This article contains some advances licensing setup processes for LightBurn.


Allowing all users on a computer to use the same ‘System Locked’ licence:

A System Locked license is locked to the specific computer it is installed and activated on. Users can manage their license via the LightBurn Help/License Activation menu. Licenses can be activated or de-activated as required.

Windows

1: Update to the latest version of LightBurn and make sure it’s installed and licensed as normal. Close the program or the rest of the process will not work.

2: Open up a Command Prompt by clicking on the Start Menu, then typing ‘CMD’ (windows will auto-complete) Right-click Command Prompt, and select Run as Administrator.

3: Type the following into the Command Prompt:

CD “c:\program files\LightBurn”
4: Next, type the following into the Command Prompt:
LightBurn -l <license key code here>

NOTE: That last command is: LightBurn -(lower case L) (license key)

Once done, any user who uses that machine will be able to run LightBurn without entering the license key.

Mac

1: Update to the latest version of LightBurn and make sure it’s installed and licensed as normal. Close the program or the rest of the process will not work.

2: Start a ‘Terminal’.

3: Type the following into the Terminal:

cd /Applications/LightBurn.app/Contents/MacOS
sudo ./LightBurn -l (license key)

NOTE: That last command is: sudo ./LightBurn -(lower case L) (license key)

Once done, any user who uses that machine will be able to run LightBurn without entering the license key.


Installing a ‘Floating’ Licence:

A floating license is managed by the LightBurn license management server. This allows the license to be allocated when a LightBurn session is started and then released when the LightBurn session is closed.Typically this is used by customers who have many users needing to use LightBurn at the one time.

Windows:

  1. Update to the latest version of LightBurn and make sure it’s installed and licensed as normal

  2. Open up a command prompt by:Click Start menu, then type ‘CMD’ and windows will auto-complete, right click it, run as Administrator.
  3. Type the following into the command prompt:
    CD "c:\program files\LightBurn"
  4. Next, type the following into the command prompt:
    LightBurn -l <license key code here>

NOTE: That last command is LightBurn -(lower case L) (license key)

Once done, any user who uses that machine will be able to run LightBurn without entering license.

Mac:

  1. Start a ‘Terminal’.
  2. Type the following:
    cd /Applications/LightBurn.app/Contents/MacOS
    sudo ./LightBurn -l (license key)
    

NOTE: That last command is sudo ./LightBurn -(lower case L) (license key)

Once done, any user who uses that machine will be able to run LB without entering license.


Network Restrictions:

LightBurn will need to communicate with the external license server to verify licenses. If you are experiencing difficulties with a license not being verified, your network may be restricting this.
Please ensure the following is setup on your network:
Whitelist api.cryptlex.com for port 443


Using Proxy:

LightBurn itself does support proxy servers, but not scripts – there is a “Use Proxy Server” setting in the License menu.
The proxy format is:
[protocol://][username:password@]machine[:port]


Examples of valid proxy strings:

http://127.0.0.1:8000/
http://user:pass@127.0.0.1:8000/
socks5://127.0.0.1:8000/