License: one tentacle shared between spaces


About the licensing, if I have one tentacle on one server, and I use that target under three different spaces.

1 server with 1 tentacle named tentacle1
3 spaces using tentacle1

  • space1 use tentacle1
  • space2 use tentacle1
  • space3 use tentacle1

Does it count has one or three targets for licensing purposes.

Thanks in advance.


Francis Grignon

Hi @FrancisGrignon,

Thanks for getting in touch regarding your licensing question.

At this point, from a licensing perspective, using a single Target/Tentacle across multiple Spaces is seen as different Targets.
In your example, using one target in 3 spaces will subtract three targets from your license. The Team here is looking into changing this policy in the new year.

I hope this helps, but please let me know if you have additional questions or concerns.

Thanks for the reply @tina.bamford, it’s really appreciated.


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Hi @tina.bamford

This morning the very same question came up in our team. Can you share any news on the topic?


Hi David,
Thanks for reaching out! Unfortunately, there is no major news here. There is some work in motion related to sharing resources across spaces but nothing that allows sharing of Targets between spaces without consuming a license.

Just to be certain I’ll touch base with the team in Australia tonight for an update an let you know if there have been any changes.

Kind Regards,

Hi Tina,

I’m also interested, any word? Purely for organizational purposes it would be very helpful to split into three spaces, but if it triples our licensing cost it’ll mean looking at alternatives.

Kind regards,

Hi @govert,

There was a bit of oversight on my part. My apologies for dropping the ball here. GitHub Issue 5704, released in version 2019.7.3, fixed license check code that deduplicates tentacles and ssh endpoints across spaces. Since this fix machines with the same thumbprint, across spaces, are only counted once in regards to licenses.

I hope this helps and my apologies for not mentioning this fix early.

Kind Regards,

Hi Tina,

No worries there, because at least you’re bringing me some excellent news!