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Authorizing your workstation is a quick and easy process that is necessary before InstaLOD can be used.
Once a license has been acquired, InstaLOD is fully operational. Your workstation is now authorized for use with InstaLOD. Make sure to deauthorize your workstation before uninstalling InstaLOD, or you will not be able to authorize another workstation.
A list of all machine activations can be viewed in InstaLOD Cloud.
Machine Authorization for InstaLOD Studio XL
If you haven’t used InstaLOD on your computer before, the 'Manage License' window will appear when you start InstaLOD Studio XL. Enter your license information and press 'Authorize' to request a license for your workstation.
You can access the 'Manage License' window from the 'Help' menu to deauthorize your workstation.
Deauthorization takes 24 hours to complete. Until the deauthorization cycle is fully complete, the seat/node will remain locked and cannot be used to activate another machine.
Machine Authorization for InstaLOD Pipeline
To authorize your workstation using InstaLOD Pipeline,
cd into the InstaLOD Pipeline directory, execute the following command and replace the placeholders with your actual license information:
InstaLODCmd -authorize <username> <password>
Your workstation is now authorized for use with InstaLOD.
Machine Authorization for InstaLOD Integrations
Authorizing and deauthorizing InstaLOD can be done in all Integrations by navigating to the 'Setup' tab and entering your license information.
Offline Authorization - InstaLOD Pipeline (Enterprise)
Enterprise licensees can make use of offline authorization in situations where a machine that needs to be activated has no access to the internet. In these cases, a machine that has an active internet connection can be used to create a license file on behalf of another machine. The activating machine needs to have the latest version of InstaLOD Pipeline installed.
IMPORTANT: Please note that you do not require the InstaLOD Pipeline license entitlements to authorize InstaLOD via Pipeline
First, it is necessary to acquire the machine key of the target machine. Click 'Help' in Studio XL’s main menu and select 'Manage License'. The machine key will be displayed in the 'Offline Authorization' panel.
Copy and paste the key to the machine that will fulfill the authorization request. Execute InstaLOD Pipeline and specify the machine key together with the 'authorizeKey' argument:
InstaLODCmd -authorizeKey <key> <filename> <username> <password>
InstaLOD Pipeline will now request a license file for the specified license and write it to the specified location.
Copy the generated license file to the target machine and ingest it into the InstaLOD licensing system by clicking on 'Ingest License' in the 'Manage License' window of Studio XL. Your workstation will now be fully activated and the 'Manage License' window can be closed.
Offline Authorization - Single Seat License
- Machine key of the machine that needs authorizing. Please read the previous chapter of this article on where to find the machine key.
- InstaLOD-Cloud account username
- InstaLOD-Cloud account password. The password can be changed after receiving the license file