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Old 07-13-2021, 08:00 AM
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Hi,

Is there a way to manage multiple iLok cloud licenses from a master account? At work, we have around 10 licenses and it would be great if everyone could use their iLok cloud license instead of the USB drive. But it would also be great if an employee left, that we could easily re-assign that license to a new employee without having to get the former employees credentials for their iLok cloud account. I believe Apple has a function like this for their ecosystem, does Avid?
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Old 07-13-2021, 09:41 AM
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Even if there IS a way to do this, my personal recommendation would be to avoid cloud authorization. Put the licenses on physical iLoks and tether them to the computers(or mount them internally if possible)
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Old 07-13-2021, 03:02 PM
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I hear ya. The reason I'm wanting to do the cloud version is that we all have Mac Pros at the office, and MacBook Pros for at home. It'd be great to have the ability to use the same license whether I'm on the Mac Pro or my MacBook. And I know that's possible with the cloud iLok, but just want to be able to manage it from a master account or something like that.
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Hi, Is there a way to manage multiple iLok cloud licenses from a master account?
I don't think there is.
Not that I know.
But it really is what I think is one of the basic ideas of iLok Cloud; I log out from one machine, go to another, log in and use the same license. The license is in the cloud instead of on the iLok. You don't need the physical dongle.

But as far as I understand this is a one-user, one-license thing and I don't think you can 'manage' several accounts like you suggest. Each individual has an account and a license, and they can use it anywhere with a online pc, one pc at a time.

Dave, and others on the forum like to say 'stay away from iLok Cloud, nothing good about it', but I say it has its uses, like your scenario, but of course it requires reliable internet connection. I've used it for over a year now, and have few complaints.

I can't see why it couldn't be done, though. A master account for managing corporate licenses. Hm.
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...Is there a way to manage multiple iLok cloud licenses from a master account? ....

Yes - if all have the iLok's Account Name and Password
(theft is not a problem with ZDT)


If work bought around 10 iLoks and gave each iLok-user an iLok to take home:
(1) Finish work – Deactivate license from work iLok to iLok account
(2) At home – Activate chosen license to individual iLok
(3) Finish home session – must remember to Deactivate license from home iLok to iLok account, so it can be Activated at work tomorrow!

Lost/stolen/broken iLoks – for US$30 per iLok per year you’re covered: Zero Downtime (ZDT)
https://www.ilok.com/#!zdt-coverage

In the LH column of iLok License Manager, double-click on iLok to view ZDT

Just to the right of:
Theft & Loss Coverage (TLC), slide the (blue-background) button to ‘ON
ILM needs to see the physical iLok every 90 days, or less – where you hit the ‘Refresh’ button (just to the right of ‘ON’ button)

ZDT is far cheaper than adding Contents Insurance (for all your licenses) to your Work and/or Home Insurance Policies!



Most plug-in licenses have 2 or 3 Authorizations - so these plug-ins could be installed on home computers, too
Just have to work out in advance: who uses what plug-ins - and when?
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Yes - if all have the iLok's Account Name and Password (theft is not a problem with ZDT)
Makes no sense.
We're talking about iLok Cloud.
Only one user per license at a time.
that's far from 'managing multiple ilok cloud licenses from a master account'.

But I get your idea of getting everybody a 'home ilok' + ZDT. I had to read it a couple of times, but it makes sense.
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... We're talking about iLok Cloud.
Only one user per license at a time....
OP said there's already multiple Cloud licenses set up at work ... so it should be "good to go" (if "The Boss" agrees!)
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OP said there's already multiple Cloud licenses set up at work ... so it should be "good to go" (if "The Boss" agrees!)
…but no way for the boss to manage anything from a 'master account'.
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…but no way for the boss to manage anything from a 'master account'.
Trust can be a very "good-earner" ...

Most Bosses would not object to employees' putting in extra work at home ...

and .... everything (but his/her ego) is covered by ZDT



The Boss can see in iLok License Manager which Cloud licenses have been moved to individual “Home” iLoks – and knows who is using these …


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But I get your idea of getting everybody a 'home ilok' + ZDT. I had to read it a couple of times, but it makes sense.
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