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12/12/2014 11:08 AM

Hey all,

I have seen some modules that require the user to enter a serial/registration number upon adding it to a page. Is this the preferred method to lock down a module or are there other ways of doing it?

Can anybody point me in the right direction so I could see the methodology/how to implement this kind of behavior in my own modules?

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12/15/2014 5:28 PM
there is no one way, most module developers implement their own licensing solutions (often using 3rd party licencing components or free opensource ones such as )

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12/16/2014 1:34 PM
Some way back, like 2006 or so, I created what was probably the first copy protection mechanism in a DNN module based on assymmetric encryption. I later approached DNN to see if it would be possible to roll something into the installer so we could do this properly. Although there were some half-hearted promises back then, this has never materialized. Nowadays I am in a better position to propose something, so I may well do that. The crux, IMO, is to provide a module "hooks" during the installation process. I.e. some way to take the user through a full licensing experience. Note that this is not just about "activating" a module. I also implement "trial activation" for instance and limited time support and upgrades (which can be renewed). All these aspects need to find a place in one smooth customer experience.


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12/20/2014 2:22 PM
I asked a similar question back in April

I did some research back then and saved some bookmarks. I haven't tried any of these. Let us know which one worked for you or anyone who used one can post some feedback.  I wish DNN software creates some kind of a licensing api module developers can hook to. I am developing a module and the I have deferred the licensing stuff to the very end. It's the least desirable part and the one that contributes nothing to the feature set.



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