The following licenses are available in Swivle:

Content Manager license
This license gives access to all features and is aimed at the following types of users:

  • System administrators who need to set up and manage the Swivle environment (*)
  • Power users who need to be able to upload files and manage folders, collections, metadata, etc.  

The Content Manager is a named license, which means that every user needs a separate license and uses their own combination of their email and password to log in.

Content Consumer license
This license allows users to search, download and share files. It is aimed at the following types of users:

  • Internal staff who need access to your archive for in-house production and reference
  • External users such as resellers or press, to whom you want to provide a limited set of materials in a branded environment (Brand portal) 

The Content Consumer is a named license, which means that every user needs a separate license and uses their own combination of their email and password to log in. This has the advantage that you can determine the permissions and access rules on a individual level.


Portal license
The Portal license is similar to the Content Consumer license and allows Portal visitors to search, download and share files. It is aimed at the following types of users:

  • Internal staff who need access to your archive for in-house production and reference
  • External users such as resellers or press, to whom you want to provide a limited set of materials in a branded environment (public or password-protected Portal)

So the goal and the interface of the Content Consumers and the Portal visitors are very similar, but the Portals have the following advantages:

  • You can create multiple Portals, and every Portal can be accessed on a unique subdomain (xxxxx.swivle.cloud), has unique branding and unique content
  • We allow multiple people to access the Portal, so you don't need a separate license for every visitor
  • The Portals can be made publicly available or can be password-protected
  • Every Portal visitor sees the same content for each Portal (unlike the Content Consumers)


API license
The Swivle REST API allows you to customize and integrate applications with Swivle. 


(*) The person who signs up for a Swivle account is automatically assigned the role of system administrator. Only system administrators will have access to the Management Console which is used for managing users, permissions and other settings. This means that when purchasing Swivle, at least one Content Manager license needs to be obtained.

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