понедельник, 28 марта 2011 г.

Version 6.1 of the Manco .NET Licensing System released

Manco .NET Licensing System version 6.1 is available now. You can get 15-days trial version at the http://www.mancosoftware.com/licensing/download.htm

List of the most significant changes made in new version:

1. Added {d} Unlock Key format string. It includes Subscription Days and Override Id to the Unlock Key. The protection library check Override ID and set subscription expiration date rule using current date and subscription days set in the Unlock Key. In this case date when subscription expires will be calculated during license validation. This licensing schema provides best results in conjunction with license activation.

2. Activation Web Service has been extended with ability to identify subscription state when activate and validate license online. If subscription expired license will not activated. During product activation subscription end date is included to the Activation Key and passed to the protection library for local validation.

3. Added command line tool to encrypt files and source code (Encryptor). This tool is awailable in professional edition and high.
4. Added support for relative pathes in the file encryption and source code encryption projects.
5. Added {l} and {c} Unlock Key format strings to allow including of the not encrypted license type ID and customer ID to the Unlock Key.
6. Allowed binding of more then 1 letter of every type to the version node.
7. Allowed using of the "Product Edition" license rule from the non-Unlock Key based licenses.
8. Implemented support of the custom user data editor in the "License Shop" with ability to load external DLLs.
9. Added support of the C++ for "Create Loader and Wrapper" operation in "Encrypt File" window.
10. Added ability to fill "Subscription Date", "Subscription Days" and "Override ID" fields in the "Generate Unlock Key Bundle" dialog.
11. Added ability to preview e-Mail body using specified e-Mail configuration.
12. Added ability to get raw e-Mail data for the specified sale. It is useful for debugging e-Mail XSLT.
13. Added few UI extensions to the License Manager.

14. Added few UI extensions to the License Shop.

15. Few bugs have been fixed.

среда, 16 марта 2011 г.

Running License Shop

License Shop is the web-based (Silverlight) tools for complete customer and license management. Using it you can issue licenses and keys outside your office just using any Silverlight-ready PC. You even can setup a bunch of sale persons around the world who will do it for you 24x7 just using single “License Shop” license. Just manage your sale persons to use “License Shop” on 1 in a time basis. We don’t allow concurrent using of the single license. But “License Shop” is not bound to the particular PC (it is bound to the AWS installation), so you can use single license anytime anywhere on 1 license - 1 concurrent connection basis.

To start instance of the “License Shop” you should have Microsoft Silverlight installed into your PC. Open your favorite browser and enter URL for the “License Shop”. It is located in the virtual directory where Activation Web Server is located.  So start URL can look like the following:
You will see “License Shop” login window:

Enter user name and password (the default user name and password for License Shop are license/license) and click “Login” button. The UI of the “License Shop” is similar to the License Manager, so you can use same approaches to issue licenses and manage clients.

When you need close “License Shop” window you should follow this instruction, otherwise active connection will not be closed and you will not be able to enter “License Shop” again. To close “License Shop” window do following:

Close browser window. When you close browser with “License Shop” you will see standard close dialog. Wait while you will see this window:

Then click “OK” in the close dialog.

If you changed data in the “License Shop” and didn’t save changes you will see additional dialog about unsaved data:

In this case you should do following:
  1. Click “Cancel” in the standard close dialog.
  2. Click “Yes” to save data or “No” to bypass changes.
  3. Wait while you see “It is safe to close browser now.” Message.
Close browser with “License Shop” and click “OK” in the standard close dialog.