[SOLVED] MacOS licenseing

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Is there any particular reason MacOs licensing is so broken compared to Linux and Windows at the moment. What change in H18?

Some background on the changes would be great, so we can self-fix without relying upon support. Thx!
Edited by goat - Dec. 6, 2019 03:31:46
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Could you provide some more detail as to what the problem is? I have made a couple of changes specific to OSX but all of them were intended to fix known issues relating to OSX.
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Here's some of the errors:

Launching License Administrator 18.0.306
“Cannot connect to the license server on computer.local”

Reinstall SERVER key
“ERROR: You do not have permission to install entitlements on server ‘computer.local’”

$ sudo launchctl unload /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.sidefx.sesinetd.plist
/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.sidefx.sesinetd.plist: Could not find specified service
Edited by goat - Dec. 4, 2019 20:38:38
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The last issue usually occurs when the license server component was not installed. Which makes sense because the first two errors are trying to connect to a server named `.local` which indicates that the license server component was not installed properly.

If that is not the case I would strongly encourage you to contact support so that they can provide you with further assistance.

To answer your original question, OSX specific changes was to no longer strip the `.local` from the hostname when trying to contact the server. Also hkeys UI closer resembles a standard OSX application.
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Perfect! That did it. Fixed by uninstalling the old License Server, 17.5.x, and installing 18.0.308.

Guess it's a little odd that it didn't happen automatically.

Thanks for your help
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I think there is a bug. With every computer restart, the license server stops working. A reinstall works or running the following works:

sudo launchctl load -w /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.sidefx.sesinetd.plist

EDIT2: found the issue, the permissions were off; for anyone else needing a quick fix:

sudo chmod 644 /Library/LaunchDaemons/com.sidefx.sesinetd.plist
Edited by goat - Dec. 6, 2019 03:17:49
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@goat please email support at support@sidefx.com. Make sure to include all relevant details, license diagnostics and any other content to assist support with your case.
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