How can I protect my license file password?
Posted by Zach C, Last modified by Tanner O on 17 March 2017 03:03 PM

The License File password is used to protect one Protection PLUS user from another or even one user’s application from another. It is important to keep your password confidential. To prevent a License File from one version of your software from being used with a newer version that should require an upgrade fee, it might be a good idea to change the password. This will prevent users from trying to get a free upgrade.

To help protect your password in your source code, choose a series of letters and numbers that do not spell a word. For example, the password of 3i9L1ea7 would not be easily recognizable when viewing the EXE file in a hex editor. To further protect your password in your source, store the password in a variable that is built at runtime rather than using a constant string. For example, use "3i" & "9L" & "1e" & "a7" instead of just "3i9L1ea7".

This and other techniques can be employed to help further protect various sensitive data.