent Use or Single Use licenses. See Concurrent Use licenses and Single Use licenses for details.
As an administrator, you may manage ArcGIS Pro licenses in any of the circumstances described below.
The ArcGIS Trial includes one ArcGIS Pro license. It is managed as a Named User license in your trial ArcGIS Online organization.
Instructions for downloading the software, managing licenses, and inviting users to your ArcGIS Online organization are provided when you activate the trial software. You can access these instructions at ArcGIS Free Trial. You may need to sign in with your user name and password.
ArcGIS Desktop includes ArcGIS Pro. By default, your ArcGIS Pro licenses are managed as Named User licenses through your ArcGIS Online organization. Optionally, you can convert some or all of your licenses to Concurrent Use or Single Use licenses.
To set up your ArcGIS Online organization, follow the steps below. If your organization is already set up, proceed to step 4.
ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Enterprise
ArcGIS Desktop includes ArcGIS Pro. If you also have ArcGIS Enterprise, you can manage ArcGIS Pro Named User licenses either through your ArcGIS Online organization or through Portal for ArcGIS.
Learn more about the relationship between Portal for ArcGIS and an ArcGIS Online subscription.
With an Enterprise Agreement
If you have an Enterprise Agreement (EA) and need help managing your ArcGIS Pro 2.0 licenses, or if you do not have access to My Esri, contact Esri to reach customer service or your distributor.
The links at the end of this section explain how to start ArcGIS Pro with different license types and how to review and change your license settings.
If your license type is Named User, you must sign in with your ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS credentials to use ArcGIS Pro. Your license level (Advanced, Standard, or Basic) and any extension products are assigned by an administrator.
If your license type is Concurrent Use, you can choose any license level and extensions available on the License Manager Server. You do not need to sign in to use ArcGIS Pro, but you must sign in to share content to the web or to access content from the web.
If your license type is Single Use, your license administrator will assign you a license level and, optionally, extensions. You will specify this license level when you authorize the application. You do not need to sign in to use ArcGIS Pro, but you must sign in to share content to the web or access content from the web.
- If your license type is Named User, see Start ArcGIS Pro with a Named User license.
- If your license type is Concurrent Use, see Start ArcGIS Pro with a Concurrent Use license.
- If your license type is Single Use, see Authorize and start ArcGIS Pro with a Single Use license.