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  • 1.  View vs User

    Posted Oct 10, 2018 11:21 AM
    ​Does NAV13 allow a view license verses a user license?

    Tina Parker
    Advanced FLOW Engineering, Inc.
    Corona CA

  • 2.  RE: View vs User

    Posted Oct 10, 2018 12:52 PM
    Edited by Alex Chow Oct 10, 2018 12:54 PM
    Go to the upper right corner and click on Help --> About Dynamics NAV. Then click on License Information

    about nav


    That tells you how many sessions you have.

    Then you run the Sessions screen to see how many active users that are on right now.

    Alex Chow
    Dynamics NAV MVP
    AP Commerce Inc.
    Los Angeles CA

  • 3.  RE: View vs User

    Posted Oct 10, 2018 01:02 PM
    If you are referring to a user that is only allowed to view information, not modify it, then yes. However, in older versions this is more likely a security and permission setting than a difference in license. There is a limited or "lite" user, but it is not intended for this purpose.

    In Business Central, there will be a built-in ability to put a read-only copy of your database (nightly at the most frequent) in the cloud. This will be based on license. The ability to do this is the basis for many great things to come. Check out the new Business Central posts for more information.

    What are you trying to do?

    Cynthia Priebe, MCP, ACP
    Senior Analyst and Project Manager
    Liberty Grove Software

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  • 4.  RE: View vs User

    Posted Oct 11, 2018 12:57 PM
    Edited by Alex A Oct 11, 2018 12:58 PM

    ​Hello Tina,

    Your version has different License Types in the Users page. One of them is the Limited User type, which is about as close as you will get to what you're asking, but you will need to further restrict them from being able to Write (save) data by configuring their Permission Set settings (allow view only through permissions and no posting/saving) because apparently the Limited User license still has Write access to up to three application tables.

    You can find more information (though this is for NAV 2018) at:

    If my response has helped you please mark the answer.

    Best Regards,

    Alex A
    Sr. NAV Consultant, DXC Technology
    Los Angeles, CA, United States

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