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Add-on Online License Check Process - Information

Discussion in 'Pre Sales Questions' started by wmtech, Jan 13, 2015.

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    wmtech WMTech Staff XF Licensee

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    All our add-ons feature a hidden url at your site to enable us to check a website for a valid license of our add-on(s). According to our license agreement this url must be accessible all the time and cannot be protected in any way. A license is only valid, if this url can be called and verified by us.

    If the license check url is called, XML data is provided which includes the following non-confidential data:
    • The domain name of your site (from the url called)
    • All add-ons from us installed at the site with the following data only:
      • the add-on id
      • the add-on version
      • the add-on branding removal license
    This is an example screenshot from the output:


    We have taken all precautions to make this feature secure. There is no way a malicious person can use this information to harm your site, only static information can be shown. Also no information is provided that cannot be parsed from the regular source code of your web site also.

    If you own an add-on from us, you can call this hidden url yourself anytime to see what is shown at your site. We even encourage you to call this url at foreign sites, if you see any of our add-ons installed. If you don't get any result, feel free to report the site to us at antipiracy [at] wmtech [dot] net.

    We use this license check url to programmatically check sites for valid licenses of our products. If we detect a site with one of our add-ons installed and cannot access or check the license with the hidden url the license is invalid and legal action may be taken to protect our intellectual property.

    Please note: None of our add-ons include a callback and never (even not at installation) call home to us for an reasons.

    Thank you for your understanding.
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