Applies to:

iRise Studio Enterprise Edition for Mac
 Version: 8.9.1 onwards.

Summary:

This article describes how to generate and install a license for iRise Studio Enterprise Edition on Mac OS X.

1. Locate MAC Address(es)

Launch the Terminal application and type: networksetup -listallhardwareports
 
 Note the Ethernet Addresses of the Ethernet (en0) and Wi-Fi (en1) interfaces. They'll look like this:
 
 Hardware Port: Ethernet
 Device: en0
 Ethernet Address: 01:0b:28:65:di:89
 Hardware Port: Wi-Fi
 Device: en1
 Ethernet Address: 6c:92:ef:fa:bb:5y

2. Generate a new license

Note that this section only applies to users who have been granted access to the download site. You may have been issued a license by your iRise administrator. In that case, this section can be ignored.


 Log into https://irise.subscribenet.com * and click on the gray 'Click here to download a License Key' text link to the right of iRise Studio Enterprise Edition.
 

Enter your machine's description and your MAC address(es) noted above, replacing the colons (:) with dashes (-). Click the 'Generate' button.
 

Locate your machine's description and click on the 'Download' button to download your irise.license file. Check that the downloaded file doesn't have a .txt file extension.

* If you have lost your login credentials, click on the “Password Finder” text link and your login credentials will be emailed to the associated email address of your account.

3a. Install your license - via Activation Window (v8.10.2 onwards)

Whilst you can use the manual method as described in 3b for installing your license file, iRise Studio v8.10.2 onwards introduced a feature to allow you to activate your license directly from within Studio, by copying/pasting the license contents. If you don't have a valid license file in place, you'll automatically see an activation screen when you launch Studio:

Open your irise.license file with a text editor. Highlight the entire contents that are contained in the file. Copy those contents, and paste the the screen above, (T'o convert your trial to a full version, paste your license text'.).  The Activate button will become active for you to select.  You should see the below confirmation of successful activation.

You should now be able to successfully launch Studio. If you wish to apply a new license, or display the number of days remaining on the current license, from within Studio, press 'Help' -> 'Activate License'.

3b. Install your license - old method via manual placement (v8.10.1 & earlier)

Begin by installing Studio. After launching Studio for the first time, the following directory gets created:
 
 /Users/<your user folder>/Library/Application Support/iRise/License
 
 Copy the irise.license into the directory above and Start Studio.
 
 Note for Lion (OS X 10.7.x): In Lion the Library is hidden by default. You can get to your library by using the Finder's 'Go to Folder' feature by selecting it from the Go menu or by pressing [shift]-[cmd]-G with the Finder in focus. In the resulting window, type '~/Library' in the field and click Go to open the Library folder.
 
 
 Having trouble installing your license? - see our troubleshooting KB for details - Studio License Issues - MAC Address Based License
 Need to revoke a license? - see the following KB: Revoking an iRise License

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