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Creating Software Licenses C#  - Any recommendations?

Posted on 2007-11-23
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How to create software license keys ? I understand there are numerous topics on it , but the question is unique -

I know no licensing is foolproff - bt its best to implement optimized licensing solutions so free copies of the so/w are not distributed. :(

The main issues are

- how do we track if the copies are installed in lot of machines, like Win Xp is allowed to!?

- Is the license key chosen after the client downloads the product - that is its created based on their machine unique keys (like n/w card no..) or do we distribute it? If so, how does our code recognize it?

- How foolproof any licensing method is?

Wanting answers from eXperts.

CT.
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On-line Licensing is a good method to avoid piracy. You can post the MAC of the installing machine to a licencing web application. the MAC is saved in a database and an unlock code is sent bak to the client machine. So you keep track of every installation, and even you can keep track on every run.
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Many thanks, will look into it.

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I'd want to have that db in my website itself..so will post that MAC addresss to a table and VALidate it aginst a license key...

Will post the design here soon..


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Thanks!
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