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#1 Chalisque

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 01:35 AM

When I want to effectively isolate one music project from another, multiple user accounts should be the easy way to do it.  It is except for one problem: software authorisation that is tied to the user account not just the machine.

 

When I try to authorise my POD software (for which a valid authorisation that I paid for exists on my TonePort), it informs my that I have reached the limit of authorisations.

 

This is silly.

 

Either use a hardware dongle or a challenge-response that authorises the machine once for all users, or offer a way for users to pass authorisations from one user account to another, on the same machine without intervention of an internet server.

 

However nice the POD software may be, if I cannot use it in a new user account without jumping through hoops, it is effectively useless and I am better off not using it at all, no matter how good the DSP is.  Relying on a product for serious music projects where product authorisation issues may prevent me using it at a critical moment is not good enough.

 

Please put your paying licensed users first and make it easy for them to use your products that they have paid for.


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#2 TheRealZap

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 03:05 AM

simply call them and get it reset, or open a ticket: http://line6.com/company/contact/

it's very easy.


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#3 BigChas52

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:14 AM

Why not just use the same Line 6 login for all users?


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#4 TheRealZap

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:27 AM

Why not just use the same Line 6 login for all users?

 

I thought he meant logging into different user profiles on the computer... i don't think you can have multiple line6 logins with the same licenses.


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#5 Triryche

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:40 AM

Not quite getting why you would need multiple user accounts, unless by projects you mean clients.

 

Line6 did use a security dongle in 2 flavors, i-Lok, or your Line6 hardware, such as the Toneport.

Many users complained about the hassle and restrictions of having to use their hardware as a dongle.

 

So now there is Pod Farm 2.5 hardware independent.

If they did not have some sort of limitation on the authorizations I could theoretically authorize 1000's of computers.

 

They still have the i-Lok version available, but it is for plug-in only.


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#6 BigChas52

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Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:41 AM

I thought he meant logging into different user profiles on the computer... i don't think you can have multiple line6 logins with the same licenses.

Precisely.  He could have different user accounts on the computer, but use the same Line 6 account to authorize with.  He shouldn't run out of authorizations unless he is trying to authorize the computer(s) for POD Farm use without plugging in the TonePort.


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