Important Changes to CSI Software Licensing Options

Important Changes to CSI Software Licensing Options

Recent versions of CSI software have been released with the option of Cloud Sign-In Licensing. Cloud Sign-In licensing is a CSI cloud-hosted licensing system that allows you to use a secure sign-in credential to access your CSI software. This offers greater security and flexibility in how you access and use your software.

Effective July 1, 2025, only Cloud Sign-In Licensing will be available for all new releases of CSI software products. All other forms of licensing (standalone, network and cloud key) will be discontinued.

Currently, SAP2000, ETABS, SAFE and CSiBridge licenses on the latest product version can be converted free of charge to a Cloud Sign-in License through the CSI Customer Center. Otherwise, for a quote to upgrade or more information about making the switch, please contact our Sales Department.

If you have questions about the security of Cloud Sign-In Licenses, please review the Cloud Sign-In Security FAQ page in our Knowledge Base. The software is still installed and run on the users' local hardware, and model data is completely under user control. Cloud Sign-In licensing simply authorizes the software to run based on the assets licensed from CSI.

Effective October 1, 2024, USB Keys will be phased out completely. No new USB keys will be issued after this date and support will not be provided for any keys in use. We encourage users of USB keys to convert to Cloud Sign-In Licensing as soon as possible. There is no cost to convert to Cloud Sign-In licensing, but upgrade fees may apply to older-version software.