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Old 04-10-2021, 02:47 PM
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Default Steinberg & VSL dropping eLicenser

While browsing over at the Motunation forum (used to be a member there because I have Digital Performer) and saw a thread that mentioned that both Steinberg and VSL are dropping the eLicenser key; VSL has their Vienna key which is the same thing. VSL is going to iLok and it doesn't look like Steinberg have made up their minds. Dates for switchover unknown at this point in time.


Here's a link to a thread at the Steinberg forums:
https://forums.steinberg.net/t/licen...s-ahead/701407


Here's a link to the VSL thread:
https://www.vsl.co.at/community/post...Lok#post302591


For VSL it looks like for a short time they'll have both their existing system and iLok operational so one can make the changeover. They're saying it won't cost the end user anything (unless uoi don't have an iLok). They haven't settled on if it'll be physical iLok or include Cloud. No machine license.


Thing is I never got an email from either company on this. Not only do I have VEPro 7 but also Wavelab 10 as well as a couple of ancient Arturia licenses on the Steinberg/Vienna key. And of course a boatload of licenses on my iLok.
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Old 04-13-2021, 08:05 AM
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Default Re: Steinberg & VSL dropping eLicenser

Steinberg said that they would drop eLicenser in the future but they only begin the reflexion about it. They made a public statement after some major crash of their license server. So it may takes some time (months, years?) before it actually gets real. I think that's why they have not send any communication about it directly to individual users.
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Steinberg said that they would drop eLicenser in the future but they only begin the reflexion about it. They made a public statement after some major crash of their license server. So it may takes some time (months, years?) before it actually gets real. I think that's why they have not send any communication about it directly to individual users.
However long it takes Steinberg to drop eLicenser it's enough to worry VSL into moving to iLok. If you read the thread I linked to on the VSL forum they mention they'll have the eLicenser operational as long as Steinberg has the servers working until VSL users can switch over to iLok. But VSL isn't taking any chances. Undoubtedly VSL knows more about what's going on than they'll admit to in public.
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I don't see it as a bad thing. To me, iLok is a better platform than eLicenser has ever been. I wonder how many company used eLicenser.
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I don't see it as a bad thing. To me, iLok is a better platform than eLicenser has ever been. I wonder how many company used eLicenser.
Arturia used to use eLicenser in the early days.
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