CloudBased Floating Network Licenses have Arrived!

Want to access your license from multiple locations and hate carrying them damn dongles?
Need and easy way to Assign/Revoke Licenses for your work from home (WFH) users?
OR just want to loan your BaseHead License to a buddy for a few days?

If so…Then this is Soooo for you and it’s currently in BETA ready to be played with Now!

These new CloudBased Containers now allow you to leave the dongles at home and access your BaseHead license from anywhere now……well….as long as you have Internet most of the time….¬†ūüėȬ†

We built this new system so it will integrate with the same existing¬†¬†.key¬†file system and you can jump between License Containers on the ‘My Licenses Page’ from Cloud¬†to a¬†USB Device¬†to System Drive Binding¬†or to iLok Binding.¬† It’s super flexible cuz a License Container is just a container.¬† You choose which one to use and when!¬†
Heading to the jungle to record for a week?  Then bind to your laptop for that time and move it back to Cloud or a Device when you get back to civilization with internet and more USB ports.

NOTE: CodeMeter CmStick/CmACT users can’t jump at will between license containers like the .key users but we can move you off that¬†system¬†if you want no problem and it’s Free now!¬† ¬†Just Ask!

Read this Post for more info on Self Manageable Licenses that arrived a few months back. 

Now on to the latest Sh*t 
Here is a screenshot of an Activated Cloud Container on the ‘My Licenses’ page.¬† ¬†They appear along side any Device bound licenses you maybe already have and it gives you info on who is using the current license with the option to Kick them off also.

The main focus¬† when designing these new Cloud License Containers was definitely partially Pandemic driven.¬† ¬†So by design, each license should be assigned to individual Named Users that need to move about to multiple locations¬†OR a¬†facility with say 25+ users with some working on site, some working at home and some going back and forth between both locations depending on current¬† Pandemic restrictions.¬†If an IT Admin gets word from management to reassign a WFHers license they can easily ‘Deactivate’ it and create a new Cloud.key for another user in seconds!¬† In fact, no IT experience is required to Dish these out, Manage, Deactivate and Re-assign them to a new named user like other systems out there.¬† 8)


Here are some typical cases when you might want to switch to CloudBased Licenses…

  • User that want to use their same license at home and at work or at the same location on multiple rigs.
  • Facilities that need to Dish out/Manage Licenses to WFH users quickly and painlessly.
  • Users wanting to lend their homie a license for a few days.¬† Share BaseHead Love man!¬† You bought the license so we believe you should be able to hand it off to anyone to borrow easily and whenever.¬† No licensing C-Blocking going on here. ūüėČ

So…If you are interested in testing this, send me an email to¬†licensing ‘at’ baseheadinc ‘dot’ com
with the Subject ”Cloud Licensing BETA’

FYI: This will be a long BETA phase and in the meantime we will give you an extra Cloud test license to use so you can fall back on the old one in 5 seconds in case of issues arise during the long testing phase.

We really really want to get some facilities onboard the BETA train to share what your needs are for this regarding firewalls and proxy servers etc.¬† ¬†So facilities!…please get in touch also so we can pick your brain and get more info on your setups to bake into the hot new option on the first official release.

 -Steve Tushar

What if I leave my Cloud Session running at home and go to work? 
No problem!¬† On the ‘My Licenses Page’ you will see a ‘Logout’ button and force kill the current running copy and the launch a new session at work for now.¬† We will soon add a Hostile Takeover mode in the next few weeks also that it will not be required to even go to this page to takeover a running Cloud Session.

What if my home internet goes down for a few hours? 
we will building a Grace Period into these containers to solve this problem.  This will come in the next month or so and will still allow you to launch BaseHead no problem for a period of time.

Will there be an option to grab from a pool of licenses?
Yup…it’s planned for sure!¬† Once we get all the kinks ironed out for the named users features we will have an option for this also.¬† It will still work with simple .key files and for facilities with 12 users you would dump 12 .keys in each rigs Licenses folder and it will grab the first one availible.¬† Easy Peasy. ūüėČ