Roland Cloud Authorization Error

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1133 posts since 20 Feb, 2003

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 7:32 pm

fmr wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 8:50 am
The sign-in method now involves signing in through the Internet Browser (another stupid move from Roland). Maybe that's the missing detail
I don't think they'd do something like that willingly. A likely guess is it's something related to the framework they're using on Cloud Manager (to make cross platform easier) and that being tied into Chromium. If there's a security flaw identified, and they can't update things easily for some reason, then they'd be in a position where they either ignore it or pass the authentication stage off to the external browser (to remain secure) until they fix it.

Not saying that's the reason btw.. Just that it potentially "fits" with what we've seen. There might well be some alternative reasoning. But the jump out of the Manager program is a bit jarring, especially if you're not expecting it.

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424 posts since 5 Feb, 2012

Post Sat Oct 23, 2021 9:40 pm

ozinga wrote:
Sat Oct 23, 2021 1:19 pm
This happens sometimes on my system.
It was supposed to be fixed but not. I can only solve it by restarting the computer. RCM needs a real developer. It is horrible.
I tried restarting my Mac. I launched Roland Cloud Manager, logged out, and then logged back in via my Chrome web browser. When I did I received a strange message stating that there was an error scanning the Roland Cloud Manager catalog. But then when i launched Cubase 11 Pro, I was able to run the Zeneology Pro plugin. Everything seems to be working okay now. Who knows what fixed it.

These shenanigans make me very leery of purchasing lifetime licenses to the Roland Cloud plugins. This whole checking in with the Roland Cloud as proof of ownership is total bullshit anyway. Lots of other companies have found less onerous means of validating plugins (even if that means elicenser or iLok).

I think I am going to pass on these Roland plugins. They are not worth the hassle.
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