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    need help to Implement serial key...

    Hello All
    I am developing an application for series 60 2nd edition. I want to implement serial key in my application. During the first installation application will ask to enter serial key for activation.
    What are the different ways to implement this?? What is the proper way??
    How to manage diffrent serial keys in application??
    plz guide me...
    Thanking you in advance...

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    Re: need help to Implement serial key...

    usually the applications use there own algo to generate the Key mostly using the IMEI of the device.

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    Re: need help to Implement serial key...

    Thank you skumar_rao
    Can I start with this or any other best way do u have???

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    Re: need help to Implement serial key...

    Quote Originally Posted by amol_benare604 View Post
    Hello All
    During the first installation application will ask to enter serial key for activation.
    You can maintain an application setting which lets you know if its the first run of the app or not. If first run you can bring up a dialog or something to ask the user for the serial key and then do the validation, if not first run you can let the user in depending upon if you have a expiry date thing or something like that for the validation of the key.
    What are the different ways to implement this?? What is the proper way??
    There could be many ways to implement it :-

    1. You can either have the user get the serial key from a server and when the user enters it you can validate it by connecting to the server from your client.
    2. You can maintain some sort of algo on the device as sunil pointed out to generate a serial key.
    3. You can have a private-public key mechanism to implement the serial key.

    And there could/would be many more, so it would really depend upon you how you want to go about it.

    Cheers,
    Mayank

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    Re: need help to Implement serial key...

    Quote Originally Posted by amol_benare604 View Post
    Thank you skumar_rao
    Can I start with this or any other best way do u have???
    there is no full hacker proof method, it all depends on how secure you want your application to be.

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    Re: need help to Implement serial key...

    Thank you mayank and S_kumar rao for your valuable help...
    I will follw your suggestions to implement the serial key...
    Thank you again..

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    Re: need help to Implement serial key...

    Hello Mayank
    What is this private-public key mechanism??

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    Re: need help to Implement serial key...

    Quote Originally Posted by amol_benare604 View Post
    Hello Mayank
    What is this private-public key mechanism??
    Check this

    As sunil rightly mentioned there is no full proof method but depending upon your use-case you can make the security as tight as you like to a point where its not lets say 'easy or trivial' for anyone to break in.

    Cheers,
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    Smile Re: need help to Implement serial key...

    Quote Originally Posted by amol_benare604 View Post
    Thank you skumar_rao
    Can I start with this or any other best way do u have???
    u can also refer to this thread
    http://discussion.forum.nokia.com/fo...d.php?t=159585

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