Authorizing Live with Sassafras Keyserver in a multi-license setup

  • Live Versions: 9.1 and later
  • Operating System: All

Since Live, Ableton has introduced support for authorizing Live via Sassafras KeyServer in a networked environment.

Contrary to Live's default "node-locked" authorization system that fixes each installation to a specific computer, utilizing KeyServer allows for the "concurrent" use of Live on networked computers. This is especially useful in institutional computer labs.

If your institution does not yet use Sassafras, you can request a quote from Sassafras via their respective contact page. 

If you are already using Sassafras, or if you just have further questions on this feature, please contact the Ableton support for more detailed documentation. 

We also provide step by step instructions on centralized administration of Live in a multi-user environment, covering installation and authorization of Live.