iTunes 9 Authorization

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by Mad Mac, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Mad Mac

    Mad Mac Active Member

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    From what I understand, iTunes can be Home Shared up to 5 machines. After setting up my iTunes on 3 machines, I am told I have used 3 out of 5. Of course. If I Deauthorize 2 of them, does that mean I have 4 authorizations left? Thing is, 2 of my machines are temporary installations. So I was wondering if I should "save" my remaining authorizations. Should I dread the day that I will run out of authorizations?

    Thing is Home Sharing is a convenient way of moving your iTunes library across different platforms.
     
  2. rsa

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    You can always de-authorize your other machines.
     
  3. Mad Mac

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    I have two iTunes accounts. Do I have to login to each of them and authorize/deauthorize separately?
     
  4. PatrickGaerlan

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    When you authorize iTunes on a Mac/PC, it will authorize iTunes for all the user accounts for that machine. That takes up 1 authorization. When you get rid of a machine, make sure you de-authorize iTunes before erasing the hard disk. The only way to remotely de-authorize a machine is to choose the "Deauthorize All" option in the iTunes Store account settings. You can only do that once a year.
     
  5. Mad Mac

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    Oh good to know that now. I run the risk of losing access to my Windows installation when I multiboot with OS X. I might as well deauthorize before i do any changes.
     
  6. SuperMom

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    Is there a way I can de-authorize one or two of the machines without the actual machines? The first 2 machines were already sold. :-(
     
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    I think the only way you can do that without the actual machines is if you have used up all your 5 authorizations, then there would be an option in iTunes to deauthorize ALL 5 machines and just re-authorize those that are still with you.

    There's a support document at apple.com just search for it.

    Hope this helps.

    Just to add, you can only do this once a year just what another mugger said a few posts back but I think you could email apple if the need to do it again should arise.

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    Thanks, Pat!!!
     

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