Cinegy License Service is meant to control an access to the licensed Cinegy software through the USB hardware dongles and software key files. This article describes Cinegy License Service installation and configuration.

Installation

Cinegy License Service is installed automatically during a Cinegy product installation, or can be downloaded separately from Cinegy User Portal and Cinegy Partner Portal.

Note
For proper functioning of Cinegy products it is strongly recommended to use the latest Cinegy License Service version.

Cinegy License Service is installed as a Windows Service:

License_service

To install Cinegy License Service manually, run the Setup.exe file from the installation package. After this the Cinegy License Service setup wizard will be started:

Setup wizard

Press "Next" to proceed with the installation or "Cancel" to abort and exit the setup wizard.

Read and accept the license agreement:

EULA

Press "Next" to proceed. Choose the destination folder for Cinegy License Service installation:

Destination

Press "Next" to proceed. In the dialog that appears confirm your decision about the Cinegy License Service installation by pressing the "Install" button. A progress bar shows the progress of the installation process. After the installation is completed, press the "Finish" button to exit the setup wizard.

Configuration

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To configure Cinegy License Service click the application icon either in Windows Start menu or in Windows File Explorer.

In the following configuration dialog that appears you can change necessary settings:

License_service-configurator

License Service

When the "Allow Remote Connection" option is enabled, the remote machines will be able to request licenses from the service. It is disabled by default. To apply the changed option state, press the "Save changes" button.

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Define the timeout in seconds to keep the connections alive.

The "Default Software License Renewal URL" checkbox is active by default. The default URL is used by Cinegy License Service to request renewed license. Leave it as is or deselect the checkbox to enter another URL to the different service location and version, which may be changed over time.

Logging

You can enable logging of Cinegy License Service activities by selecting the "Enable Logging" checkbox:

License_service-logging

By default logs are stored in the following path: C:\ProgramData\CinegyLicenseServer\Logs. Press the Select-button button to change the logging folder.

  • Trace Level - select the the custom debug level.

  • Error Level - select the necessary level of errors.

  • Day Start At - specify the hour when the new day starts if the log file is set to be created every day.

  • Rotate Frequency - specify how often a new log file is created, in hours.

Service Control

This field allows user to start, stop and restart Cinegy License Service via the relevant buttons:

License_service-control

The "Status" indicator goes green when the service is started, and switches to red when the service is stopped.

License Client

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The "Use Remote License Servers" option defines whether the licenses should be requested from the remote license servers. It is disabled by default. To save the option state, press the "Save changes" button.

In the "License Server Addresses" field below you can enter, comma separated, addresses of all available license servers.