USB LicenseKey Manager Characteristics Tab

The Characteristics tab allows you to define the characteristics for the USB License Key.

Standard Dongle

Enable the USB License Key as a standard dongle, which is ready-to-use and no setup needed. The user can move the USB dongle between machines without restriction.

Node-Locked Dongle

Enable the USB License Key as a node-locked dongle, which must be initialized and tied to a specific machine before use. The initialization saves the machine hardware signatures to the Key on the USB dongle, which will be verified when the protected application detects the Key. Besides, it decrements the initialization credit by one. When running the protected application for the first time, it will automatically setup the USB dongle. Optionally, the user may also use the provided Init Key utility to initialize the USB dongle.

 

To move the USB dongle between machines, the user must uninitialize the USB dongle from the current machine first by using the Init Key utility. Uninitialization also returns an initialization credit back to the USB dongle.

 

         Max-Init. Specify the maximum number of initializations allowed. The user may initialize to overwrite the invalid initialized USB dongle only up to the limit allowed. Enable the Unlimited checkbox to allow unlimited initializations.

         Initialized Machine Signatures. Enable the machine hardware signatures you want to initialize to the USB dongle. The CPU/BIOS signature is enabled by default. In addition, you can enable the Ethernet adapter signature.

Connect-Less Dongle

Enable the USB License Key as a connect-less dongle, which allows the user to install the Key on to a hard drive as Machine License for convenience as well as saving a USB slot. However, the user will be asked to connect the USB dongle regularly within a specified interval (e.g. 30 days) since the last time it was connected to the machine. The user can use the provided Install Key utility to install the Key from the USB dongle on to a hard drive, as well as remove the Key back to the USB dongle.

 

         Max-Install. Specify the maximum number of installations allowed. Enable the Unlimited checkbox to allow unlimited installations.

         Interval. Specify the time interval that the USB dongle must be connected to the machine.

         Key Installation and Removal. Enable the options to allow installation on multiple machines, and allow removal from hard drive.

         Machine License Signature Extensions. Key installation on to a hard drive as Machine License by default enables the HDD signature. For a higher level of security, you can enable additional machine specific signature extensions from CPU/BIOS and Ethernet adapter.

         Module Upgrade Installation. Enable the option to allow module upgrade installation. Specifically, it allows Key installation from another USB dongle for upgrade to add the licensed Module IDs to the previously installed Machine License.

 

See Also

         Create Init Key Utility