Applies to: VisualSVN Server 4.0.

Starting from version 4.0, VisualSVN Server is available under three different licenses:

The complete license comparison matrix is as follows.

Community Essential Enterprise
Available for commercial use Yes Yes Yes
Maximum users 15 5 - 50 10 - unlimited
Maximum VDFS repositories 1 - 10 10 - unlimited
HTML5-powered Web Interface Yes Yes Yes
PowerShell Scripting and Automation Yes Yes Yes
Backup Jobs Yes Yes
Multisite Repository Replication Yes Yes
Windows Authentication Yes
Active Directory Single Sign-On Yes
Repository Management Delegation Yes
Access and Operational Logging Yes
Remote Server Administration Yes

You can see the current prices for the Essential and Enterprise licenses on the Licensing page.

The server may also be evaluated for free by using the Evaluation license. This license may be obtained by starting the evaluation in the VisualSVN Server Manager console or via the Evaluation Request form (no registration required). The Evaluation license allows an unlimited number of users and distributed VDFS and it allows using all VisualSVN Server features without limitations.

Maximum users allowed by the license

The number of users allowed to access the server depends on the license type:

  • For free Community license, this number is limited to 15 different Subversion users.
  • For paid Essential and Enterprise licenses, the user limit depends solely on the chosen size of your license. Available license sizes and their prices are listed on the Licensing page.

The number of users that counts towards the limit is evaluated slightly different for Subversion and Windows authentication modes. For Subversion authentication, it is the number of user accounts created on the server. For Windows authentication, it is the number of users that have accessed the server during the last 30 days. Read the article KB148: How VisualSVN Server 4.0 calculates the number of active users for more information.

Maximum VDFS repositories allowed by the license

VisualSVN Server does not limit the number of regular non-distributed FSFS repositories on the server. But the maximum allowed number of distributed VDFS repositories is limited according to the license type:

  • Free Community license does not allow creating distributed VDFS repositories because it does not allow using the Multisite Repository Replication feature.
  • Paid Essential and Enterprise licenses have preconfigured limits on the number of distributed VDFS repositories. These limitations and license cost depend on the chosen license size. Available license sizes and their prices are listed on the Licensing page.
Note
Note Every VisualSVN Server instance must have a separate license key. When using the Multisite Repository Replication feature, the limitations on the number of VDFS repositories apply only to the server instance that is using the corresponding license.

License compatibility with VisualSVN Server 3.9 and older

The pre-4.0 Enterprise Edition licenses with an active maintenance subscription are treated as new Enterprise 4.0 licenses with an unlimited number of users and VDFS repositories. Therefore, the upgrade to VisualSVN Server 4.0 is fully transparent for VisualSVN Server Enterprise Edition installations that have a license key with an active maintenance subscription.

Please read the article KB147: How the licensing model changes in VisualSVN Server 4.0 for more information about compatibility of the new and old licensing models.

See also

KB147: How the licensing model changes in VisualSVN Server 4.0
KB148: How VisualSVN Server 4.0 calculates the number of active users

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