I am looking to implement upgraded security for some of my shareware applications. I want my application to be able to search a text file for the entered serial, and then take appropriate action.
There are 2 steps to this problem.
1) how can my application access the text file in a password protected directory on my website.
2) how can my application read the information in that text file on my website.
Would I use the same protocol to read the text file as I would if the file was on my HDD ?
Any assistance appreciated.