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In its mission to deliver unique, most secure and highly versatile technologies to software publishers and intelligent device manufacturers, Wibu-Systems has developed CodeMeter, a comprehensive and award-winning suite of hardware- and software-based entitlement solutions for the protection of software rights and technical know-how against piracy, reverse engineering, tampering, sabotage, and espionage.

Activating Software like a Wizard 

2017-06-21

Picture this: You need to change the license of one of your clients, and the user finds his entitlements updated next time he starts the software. Updating software entitlements like magic is possible. With CodeMeter License Central, Gateway, and Software Activation Wizard, you can easily and quickly implement license changes in your software. And the more effortless and straightforward this process becomes, the more likely it is that your customers are fully satisfied and the less support resources you’ll require for your license management.

The use cases for the automatic modification of licenses are numerous. These include:

  • Entitlement and disablement of functionalities
  • Disablement of the complete license
  • Automatic renewal of a subscription after payment
  • Automatic update of license checkpoints
  • Automatic renewal of the maintenance contract

With automatic updates, the user is not requested to perform any action, i.e. he does not have to activate the changes via a portal himself. This is not only easier, but it also gives you full control over the entitlements of your software. The Software Activation Wizard can be completely tailored to meet your requirements: you can integrate it into your software and optionally adapt it for your own processes or customize it in compliance with your own corporate design.

In addition to reducing costs by automation, Software Activation Wizard offers the possibility to track data and pass it on to CodeMeter License Central. One popular application is the registration of users during activation. This is an especially interesting option if the licenses are sold via different channels and you want to understand which users have purchased your software. You can also have free software activated and registered with this powerful tool. In this case, the license is created automatically under the hood during the activation process, and you get to know who is actually using your software. For named user licenses, the user name can also be conveniently recorded and associated with the license.

In this live training, we are going to cover a lot of ground:

  • Basic functions of Software Activation Wizard
    • Activating licenses
    • Disabling licenses
    • Restoring licenses
    • Finishing incomplete transfers
  • Advanced functions
    • Activation-defined parameters
    • Collecting registration data
    • Activating licenses in the network
  • Real-life use cases
    • Subscription models
    • User-bound licenses from the cloud
    • Disabling and locking licenses
    • Free software registration
    • Automatic generation of free and demo licenses
  • Interaction with WebDepot
  • Customization of the user interface

Categories | E-Commerce | Software License Management | Software Security

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WIBU-SYSTEMS AG (WIBU®), a privately held company founded by engineers Oliver Winzenried and Marcellus Buchheit in 1989, is an innovative technology leader in the global software license lifecycle management. In its mission to deliver unique, most secure and highly flexible technologies to software publishers and industrial manufacturers, Wibu-Systems has developed a comprehensive, award-winning suite of hardware- and software-based solutions incorporating internationally patented processes dedicated to the integrity protection of digital assets and intellectual property. Wibu-Systems’ product portfolio addresses a wide variety of application delivery models, including PCs, mobile, embedded automation, cloud computing, SaaS, and virtualized architectures. 

Through its motto “Perfection in Protection, Licensing and Security”, Wibu-Systems is standing up for ethically produced software and reinforces its vocation to eradicate software counterfeiting, reverse engineering, code tampering, as well as device and smart factory sabotage, espionage and cyber-attacks.

With its flagship CodeMeter® all-in-one security platform, Wibu-Systems facilitates software monetization techniques to meet the increasing demand for top line revenue growth through the reduction of bottom line costs and the enablement of new marketing strategies. Software powered businesses, whether in the consumer, corporate or embedded systems realm, can create, deliver, and manage an entire orchestration of ready-made license models able to address their singular needs. In a market that is becoming more and more customer oriented, it is strategic to also personalize the offering terms of functionalities, pricing and compliance, and this is where Wibu-Systems enters the game with value added consulting services, localized engineering support and secure hosting.

With more than 50% of its employees involved in research and development, Wibu-Systems has pioneered a number of ingenious technologies, and empowered software developers and intelligent device manufacturers to deliver secure products that meet their customers’ needs. In fact, Wibu-Systems’ CodeMeter and WibuKey security solutions have won several hackers’ contests and are acknowledged and trusted worldwide. Sophisticated use of cryptography, secure key storage, full integration of an unparalleled line-up of form factors within the same framework, license model agnostic hardware, and interoperability with all major computer-based, embedded, real time and PLC operating systems are some of the key differentiators that allow Wibu-Systems to position itself at the forefront and propel software businesses to new heights.

Wibu-Systems is DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 certified and an active member of international and domestic organizations, like BITKOM, VDMA, IIC or TCG as well as standardization committees, such as the USB Implementers Forum, the SD Cards Association and the OPC Foundation. Wibu-Systems has qualified itself as a certified Microsoft Gold OEM Hardware Partner and Wind River Validated Partner; it has also joined the developer programs of Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, Oracle, QNX, and many others. The company’s products have received several awards: Just in 2014, CodeMeter has won the SIIA CODiE Awards for “Best Content Rights and Delivery Solution”, and the German IT-Security Prize for BlurryBox® cryptography. CmStick has also been granted the International iF Product Design Award and has been nominated for the German design award (Designpreis der Bundesrepublik Deutschland).

The company is leading different research projects with universities and other bodies, partially funded by the German BMBF (Ministry for Education and Research) and BMWE (Ministry for Economic Affairs). Among them are MimoSecco, EmbOSYST and OpSIT, respectively for cloud computing, embedded operating systems and smart technologies. Wibu-Systems is also cooperating with KIT (the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), the Fraunhofer Institute, DFKI (the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence), SmartFactoryKL and FZI (the Research Center for Information Technology) on a number of research and development activities.

Headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, Wibu-Systems holds wholly owned subsidiaries in Seattle, USA, as well as in Shanghai and Beijing, China; the company also has sales offices in Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and a capillary world distribution network.

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