Serial Key Maker
As its name suggests, Serial Key Maker is a tool that you can use to create serial keys for your applications. Especially designed for .NET developers, it implements a licensing system that can protect your work from unauthorized use.
Ease of use is one of the main advantages that the application brings you. The interface makes no difference and it features help tips that provide explanations for each section.
The application can be used for generating simple, 20-character format licenses that never expire, time-limited keys, but also demo licenses, which add functionality limitations to the software (in this case, you have to specify which features should be locked).
Optionally, you can create machine specific license keys that uniquely identify the client's PC during the installation process of your software. Storing freeform text with the output license (for instance, user demographic data) results in a longer, encrypted key, as the 20-character format cannot be kept in this case.
The user-defined private key is the element that connects the generated license key to your software through the Serial Key Maker API. After specifying it, the application automatically generates the code lines needed for implemeting the license into your program (the key can be generated from your source code via a networked application or a web service).
Another deploying method is to use the built-in key wrapper in order to generate an executable file that also manages the licensing process.
Generating the actual keys is a matter of pressing a button. The authenticity of a license key can be verified with the help of the validation tool.
All in all, Serial Key Maker provides users with a flexible and easy to implement system to add serial key protection to their .NET software. It can generate trial, demo or full license keys and help you manage the software licensing process easier.