Activating Using a Corporate Account

Starting from Parallels Desktop 18, the Activation using corporate account (sometimes referred as SSO-activation) option became available.

This option works best for Medium and Enterprise size organizations that have an identity provider (e.g., Azure AD) and rely on it to automate applications license management routines. With SCIM integration (optional) licenses from contractors and people who left the company and removed from the identity provider directory will be automatically revoked. There is also an option to automatically revoke licenses from people who are not using the product for a long time.

The license key is also not used in this scenario, so there are less chances for it to be misused.

There are three major steps to enable this option:

  1. This option works only if you purchased a special license type. Please check your license certificate for details and contact your sales representative if you have questions. Note that the minimum purchase for this license type is 50 licenses and it is not available as an online purchase from parallels.com.

  2. IT team has to setup integration between your identity provider (Azure AD, Okta, Ping Identity, or others) and Parallels My Account by using the "Configure SSO-based activation" guide that is available at https://www.parallels.com/products/business/resources/. If there is no guide for your identity provider, it is recommended to follow the one for Azure AD.

  3. To provide your employees with the best user experience use the deployment capabilities described in this guide or simply share this link with users: https://parallels.com/directdownload/pd?experience=sso.

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