External Connector Licenses
An external connector (EC) license allows any number of external users to access a single installation of Dynamics CRM Professional or Enterprise. External users may not use the Dynamics CRM applications directly.
Generally, an external user is defined as anyone who is not an employee of the organization. For example, external users can include clients, suppliers, and alumni of the organization. External users do not include independent contractors, agents, service providers, or other persons providing services to or on behalf of the organization holding the license. As an alternative to an EC license, some organizations may choose to license each external user with a separate CAL or CALs.
EC licenses may not be used as a means of reselling or repackaging Dynamics CRM as a hosted service.
Limited External Connector: The limited EC license allows external users read-only access to the CRM server. In other words, external users may access CRM information but may not make any edits or updates to it.
Full Use Additive External Connector: When used in conjunction with a limited EC license, a full use additive EC license allows external users write access to the CRM server, thus allowing full read-write access to the server. The full use additive EC license may be used only in conjunction with a limited EC license.
External Connector: The EC license provides external users full read-write access to the CRM server. The EC license is functionally equivalent to a combined limited and full use additive EC license.
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