Named User license is the default license option for ArcGIS Pro. Named User licenses are authorized and managed by an administrator through an organization's ArcGIS Online website or a local instance of Portal for ArcGIS. An administrator assigns a software level (Basic, Standard, or Advanced) and extensions in ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS to individual users. When you start ArcGIS Pro and sign in with a Named User license, the app runs with the level and extensions set by the administrator. If an administrator has not assigned a license to you, ArcGIS Pro does not run when you attempt to sign in. The advantage of a Named User license is that the assigned level and extensions are available to you at all times.
An administrator can modify or revoke a license during an active session. If you are signed in when the license is revoked, you have one hour to finish and save any unsaved work. If connectivity is lost, you have 24 hours to finish and save your work. After the specified amount of time has passed, you are prompted to save before the application closes automatically.
Configure Named User licenses
As an administrator of an organization that has been provisioned for ArcGIS Pro, you must authorize licenses for members before they can run the app. Named User licenses are authorized and managed through your organization's ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS website. When a member of your organization starts ArcGIS Pro and signs in, the software runs with the level and extensions you set. Before you can assign an ArcGIS Pro license to a member, you must assign them a Level 2 Membership. If a license is not assigned to a member, the app will not run upon sign in. If a core license is not assigned to a member, extensions will not run.
You can manage licenses for individual members or make bulk assignment updates in ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS. You can reassign or revoke licenses at any time, and the changes take effect immediately. If a member takes a license offline, a red box displays next to the member's name. Licenses cannot be modified or revoked while checked out.
It is possible for your organization to exceed the number of licenses available, resulting in a negative number available. This can happen if you assign licenses to your members but are later entitled to fewer licenses. Upon the expiration of any license in your organization, you must revoke the expired license so your organization's members are only assigned valid licenses. You have up to 30 days to correct the license assignments. After the allotted time, no one in the organization will be able to sign in and run the app.
Only administrators of organizations that have been provisioned for ArcGIS Pro or additional products can use this functionality. A custom administrator role must include the Manage licenses for member privilege.
- Open your organization's ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS website and sign in.
- Click My Organization.
Your organization's page appears. Verify that you are signed in as an administrator of your organization and that your organization is provisioned with ArcGIS Pro licenses.
- Click Manage Licenses.
A page with licensing details, members, and tools appears. Next to My Organization, verify that ArcGIS Pro is the active tab.
- Select the names of the members whose licenses you want to configure.
The selected members appear in the Selected Members list.
- Under the Selected Members list, click Configure.
A page with a list of available license levels and extensions appears.
- Specify the license updates, and click Assign, Update, or Revoke All.
Revoke All removes all licenses for ArcGIS Pro. Update modifies existing license assignments.
With one license, a member can have up to three simultaneous ArcGIS Pro sessions. If you want to end a member's most recent session, click the session date in the Last Used ArcGIS Pro column. A page with a list of active sessions appears. In the Action column, click Terminate and click OK.
A message appears to indicate that your updates were applied successfully.
Start ArcGIS Pro with a Named User license
You must have an ArcGIS Online or Portal for ArcGIS account that is assigned a core license level before using ArcGIS Pro. The process for starting ArcGIS Pro with a Named User license with ArcGIS Online is different than a Named User license with Portal for ArcGIS. Contact your license administrator if you do not have an account or if your account is not authorized.
Named User account with ArcGIS Online
- Start ArcGIS Pro.
- In the Sign In window, provide your account credentials.
- Optionally select the Sign me in automatically check box if you want to sign in with your credentials automatically when you start ArcGIS Pro.
This option is enabled by default. Click to clear the Sign me in automatically check box if you prefer to provide your credentials each time you start ArcGIS Pro.
- Click Sign In.
Named User account with Portal for ArcGIS
- Start ArcGIS Pro.
- In the Sign In window, click Configure your licensing options.
The Licensing dialog box appears.
- On the Licensing dialog box, in the License type drop-down list, select Named User License.
- Under Configure your licensing options, click the correct licensing portal and type the portal URL.
- Click OK.
You must restart ArcGIS Pro for your changes to take effect. When you start a new session, sign in to the portal you specified in the previous step.
Review and update license information
Once ArcGIS Pro is installed and authorized, you can review and update your license information from the Project tab.
- Click the Project tab.
- Click Licensing.
View your license level, extensions, and settings.
- To update your license information, click Configure your licensing options.
The Licensing dialog box appears, where you can choose a different authorization type.
You can work with ArcGIS Pro in a disconnected mode by checking out your license.
- Click the Project tab.
- Click Licensing.
- Under Settings, select the Authorize ArcGIS Pro to work offline check box.
- To check in the license, click to clear the Authorize ArcGIS Pro to work offline check box.