Why is iLok license manager so SH!T ???

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LeVzi
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2228 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Post Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:56 am

Honestly what a pile of crap. I just got little microshift and it's authorised on my iLok account on the website, but will not transfer to the license manager on the PC.

Soundtoys are a strange company , you have an account one minute, then you don't.

Anyway, anyone else having issues authorising this ?
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sureno
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1120 posts since 4 May, 2008 from West London Depot

Re: Why is iLok license manager so SH!T ???

Post Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:21 am

Nope never had issue with ilok or vendor using their product. Personally I prefer ilok to most other security methods

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KVRAF
8488 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Why is iLok license manager so SH!T ???

Post Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:39 am

Never had an issue here either. I recall I found the process slightly confusing at first, but everything has worked fine since then.

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Calenberger
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585 posts since 8 Sep, 2019 from Calenberg

Re: Why is iLok license manager so SH!T ???

Post Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:50 am

No, never a problem...
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rasmusklump
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951 posts since 13 May, 2004 from Germany

Re: Why is iLok license manager so SH!T ???

Post Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:08 am

Must be very complicated to drag a license from one place to another with the mouse...

I wish all my plugins were on iLok...

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KVRAF
1544 posts since 24 Mar, 2015 from Toronto, Canada

Re: Why is iLok license manager so SH!T ???

Post Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:15 am

iLok has.worked fine on my systems.

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Gamma-UT
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5256 posts since 8 Jun, 2009 from UK

Re: Why is iLok license manager so SH!T ???

Post Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:20 am

Are you sure you've got it assigned to the right iLok account? Because from here it sounds like you assigned the licence to one iLok account but are signing into the iLok manager on a different one.

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MadDogE134
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332 posts since 26 Nov, 2007

Re: Why is iLok license manager so SH!T ???

Post Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:44 am

never had an issue with ilok and i agree i wish all my protection schemes used the ilok... much simpler imo

Infinite5ths
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322 posts since 19 Sep, 2005 from Los Angeles, CA

Re: Why is iLok license manager so SH!T ???

Post Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:24 pm

The software (machine-based) iLok system has worked flawlessly for me. I’ve never owned a dongle.

marzelli
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70 posts since 13 May, 2018

Re: Why is iLok license manager so SH!T ???

Post Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:46 pm

Sorry to hear. I own multiple plugins from soundtoys. All authorized and work perfectly fine.

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LeVzi
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2228 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Re: Why is iLok license manager so SH!T ???

Post Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:42 pm

rasmusklump wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:08 am
Must be very complicated to drag a license from one place to another with the mouse...

I wish all my plugins were on iLok...
Drag from where to where, smartarse? It's not showing in the manager at all, yet its In the account
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LeVzi
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2228 posts since 8 Jul, 2008 from UK

Re: Why is iLok license manager so SH!T ???

Post Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:43 pm

Gamma-UT wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:20 am
Are you sure you've got it assigned to the right iLok account? Because from here it sounds like you assigned the licence to one iLok account but are signing into the iLok manager on a different one.
That's what I wondered, but there are 2 other plugins licensed on the same account, and another problem is there are a out 9 others on the license manager and not on my iLok account, so confusing.
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sureno
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1120 posts since 4 May, 2008 from West London Depot

Re: Why is iLok license manager so SH!T ???

Post Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:47 pm

when you say account do you mean sound toys account or ilk account, if its in the sound toys account you should have a serial number that you enter into ilk then it downloads the license to where you desire. to add the serial its a button with 3x dots in the top right of the ilk app


EDIT: also go to your account on sound toys and go to

My Account>
View All Individually Licensed Product Installers>
then look at the ilk name its registered too and cross reference it to the ilk sign in on the app

then you may have to click the license if you see it and activate it (right click) to where you want eg dongle or disk
LeVzi wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:42 pm
rasmusklump wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:08 am
Must be very complicated to drag a license from one place to another with the mouse...

I wish all my plugins were on iLok...
Drag from where to where, smartarse? It's not showing in the manager at all, yet its In the account

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Halonmusic
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3285 posts since 13 Nov, 2015 from Norway

Re: Why is iLok license manager so SH!T ???

Post Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:31 pm

Yeah i hate iLok
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christian f.
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156 posts since 3 Feb, 2017

Re: Why is iLok license manager so SH!T ???

Post Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:45 pm

I love the machine based iLok protection.

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