Category Archives for "General Licensing Tips"

Apr 23

Licensing Plug-ins for Other Applications: 5 Tips

By Abram P | General Licensing Tips

Many commercial applications allow third-party developers to add new and/or enhanced functionality to them through modules called “add-ins” or “plug-ins.” Since these modules are not standalone applications, and instead they are loaded by the vendor’s application, they often present some unique challenges and options for licensing. The way add-ins or plug-ins (we’ll use plug-ins from here on) […]

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Jul 25

Product Activation: Fingerprints, Copy Protection, Disconnected Computers

By Mike Wozniak | General Licensing Tips

For the most control, protected applications typically rely on some form of product activation process. A good licensing system will offer solutions for computers directly connected to the internet as well as for those that are not. ​During application startup, the protected software application will open and read its license file. This file can contain many […]

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May 08

Why Software Licensing is a Smart Move

By Mike Wozniak | General Licensing Tips

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This three minute read will validate your decision to use a licensing system and empower you with information as you select the best solution for your needs. Today’s licensing system solutions can deliver more than ever right out of the box and are highly adaptable as your needs evolve. Modern software licensing solutions prove invaluable […]

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Mar 07

How to Protect a Web Application with Licensing Controls

By Abram P | General Licensing Tips

Web applications are technically different from traditional, desktop applications, in several ways. Consequently, they come with some unique challenges and options for licensing.The first challenge with licensing a web application is determining its license model. In addition to the many license models that apply to all applications, web applications can also have licenses limited by: […]

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