I have written an application that I would like to distribute as shareware. I am totally new to this.
I would like to create my own activation code.
Is there any standard information to include in the code?
When the person pays money, I am planning on giving a year of free updates. The expiration date for their updates would be something I would want.
I am considering including a number to check the name in the "registered to" box (so they cannot transfer the registration to another person). Is there a downside to this strategy that I am not thinking of?
Are there more pieces of information that would be good to include?
Also, I am guessing that this information should be encrypted. I would like to build a code generator in ColdFusion (a web language) so I would not have to be involved. Any ideas for a plan for this end of things?
Thanks in advance,