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How to limit user to use more that one license in a concurrent environment

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Dear All,
is there a way to limit a user to run Matlab from different machines? We have a cocurrent environment and users use Matlab from different Linux Remote Session consuming more that one license.

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Jaswanth on 13 Feb 2024
Edited: Jaswanth on 13 Feb 2024
To limit the number of MATLAB sessions in a concurrent license environment, you can use ‘Options File’ which allows the license administrator(s) to manage licenses for product users. An ‘Options file’ can help you with the following:
  • Specify certain users or groups of users for certain products.
  • Keep unwanted users from using your licenses.
  • Reserve licenses for certain users.
Kindly go through the following thread answered by MathWorks support team to know more about ‘Options file’ and how to define ‘Options file’ on the license server:
Please refer to following examples to know on how to limit number of licenses a user can access:
  1. To reserve or limit keys for IPaddresses or a specific subnet using the INTERNET option:
  2. Using asset_info tags in an options file:
I hope the information provided above is helpful in resolving the issue.


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