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chakkman
Joined: Mar 14 2016
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iLok goes cloud

October 18, 2017 - 04:48 pm

Hey guys,

 

PACE is obviously offering a dongle free, cloud based copy protection scheme soon. See here, for more details: https://paceap.com/pace-ilok-cloud.html

 

Wondering if Eventide consider this protection scheme. I'd be really happy, because i'd prefer it vastly to using a dongle, or using the software iLok, because you won't need an additional software to be installed either, because the authorization is being done in the plugin. 

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DGillespie
Joined: Jan 29 2008
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October 21, 2017 - 01:33 pm

chakkman wrote:

Hey guys,

 

PACE is obviously offering a dongle free, cloud based copy protection scheme soon. See here, for more details: https://paceap.com/pace-ilok-cloud.html

 

Wondering if Eventide consider this protection scheme. I'd be really happy, because i'd prefer it vastly to using a dongle, or using the software iLok, because you won't need an additional software to be installed either, because the authorization is being done in the plugin. 

Hi Chakkman,

We really haven't discussed supporting it or not, so thanks for the request.

Dan

chakkman
Joined: Mar 14 2016
Posts: 10
December 23, 2017 - 09:35 am

Thanks Dan. Just a quick reminder (even though you probably know it already): The Cloud protection is available in the iLok client for a couple of versions now. Would love to use my Eventide plugins soon with it.

 

And a merry christmas to the Eventide staff, and the users here. :)

radioman521
Joined: Apr 21 2015
Posts: 26
January 29, 2018 - 08:41 am

chakkman wrote:

Thanks Dan. Just a quick reminder (even though you probably know it already): The Cloud protection is available in the iLok client for a couple of versions now. Would love to use my Eventide plugins soon with it.

 

And a merry christmas to the Eventide staff, and the users here. :)

Before this recent change you could not use the iLok cloud for actual use - you still had to have the license asset on a physical iLok connected to the computer in use. All you could previously use the Cloud for was to transfer a license asset from your iLok to the Cloud and then when you got to say another studio you'd download that license asset onto a physical iLok. Also keep in mind that not all developers are going to support the new functionality for the iLok Cloud.

chakkman
Joined: Mar 14 2016
Posts: 10
September 03, 2018 - 06:30 pm

McDSP now offers the iLok Cloud option:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fC-YIbioqxs&feature=youtu.be

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felipeabel
Joined: Nov 13 2017
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September 16, 2018 - 09:42 am

It seems to be fantastic!

I hope all companies that are using iLok, soon switch to the cloud version.

Guys, would not it be a good idea to make an topic with subscriptions on Geartlutz and KVR?

radioman521
Joined: Apr 21 2015
Posts: 26
September 16, 2018 - 04:21 pm

felipeabel wrote:

It seems to be fantastic!

I hope all companies that are using iLok, soon switch to the cloud version.

Guys, would not it be a good idea to make an topic with subscriptions on Geartlutz and KVR?

No, it would NOT be a good idea. Too many people having problems with Cloud iLok. Have an iffy internet connection and whatever you're doing stops dead in the water. Every program that uses iLok polls the dongle at regular intervals. Ask yourself - would you want to be in the middle of a recording session, especially one that can't be repeated, and the recoding comes to a halt? Wouldn't want to deal with that mess.

 

I love iLok and wish more companies would use it. But not the cloud version.

chakkman
Joined: Mar 14 2016
Posts: 10
September 16, 2018 - 06:36 pm

Companies can add the iLok cloud option to the other authorization options. It's entirely optional, not a either/or case.

radioman521
Joined: Apr 21 2015
Posts: 26
September 16, 2018 - 09:05 pm

chakkman wrote:

Companies can add the iLok cloud option to the other authorization options. It's entirely optional, not a either/or case.

Sure it's an option but still a disaster for the reason(s) I wrote about. Why offer users something that is that? If it were my company and people asked for Cloud iLok I'd tell them I'm not offering it as I want my customers to have a great experience. Besides there's the whole security thing with any cloud s/w. Too liable to be intercepted and hacked. Yes - iLok has been hacked before.

chakkman
Joined: Mar 14 2016
Posts: 10
September 17, 2018 - 10:19 am

Where did you read that people have issues, though? I don't know many companies who offer iLok cloud. Actually, i know of only two, Avid and McDSP.

radioman521
Joined: Apr 21 2015
Posts: 26
September 17, 2018 - 01:11 pm

chakkman wrote:

Where did you read that people have issues, though? I don't know many companies who offer iLok cloud. Actually, i know of only two, Avid and McDSP.

On the DUC. Iffy internet whether wired or wireless, can't open sessions, etc. Keep in mind when you lose the internet the session grinds to a halt and PT will refuse to work. PT needs to see iLok at all times.