Enforce mode

  • Last update on September 25th, 2023

Enforce mode

The “Enforce” mode automatically creates License Pools based on your selected criteria. It also allows you to set secondary filter criteria for further segmentation. For instance, you can use this mode to create License Pools based on the departments of your users.

To access the “Enforce” mode from the “Edit pool configuration” section, follow the steps below. 

Configure filter criteria

Step 1: Select mode

Select “Enforce” under “Pool configuration mode.

Step 2: Select criteria

Choose one or more criteria from the list of “First level criteria” and “Second level criteria”. You can activate the “Second level criteria” by switching the “Enable secondary filter” toggle on. Options include “Domain”, “Company”, “Country” and “City”. 

By choosing the “Country” property, for example, you will be able to see all the countries represented within your tenant: if you have users in three countries, for example, three License Pools will be created. 

By adding a second-level criterion, such as “Domain”, you'll generate more specific License Pools. For instance, if you have three countries and two domains, you'll end up with six License Pools, creating one pool for each combination of “Country and “Domain”.

Step 3: Reporting only (optional)

Once you've selected the criteria, if necessary, you can switch on the “Reporting only” toggle. Reporting only provides the ability to view reports of how SKUs are distributed across the criteria you have selected for your Pool. It will not allow you to allocate licenses to Pools, nor allow you to restrict users from assigning licenses. Selecting this mode will eliminate the “Select SKUs” step from the required functions.

Essentially, enabling the “Reporting only” toggle simplifies the creation of License Pools by removing the SKUs tab. This means you can create License Pools, but they can only be used for reporting purposes. It calculates all the licenses and shows how many are in use.

So, you have two options: “Enforce pools” and “Reporting only”. With the first option, you assign SKUs to each created License Pool, preventing operators from over-allocating those pools. On the other hand, the “Reporting only” option merely displays the number of licenses in use within each pool, without any assignment or enforcement of limits.

Once you've made your selection, click “Next”, located at the bottom right corner of the screen.

Select SKUs 

On this page, you'll see all the SKUs detected within your tenant. Check the ones you want to include and then click “Next”, located at the bottom right corner of the screen.

Licenses that are free or assigned to all users can be excluded from the pool. This is because delegated operators won't need to manage their allocation.

Set overhead costs (optional)

This section enables your organization to include overhead charges associated with users or pools for the purpose of chargeback reporting. If you want to update and edit pricing details, like the price per user, per active user, per License Pool, or the currency, follow these steps:

  1. Enable the “Update pricing” toggle
  2. Fill in the values you would like to assign to yourLicense Pools.
  3. Click “Next”. 


Step 1: Review

Finally, review all the details. If necessary, you can edit the details by clicking on the pencil icon located in each section.

Step 2: Submit

Once you are done, click “Submit” to make changes official. 

License Pools are created based on the selected criteria. Once edited, the updated License Pool will appear in the “License pools” list.

Remember, to ensure up-to-date user information in each pool, License Pools are automatically recalculated every 30 minutes.