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dellboy wrote:

Fri Nov 12, 2021 6:28 pm

It would appear from reading the latest posts on the Cubase forum that the 30 day “check in” requires a user to be permanently logged into Steinbergs servers. So if you like to log out of servers, rather than stay permanently logged in, then does it mean having to log in each time you run Cubase?

The proposed system will permanently run a “Steinberg License Engine” service in the background. As far as I can tell, from what they’ve written, if it sees a connection it will indeed log on to their servers. Their justification for this is so that the time (before you have to log in again) is always as close to the maximum, of 30 days, as is possible.

However, it only “needs” to see the server every 30 days. Presumably you could (and would probably have to.. ) block the connection with your firewall/router between those 30 days, if you don’t want your computer constantly connecting to their server. Presumably the software will also fail to function if the background service is shut down.

Also, they’re still in the process of implementing the yearly option, AFAIK. The way they word things, this may not actually be an available option when Cubase 12 launches, but will be at some point later..

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