Licensed software allows you to store and track licenses for the software in your environment so you can easily access license and purchasing information and monitor license compliance.
For each software product that you want to track licenses for, you must create a licensed software record in the JAMF Software Server (JSS). These records allow you to store information about the licenses owned and the software titles that count toward each license (called “software definitions”).
Each time a computer submits inventory to the JSS, the software on the computer is compared to the software definitions in the licensed software records. If they match, the computer counts toward the number of licenses in use.
After creating licensed software records, you can use the JSS to evaluate and monitor license compliance, view and report on the licenses in use, and view Application Usage information for the software you’re tracking licenses for.
For related information, see the following sections in this guide:
Licensed Software Records
Find out how to create licensed software records to store and track license information.
Find out how to evaluate license compliance by viewing the licensed software records in the JSS.
Viewing License Usage
Find out how to view the computers on which licenses are in use.
Application Usage for Licensed Software
Find out how frequently the licensed software in your environment is being used.