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Startup Command and Parameter Reference
Startup Parameter Descriptions : Login Governor (-nGovernor)

Login Governor (-nGovernor)

Use Login Governor (-nGovernor) to specify the maximum number of users who can login for a tenant in a multi-tenant database. The valid value for the Login Governor ranges from 1 to 32000.
Operating system and syntax
UNIX / Windows
-nGovernor n
Use with
Maximum value
Minimum value
Single-user default
Multi-user default
Database Server

1 The default is the value of the -n startup parameter, implying there is no per-tenant limit.

The maximum number of users.
Note: Login governor applies to the default tenant and a regular tenant. This governor does not apply to super-tenants and non multi-tenant databases.
Login governor prevents a tenant from using all the database connections, and prevents other tenants from logging in. When a user attempts to log into a database, and the available login resource allocation for the tenant has been exceeded, an error message is recorded in the database log as:
Attempt to exceed tenant login governor for tenant <tenant ID>. Increase -n or -nGovernor.
The Startup file Virtual System Table (VST) contains a field for the Login Governor startup parameter. For more information on Startup file, see OpenEdge Data Management: Database Administration.
The PROMON utility helps you to monitor and change Login Governor values. For more information on how the PROMON utility monitors online Login Governor, see OpenEdge Data Management: Database Administration.