Requiring users to logon to use a licensed product

I work at a University, who has been using SketchUp Pro on and off for years. I replaced the computers this summer, and installed SketchUp Pro 2022. Everything worked fine for the first few weeks or so, but now in order to use the object library, it’s saying the students have to login, either with a Trimble, Google, MS, or Apple account. Is this new? Is it really necessary when we have paid for the license?

The professor tells me it’s new, but I’m just the IT guy who installed it. I don’t actually use the program.

If you mean the 3D Warehouse, yes, it now requires a login. It was changed some time ago already (a year?). It is in no way linked to SketchUp licensing, though.