protecting a java app
Posted on 2004-08-25
I want to distribute a java application in demo mode and upon registration to enable the full mode. What are my options ?
What i figured out so far is that i must get the user to submit some data (such as a name, id, etc) and i'll offer a key generated from his data. he types the key in the app and if it matches his data the app gets into full mode. so far so good. BUT, what should the user's data be ? what if one user registers and then tells everyone his data and key ? are there any other options ? how are big-time commercial java apps distributed ?