License collision from remote instances

According to the terms of my IDEA license agreement it is permissible for the same user to run duplicate copies of the IDEA software on different machines. Up until now I have been running one copy of IDEA on my Windows box and another on my Linux box. After installing build 1050 it is no longer possible to do so, because of the license collision detector.

The commercial license states "You may not... (v) install and run the Software from a network server, or use the Software on different computers, unless the user on all computers is the same." Well, the user in both cases is the same - it's me! However, I login under different names on the two systems, and to change this would be annoying, inconvenient and time-consuming, to say the least.

Please explain how I can continue to use my two IDEA installations concurrently, as permitted by my license agreement?

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Please explain how I can continue to use my two IDEA installations concurrently, as permitted by my license agreement?


Try to install and configure a personal firewall.
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Lars Köhler

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Lars Köhler wrote:

Try to install and configure a personal firewall.


That is circumventing the license collision protocols, and not always an
option when (on *nix) you dont have access to modify the kernel, or (on
any platform) have administrative permissions.

I constantly run my development environments on multiple platforms for
testing and debugging purposes (especially with networked applications)
and do not usually have admin access to the workstations Im using.

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I constantly run my development environments on multiple platforms for
testing and debugging purposes (especially with networked applications)
and do not usually have admin access to the workstations Im using.


I don't know how to configure Unix/Linux firewalls, but on Windows you
should not have any problem, because you often can't use a machine
without admin rights because of bad-developped software which needs
admin rights (e.g. write access in install directory).
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Lars Köhler

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Lars Köhler wrote:

on Windows you often can't use a machine
without admin rights


My point being, you can use a machine without admin rights - I do all
the time, as do the rest of the team. Only a limited number of people
have access to accounts with admin access - and development software
isnt accessible from them.

As you can use a maching without admin rights, and there are many
situations where you will be unable (and in some cases unknowledgable of
how) to install a firewall (e.g. on OS/X I use IDEA, but wouldnt know
where to start with a firewall, nor do I have sufficent access to try).

An alternative sollution is still required to enable Adrian Price to use
his license as it allows to him to use it!

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If I remember correctly, you are allowed to run IDEA on multiple machines,
but not at the same time.

HTH,
Andrei


"Adrian Price" <adrianp@btinternet.com> wrote in message
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According to the terms of my IDEA license agreement it is permissible for

the same user to run duplicate copies of the IDEA software on different
machines. Up until now I have been running one copy of IDEA on my Windows
box and another on my Linux box. After installing build 1050 it is no
longer possible to do so, because of the license collision detector.
>

The commercial license states "You may not... (v) install and run the

Software from a network server, or use the Software on different computers,
unless the user on all computers is the same." Well, the user in
both cases is the same - it's me! However, I login under different names on
the two systems, and to change this would be annoying, inconvenient and
time-consuming, to say the least.
>

Please explain how I can continue to use my two IDEA installations

concurrently, as permitted by my license agreement?


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Andrei, it would seem that you do not remember correctly.

The licence definitely is not that restrictive: a search of the IDEA_license.txt file for any of the words "concurrent", "simultaneous", "parallel", "use", "different" "computer", "machine", "user", "same", "time", "one", "once", "only" fails to reveal any restriction on the same user running the same licence on multiple machines concurrently. In fact, the only clause that deals with this situation is the one I cited previously, namely section "3. GRANT OF LICENSE", and that clause permits such use, since the only proviso is that the user is the same (N.B. "user", not "user ID"):

"You may not:
...

(v) install and run the Software from a network server, or use the Software on different computers, unless the user on all computers is the same."

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And how do you ensure that the two running instances are used by the same person? Include a camera and face scanning software?

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Was there ever a resolution to this? I'm in the same boat...

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do you have a personal firewall?

Was there ever a resolution to this? I'm in the same boat...


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Simple solution:

Buy a second licence ;)

Thomas Gülden
Munich, Germany

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There has been a resolution since 4.5, which allows only one 'active' computer to use the license at a time. When an installation of IDEA has been 'deactivated' by a license collision, a pop-up gives the option to reactivate the computer. Essentially, it allows one user to jump from computer to computer with only a pop-up to dismiss each time, while multiple users won't be able to use the same license simultaneously.

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