USB LicenseKey Manager is the tool for licensing the protected application that you can make unlimited USB License Keys (dongles). However, there are several scenarios in which you may want to authorize a third party to make the USB License Key on your behalf, for a limited number only. The third party could be, for example, a distributor who helps to market and sell your software, a manufacturer who produces and packages your software product, or a person whom you authorize to make the USB License Key.
To license your application via a third party, USB LicenseKey Manager allows you to create a distributor tool called USB LicenseKey Maker. While this tool is to be provided to a third party, you can have full control over it. The USB LicenseKey Maker tool must connect to the Activation Server via the Internet, and get authorized before each use. You can create a distributor account in the Activation Server and set the limit on the number of USB License Keys allowed to be made.
You can create the USB LicenseKey Maker tool from USB LicenseKey Manager. From the File menu, click Create Distributor Tool. The Create USB LicenseKey Maker dialog box will appear, allowing you to specify the settings. Before delivering the USB LicenseKey Maker tool to a third party, you must deploy the Activation Server for authentication and authorization. You can choose to deploy the USB LicenseKey Maker tool in one of the following two modes.
· Local Master License. The USB LicenseKey Maker tool is embedded with the master license used to make the USB License Key. Therefore, in this mode, the tool has a fixed and static master license. Please see the instructions in the tutorial Distributor Licensing – Local Master License.
· Remote Master License. The USB LicenseKey Maker tool does not contain the master license used to make the USB License Key. It must connect to the Activation Server to obtain the master license from the distributor account. Therefore, this mode is more flexible since you can update the master license in the Activation Server. Please see the instructions in the tutorial Distributor Licensing – Remote Master License.