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Cortex XSOAR Administrator Guide

Cortex XSOAR
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The Cortex XSOAR license type determines which components users can utilize. License types are community, starter, or enterprise.

Cortex XSOAR requires a yearly license per user, with the exception of the Cortex XSOAR Community Edition. Multi-year licenses are available.

License Usage

This table describes the types of Cortex XSOAR licenses which are used in the following circumstances:



Cortex XSOAR Community Edition

For evaluating Cortex XSOAR, partner development, and general free usage.

Cortex XSOAR Threat Intel Management Edition

Built for Threat Intelligence & Security Operations teams who need threat intelligence based automation.

Cortex XSOAR Starter Edition

Built for Security Operations and Incident Response customers who need case management with collaboration and playbook driven automation

Cortex XSOAR Edition

Built for customers who need a complete security automation solution.

License Quota

The following table describes the license quotas of each version in Cortex XSOAR. The license includes the number of users that can be configured. Self service read-only users do not count as users in your license pool.


Multi-Tenant Licenses

XSOAM TIM, XSOAR Starter Edition, and XSOAR are all available for multi-tenant deployments, with a multi-tenant license. Cortex XSOAR multi-tenant deployments are designed for MSSPs (managed security service providers) and enterprises that require strict data segregation, but also need the flexibility to share and manage critical security practices across tenant accounts.


Cortex XSOAR has audit users and full users.

Audit user

Audit users have read-only permission in Cortex XSOAR, meaning they do not have the ability to edit system components and data, or run commands, automations, and playbooks. Audit users can view incidents, dashboards, and reports.

Full user

Full users have read-write permission in Cortex XSOAR, meaning they have the ability to view and edit system components and data. They can investigate incidents, run automation scripts and playbooks, chat in the War Room, etc. Full users’ access to Cortex XSOAR is determined by their assigned role.