CAL and ELM licensing
Posted by Peter Reynolds, Last modified by Viktor Mochnács on 27 March 2018 11:05 AM

Title: CAL and ELM licensing


Kilgray offers CAL (Concurrent Access Licensing) and ELM (Enterprise License Management) licenses.


  • You need to use CAL when you run a Terminal Server.
  • You need a permanent Internet connection to use CAL.
  • A CAL license is automatically returned when you close memoQ desktop application.
  • CAL licenses can be bound to computers and users/groups.
  • CAL licenses can also be project based. CAL can be returned and granted automatically: check out your online project, open it: CAL license granted. Close the checked out copy of your online project: CAL license automatically returned.
  • CAL is used for all memoQ servers hosted in the cloud, hosted by Kilgray.


  • You can use ELM licenses without an Internet connection.
  • ELM licenses are not bound to computers, but to a specific user.
  • ELMs can be granted to users or groups directly.
  • ELMs can be granted to users through online projects.
  • ELM licenses are used together with a memoQ server, no standalone ELM server.
  • ELM licenses are not automatically returned when a user closes a project or memoQ. ELMs are returned when the expiry date is reached or the license is revoked.

In common

  • Both license modes have in common that they can be expanded: You can add licenses to your license pool.
  • Both need a credential update (an authorization from the central Kilgray activation server).
  • You can have a signed URL for accessing memoQ from outside your organization, and you can set a signed URL for internal access (an Intranet address).

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