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Cerber Local License

R&D Group introduces Cerber – activation and protection tool developed by CineSoft.

After the installation of the plugin which supports Cerber you will find the “License Tool” under:

  • Windows: Start Menu → R&D Group → Cerber → License Tool
  • Linux:
    • Menu → R&D Group → Cerber → License Tool
    • sudo /opt/rdgroup/cerber/RDGroupLicenseTool.bin

Local tab need to be selected

 Cerber local

Choose the hard drive to be linked with the license, the plugin, amount of licenses and press “Save”.

This will show you the “save file” window and generate a request_<UserName>_<HostName>_<Date>.cid file on your Desktop (or other chosen directory).

Send this file to

Please, attach copy of you receipt or order number to avoid any delays in communication.

In the nearest time (usually within 24 hours) you will get an email from us (or your reseller) with *.lic license file attached. Save this file on your hard disk.

After you've received the *.lic launch the “License Tool” again and press “Add”, select the received file and press “Open”.

This will copy the license file to the Cerber local licenses directory.

You could also manually copy the license file to the Cerber local licenses directory:

  • Windows:
  • C:\Program Files\R&D Group\Cerber\localLicenses
  • Linux:
  • /opt/rdgroup/cerber/localLicenses

You could also create .cid file by running:

cerberProbe > ~/path/to/my.cid 

cerberProbe is located in the same location as RDGroupLicenseTool.bin in bin subdirectory