1.165 LICENSE_MAX_SESSIONS

LICENSE_MAX_SESSIONS specifies the maximum number of concurrent user sessions allowed.

Property Description

Parameter type

Integer

Default value

0

Modifiable

ALTER SYSTEM

Modifiable in a PDB

No

Range of values

0 to number of session licenses

Basic

No

Oracle RAC

Multiple instances can have different values, but the total for all instances mounting a database should be less than or equal to the total number of sessions licensed for that database.

Note:

Oracle no longer offers licensing by the number of concurrent sessions. Therefore the LICENSE_MAX_SESSIONS and LICENSE_SESSIONS_WARNING initialization parameters have been deprecated.

When the limit specified by LICENSE_MAX_SESSIONS is reached, only users with the RESTRICTED SESSION privilege can connect to the database. Users who are not able to connect receive a warning message indicating that the system has reached maximum capacity.

A zero value indicates that concurrent usage (session) licensing is not enforced. If you set this parameter to a nonzero number, you might also want to set LICENSE_SESSIONS_WARNING (see "LICENSE_SESSIONS_WARNING").

Do not enable both concurrent usage licensing and user licensing. Set either LICENSE_MAX_SESSIONS or LICENSE_MAX_USERS to zero.

See Also:

Oracle Database Administrator’s Guide for more information about this parameter