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Permission set licenses vs Feature licenses

What is the difference between Permission set licenses and Feature licenses?

Here is an explanation in Salesforce Documentation which I do not fully understand:
Permission Set Licenses
A permission set is a convenient way to assign users specific settings and permissions to use various tools and functions. Permission set licenses incrementally entitle users to access features that are not included in their user licenses. Users can be assigned any number of permission set licenses.

Feature Licenses Overview

A feature license entitles a user to access an additional feature that is not included with his or her user license, such as Marketing or Work.com. Users can be assigned any number of feature licenses.

I guess I should start by asking what is the difference between a "Permission" and a "Feature". I know what a Permission is (Example, a Profile is a set of Permissions). But, in contrast, what is a Feature in Salesforce?

Thank you.
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I am now seeing the "Feature Licenses" in the Setup > Company Profile > Company Information

I see how Salesforce has designed its solution differenciating Permission Set Licenses from Feature License.

I am not sure why Salesforce decided that, for example "Identity Connect" is a Permission (not a Feature) or why "Marketing User" is a Feature (not a Permission) but... I guess it is what it is (I am not sure if there is some robust logic underlying this differentiation).

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Amit Chaudhary 8Amit Chaudhary 8
On the surface, you're correct and both extend the access a user has to the platform. But they do it in different ways.

A feature license just grants a user access to a specific feature. You either enable it or disable it in the user's profile and that's it.

Permission set licenses grant more granular control because the user needs both a permission set license giving them the right to use a feature or certain features and a permission set describing what they can do with it.

There's validation involved when assigning the permission set to user. So if I create a permission setwith permissions that requires a specific permission set license I cannot assign the permission set to a user unless they also have the related permission set license.
 
TedXYZ7TedXYZ7
For me to visualize more clearly *what a "Feature" really is in Salesforce*, could you please give me examples of Features and Feature licenses? The normal concept of "Feature" (outside Salesforce) is normally something like a "Capability" (set of metadata, code, etc. that could be part of an App). In Salesforce, *is a "Feature" a set of "Permission sets" only*? OR is it a set of metadata + code, etc. (a "Capability" like you would expect of any functionality outside Salesforce). Thank you.
TedXYZ7TedXYZ7
I am now seeing the "Feature Licenses" in the Setup > Company Profile > Company Information

I see how Salesforce has designed its solution differenciating Permission Set Licenses from Feature License.

I am not sure why Salesforce decided that, for example "Identity Connect" is a Permission (not a Feature) or why "Marketing User" is a Feature (not a Permission) but... I guess it is what it is (I am not sure if there is some robust logic underlying this differentiation).

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On the surface, you're correct and both extend the access a user has got to the platform. But they are doing it in several ways. A feature license just grants user access to a selected feature. You either enable it or disable it within the user's profile and that is it.

Permission set licenses grant more granular control because the user needs both a permission set license giving them the proper to use a feature or certain features and a permission set describing what they will do with it. There's validation involved when assigning the permission set to the user. So if I create a permission set with permissions that need a selected permission set license I cannot assign the permission set to a user unless they even have the related permission set license.

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