Audio Weaver Designer

Licensing System

Overview

AWE Designer uses an online, account-based licensing system. This system gives developers the flexibility to use AWE Designer on multiple machines and allows features to be enabled over time.

To allow temporary offline-usage - in that hotel room, airplane, or remote site - Designer also has a built-in grace-period where it can operate for several days without an internet connection. 

Finally, for those rare circumstances where an IT department cannot modify the firewall, node-locked offline-licenses are available to support fully offline access.  

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License Administration

When seats of AWE Designer are purchased, they are granted to a designated account on dspconcepts.com. This account-holder serves as the License Administrator for the licenses, assigning them to individual developers' accounts. (The License Administrator may also be a developer and assign themselves a license.)

Licenses may be reassigned at any time. To assign a license, the License Administrator should do the following:

 

1. Login and go to their My Account page

2. Scroll down to the License Administration section

3. Add email address of the assignee's dspconcepts.com account 

4. Click the [ Update ] button at the bottom of the page.

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Assigned Licenses

Developers can see all licenses assigned to them in the "Assigned Licenses" section of the My Account page. 

 
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Firewall Whitelisting

Each time Designer runs, it contacts the DSP Concepts Licensing Server to verify licensing status.  For some users, this may require your IT department to add a firewall exception.

Please add or request the following be added to your firewall's whitelist:   *.dspconcepts.com  and ports  80 and 443

 

Offline Licensing

To support temporary offline use (hotel room, airplane, etc), there is a short grace-period where Designer can operate without contacting the licensing server.

For the rare exceptions when firewall settings cannot be changed, permanent offline access is available using a node-locked license.

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