Co-Term AuthPoint Licenses

When you co-terminate or co-term licenses, you consolidate or merge your licenses to synchronize renewal dates. This makes it easier to manage and renew your licenses.

Each time you activate an AuthPoint license key and choose to add users or extend a license, your new license is merged with the selected license and the two licenses are co-termed. Co-termed licenses are merged together and a new expiration date is calculated based on your updated user count and the term length of the license you activated.

When Service Providers activate a license, they have the option to co-term the new license with another active license or to activate it as a separate license. This allows Service Providers to keep their customer's licenses separate.

Because Subscriber accounts can only have one AuthPoint license, when a Subscriber activates a new license key it is automatically co-termed with the current active license and either extends the expiration date or increases the user count based on the option chosen when the license is activated.

We recommend that you co-term your licenses to make renewals easier and to get a better price for each user at renewal.

As a Service Provider, whether you choose to co-term your licenses or activate a new license, all of the users go to your inventory in WatchGuard Cloud and can be allocated to any account. Users from one license can be allocated to any number of different managed accounts.

Renewal Date Calculation for Co-Termed Licenses

When you co-term licenses, they are merged together and a new expiration date is calculated based on your updated user count and the term length of the license you activated. The only exception to this is if you choose to extend your license and reduce your user count. In that case, your user count is reduced immediately and your expiration date is extended by the term of the license you purchased.

Here is the calculation used to determine the expiration date when two licenses are co-termed:

New Expiration Date = Today's Date + (current user count x days until license expires) + (purchased user count x term days)
final user count

The co-term calculation is primarily used when you add users or extend your license with more users than you currently have. When you activate a license with the same number of users that your active license has, or with fewer users, your active license is extended by the term of the license you purchased. So if you have 100 users and activate a one year license with 100 users, your expiration date is extended by a year.

The co-term calculation is the same whether you add users or extend your license.

See Also

About AuthPoint Licenses

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