ALM Octane editions

Your ALM Octane edition defines which activities you can perform in ALM Octane.

Editions overview

ALM Octane editions provide you with the following capabilities:

Edition Description

Enterprise edition

Allows you to scale ALM Octane to large groups with the benefits of cross-workspace and cross-program capabilities. These include:

  • Shared customization (such as rules, user-defined fields, workflow, forms, and lists)

  • Shared entities (such as users, releases)

  • Cross-workspace reporting on data from multiple workspaces using the same widget

  • Cross-program functionality for the Backlog module

  • Data access control

For an overview of workspaces and their programs, isolated spaces, and shared spaces, see Space/workspace overview.

Pro edition

Provides you the same set of features as Enterprise Edition within isolated workspaces.

Shared space and program capabilities are not provided.

ALM Octane Developer (add on)

The Developer license is a named license that is added on top of a core Pro or Enterprise license.

The Developer license enables backlog management, defect management, DevOps pipeline management, and manual testing execution.

Developer license capabilities depend on your core license edition.

For details, see Trial license.

Note: For details on ValueEdge licenses, see ValueEdge licenses.

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Functionality by edition

Details of the functionality provided with each of the ALM Octane editions are listed in the table below.

Functionality ALM Octane Enterprise ALM Octane Pro ALM Octane Developer
Dashboard and Delivery Insights
Public dashboard sharing
Automation ROI metrics
Cycle Time Insights
Risky Code Commits Analytics
Risk Based Testing
Requirements *
Backlog *
Team Backlog
IDE plugins
Development Center (Commits, Pull Requests, Branches)
Team collaboration
Defects module
Security integration - Fortify Suite
Pipelines with build and Test Automation analytics
Manual test execution (manual tests and BDD scenarios)

Single test

My Work
Synchronization using Micro Focus Connect
Flag rules
Quality module
On-Demand Automated test execution (with UFT One integration) and test suites
Gherkin tests
Release planning, shared releases and calendars
Cross-release planning
Release processes management
Shared workspaces customization
Cross-workspace reporting
Shared application modules
Entity migration between workspaces
Data access control
Workspace SAFe program
Entity label customization
Available License Types Named or Concurrent Named or Concurrent Named only

* See the section below for more details.

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Developer license

Developer license is a named license that is added on top of a core Pro or Enterprise license.

The following guidelines apply to Developer licenses:

  • Users with a Developer license can view backlog items, such as epics and features, but not create or modify them. Users that cannot modify epics or features will also be unable to edit any related entities. A Developer license user, however, can add comments to an existing feature.

  • If a Requirement type entity is linked to other entities to which the user has permissions, it will be visible. However, the linked Requirement entity cannot be edited.

  • Each named user has one license type assignment (Core or Developer) at the site level for on-premises, and at the space level for SaaS.

  • The Developer license is not a role, but a license type. In addition to assigning a Developer license to a user, you also need to assign a role to the user.

  • Developers who are part of an ALM Octane Enterprise edition can access shared public dashboards.

  • Developer license users cannot plan features for any release (Release planning). They can however, plan backlog items such as User stories, Defects/Issues, and Quality stories (Cross-release planning).

Assigning licenses to users

For details on managing Developer licenses, see Assign Developer licenses.

If the user is new, assign the Developer license at user creation.

In Settings > Spaces > Users, the License type column shows whether existing users are assigned a Core or Developer license.

  • To assign a Developer license to a user, or to restore their Core license, click Core/Dev in the user's License Type column and modify as needed.

  • You can switch a user from Dev to Core and vice versa at any time.

  • Deactivating a user releases their license even if the license is still assigned.

Note: The right pane shows usage data.

Developer licenses are always named, so they do not impact allocation or usage of concurrent licenses. If a Dev user opens a session, they do not impact the concurrent usage.

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Trial license

When you first start using ALM Octane, you automatically receive a Trial license which gives you a 90-day trial for 100 users. 

By default, your trial is Enterprise Edition, which allows one shared space. If you create a shared space in an Enterprise Edition trial and then install a license for Pro Edition, the trial shared space should not be used in a production environment since the sharing capabilities may not be supported in future releases.

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License management

For details on how to manage on-premises licenses and how to allocate licenses from ALM and ALM to ALM Octane, see Manage licenses.

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