ALM Octane editions
Your ALM Octane edition defines which activities you can perform in ALM Octane.
ALM Octane editions provide you with the following capabilities:
Allows you to scale ALM Octane to large groups with the benefits of cross-workspace and cross-program capabilities. These include:
For an overview of workspaces and their programs, isolated spaces, and shared spaces, see Space/workspace overview.
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 Developer license.
Note: For details on ValueEdge licenses, see ValueEdge licenses.
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|
|Development Center (Commits, Pull Requests, Branches)|
|Security integration - Fortify Suite|
|Pipelines with build and Test Automation analytics|
|Manual test execution (manual tests and BDD scenarios)||
|Synchronization using Micro Focus Connect|
|On-Demand Automated test execution (with UFT One integration) and test suites|
|Release planning, shared releases and calendars|
|Release processes management|
|Shared workspaces customization|
|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.
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.
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.
For details on how to manage on-premises licenses and how to allocate licenses from ALM and ALM to ALM Octane, see Manage licenses.