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Use a USB Flash Drive for Software Authentication

USB Serialization
Use a USB Flash Drive for Software Authentication

USB Serialization

Protect your software by linking it to a serialized USB Flash Drive device. Find out more by calling 800-944-4237.

Do you need to protect your intellectual property which is distributed via USB flash drives? Are you looking to protect your software from being duplicated and used without your knowledge? Do you need a tracking mechanism for USB devices distributed into the field?

How it works:

  • Your USB Flash Drive can be customized with a 20 digit serial number, of which the first 8 alphanumeric characters are static (ie. COMPANY1). This serial number is hardcoded to your USB Flash Drive and cannot be modified by the end user.

  • If the serial number of the USB drive is not recognized by USBKey, the software will not authenticate or launch.
  • USB Serialization and Authentication is only supported on the specific drive models, so call us to confirm we can serialize the USB Flash Drive you want.

USBKey Software Authentication

If you need help with the programming tying the unique serial number to your USB flash device, we offer USBKey Software Authentication services.

The USBKey utility will link your software to a hard coded serial number embedded on the USB flash drive. The USBKey looks for this hard coded serial number plus other unique attributes of the drive before authenticating the launch of your software. Now, you can be assured only the user with authorized media will be able to run your software.

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If the serial number of the USB drive is not recognized, the software will not authenticate or launch.

Requirements:

  • USB drives must be programmed with serial number string at time of purchase.
  • First 8 digits of the serial number are static and can include alphanumeric characters (ie. COMPANY1).
  • Your software package needs to be integrated with the USBKey software. Media Supply can provide you with a white paper to review the software requirements you'll need as well as put you in touch with our USBKey developers for development support.
  • USB Serialization and Authentication is only supported on the specific drive models, so call us to confirm we can serialize the USB Flash Drive you want.

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USB Serialization
Use a USB Flash Drive for Software Authentication