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Project settings - Key generator

Availability: SWF Maestro EXE PRO, SWF Maestro SCR PRO

Use these settings to compile a key generator for your trial-limited product.

GUI version
It is a key generator with a graphical interface. Start it and use the options to generate activation keys for your product.

Command-line version
It is a key generator controlled from the command line. External applications and scripts can run it, which allows you to automate the key generation process.
After it is started, the key generator returns the generated key via the standard console output.
Command-line parameters are “parameter=value” combinations in double quotation marks. Thus, for instance, the command line for generating a key locked to the name John Doe and to the computer whose Hardware ID is 2345-6789-ABCD will look like this: keygen.exe “Name=John Doe” “HWID=2345-6789-ABCD”. If you need to pass double quotation marks in the value of a parameter, use repeated double quotation marks (“”). For instance, to pass the parameter “Name=John “X” Doe”, you should specify it this way: “Name=John “”X”” Doe”.

The key generator supports the following command-line parameters:
Default value: empty string
The registration name the generated key will be locked to. When a key is locked to a certain name, it cannot be used with another name. An empty string means «any name» (the key is not locked to a name). The key generated with the empty Name value can be used to register the product for any name.

Default value: empty string
The Hardware ID the generated key will be locked to. When a key is locked to a certain computer, it cannot be used on a computer with another Hardware ID. An empty string means «any computer» (the key is not locked to a system). A key generated with an empty HWID value can be used to register the product on any computer.

Default value: 0
This value sets the key expiration period in days from the moment when the key is generated. After this period expires, the product will inform the user that the key has expired, offer him to update it and switch back to the unregistered state. The value «0» means that there is no expiration period. A key generated with the parameter “ExpireAfter=0” (or without this parameter) can be used for an unlimited period of time.
Note. Creating such time-limited keys is useful, for instance, in those cases when you do not want users who request a refund after a purchase to be able to continue using your product. If you use this approach, you should first send each buyer a key that expires after the money-back guarantee. And then, when the money-back guarantee is no longer valid, you will send the updated key with an unlimited expiration period.

Default value: empty string
You can also pass your custom string to your application in the generated key. The maximum length of the string is 32 characters. It allows you to introduce your own license properties into your application.
Note. The length of the key increases together with the length of the passed value.
To read the string from the entered key in the application, use the FSCommand (“License.KeyCustom”) call.

Default value: 1
This value defines the number of keys that should be generated with the specified parameters. After being run, the key generator returns a set of keys separated from each other by the new line character.

Default value: empty string
This value defines the path to the file the generated keys should be saved to. An empty string means that the keys are not saved to a file (only console output).

All parameters are optional. If some parameter is not specified, its default value is used.