Q100304: How to activate a Modo 11 login-based license from behind a proxy server



This article details how to authenticate a Modo 11 login-based license from behind a proxy server and how to get this to work if your proxy server has SSL interception.



If your connection to the internet is through a proxy server then by default this may prevent Modo from connecting to the Foundry website to activate a license on your machine.  You can enter your proxy server details on the Advanced Options on the Modo Licensing dialog.



After you enter your proxy details, click on "Back" and then enter your login details as detailed in the following article: Q100283: How to activate a Login-based license for Modo


Proxy Servers with SSL Interception

If your proxy server has SSL interception then Modo will fail to get a license and return "CURL error: (35) SSL connect error" as an error message.

In Modo 11.1v1 you can work around this by setting an environment variable to tell Modo where it can find the certificate file for your proxy server.  The variable is called FN_LICENSE_CERTIFICATE and you need to set it to the location of the certificate file.  If you're unsure of where the certificate file is then please speak to your system administrator.

If you are still using Modo 11.0 then you can work around this by copying your own proxy certificate file over the one in Modo's install folder.  The file to replace is the "ca-bundle.crt" within the Resources or resc directory of the Modo install.  The default location for these file is:

  • MacOS: /Applications/Modo11.0v3.app/Contents/Resources/ca-bundle.crt
  • Windows: C:\Program Files\Luxology\modo\11.0v3\resrc\ca-bundle.crt


You should then be able to activate Modo 11 after supplying your proxy server details.



More information about login-based licensing is available in the following articles:

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