Summary: Discusses Rhino license validation and how it works with the Zoo
Rhino 5 introduced a new license validation system to make it easier to recover lost or stolen license keys. License validation associates your license with your email address (or email domain in the case of a Lab License) and, for upgrade licenses, your previous license key.
When you add a Rhino license to the Zoo, you are asked to validate the license online. Rhino licenses must be validated before they can be used.
When you upgrade Rhino from a previous version, license validation associates the license from your previous version of Rhino with the license you are upgrading to. A previous version license can only be used to upgrade one Rhino license. For example, a company that owns four licenses of Rhino 4 wants to upgrade its licenses to Rhino 5. Each upgrade installation should be associated with a different Rhino 4 license for validation to succeed.
When you add a valid Rhino license key to the Zoo, the Rhino License Validation Wizard is displayed. Follow the instructions on the screen to validate your license.
If you get an error during license validation, please contact McNeel Technical Support for help. Please include the error description when you contact support.
If your Zoo server is not connected to the Internet, you can perform license validation offline. The process looks like this:
Rhino will now be successfully validated offline.