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This page gives details on the license setup for Chaos Group products.

Overview


Chaos License Server version 6.0 provides licensing of the Chaos products without the need for any physical devices to be plugged into your machine. It allows you to easily activate more licenses right after the purchase and provides a way to stay offline while using your Chaos products when you need to. It is still compatible with existing USB dongles, in case you need to use your licenses in this way.



Interface


The License Server's interface is accessible in a web browser. See the License Server Interface page for more information.



Installation


By default, the V-Ray for SketchUp installer offers License Server installation. See the Installation page for more information.

If you need to install the License Server separately, please see the Installing the License Server page for details on the process. This includes using your Chaos Group account to access your purchased licenses from anywhere online.



Activation


To activate your licenses, go to 127.0.0.1:30304 using your web browser and click SIGN IN from the ONLINE LICENSING menu. Enter your username and password. Once the activation is successful, see the list of your available licenses on the License Server home page.






Offline Activation and License Usage - Recommended for Machines Without Internet Access



You can activate your License Server even without Internet connection. To do this, download an activation request file from your License Server. Use another machine with Internet connection to log in with your Chaos Group account to my.chaosgroup.com and upload the activation request file. This generates an activation file. Upload the activation file to your License Server to activate it. To move the files from the computer without Internet connection to the one with, you can use a USB device.

See also the Borrowing Licenses for Offline Use page for additional information.


1) On the machine without Internet connection, open the License Server web interface page.

2) From the expandable menu of ONLINE LICENSING, go to OFFLINE ACTIVATION.



3) Press ACTIVATE OFFLINE button.



4) Download your activation request file (cert.crs).



5) Use another machine with Internet connection to log in to my.chaos.com with your Chaos Group account and press Activate License Server.



6) Name your license server and press NEXT.



7) Upload the activation request file you downloaded in step 4 and press ACTIVATE.



8) Download your Activation file (cert.crt).




9) On the machine without Internet connection, in your License Server web interface page, upload your Activation file (cert.crt) and press UPLOAD.



10) Your site is now successfully activated.



USB Dongle usage


The Licensing system allows you to use seats associated with your Chaos Group account from any computer. If you have a USB dongle with Chaos Group product licenses attached to your computer, you can utilize them with the License Server. For more details on this process, please see the Dongle usage page.


When using a dongle license connected to the License Server you are only able to access the dongle licenses on the machine that the dongle is connected to. You are unable to access dongle licenses over the internet on another machine logged into the License Server.



Settings


In most situations, adjusting the Settings for the online licensing system is not necessary. But if you need to adjust something, such as your connection settings because you're using a Proxy server, you can find them in the drop-down menu in the top right corner of the License Server webpage. For more details on what settings are adjustable from this area, please see the Advanced Settings page.



Troubleshooting


If you encounter any error messages, or are having any trouble with your license, please visit the License Server Troubleshooting page.