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Hide ASP Code

Last Modified: 2010-05-18
I've an Asp CRM/CMS system, so far i am hosting it on my server, now there is a need that few of my clients want it hosted on their Server. Now i spent years building this sofwate and I cant just give them the source code, i am afraid they can replicate it for other needs or maybe modify it without letting me know.

I know i can compile my code into DLL's. but I've used DLL's before and had many issues with them, Server's slow response/crash etc. plus for me to mdify a dll and publish it back to server is a hassle.

Does anyone knows a GOOD way to hide my code from other People? if I have to install something on their server to hide my code, that would work as well.

please advise.
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Check out one of the many available ASP code obfuscators such as this one: http://www.hotscripts.com/Detailed/46170.html

Top Expert 2005

For clarity, are we talking about ASP or ASP.Net? They are two different technologies, and your solution will greatly differ between them.
Saqib KhanSenior Developer


Classic Asp 3.0.


Well you could always host it for them? :S

You can use the Microsoft Script Encoder (available at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=E7877F67-C447-4873-B1B0-21F0626A6329&displaylang=en).

Please note, though, that although these methods may prevent casual tampering, a determined thief will be able to get to the source.
Saqib KhanSenior Developer


I really Liked "Microsoft Script Encoder", But the problem is it could be easily decoded. then that means I am screwed.

anything more robust?
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Saqib KhanSenior Developer


I guess mwhitworth you are right. I thought DLL is the only way to secure code. but I am surprised to learn even a DLL can be decomplied.

Thanks everyone.

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