Offline Activation Key Validation

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    Soraco Technologies (Edited )

    When validating a license, what matters is the Computer Key.

    It's true that in the case of Offline activation, the Activation Key is not validated but that should not cause any issue.

    Now if the computer is offline, the user cannot really do a revocation or subscription renewal since they cannot contact the server. If the computer is online and if they do have an invalid Activation Key, the subscription renewal and/or deactivation will fail or at least not have the desired effect.

    That said, if you really see the need to validate an Activation Key when performing an offline activation, you can simply call LicenseValidator.ValidateLicense as you discovered.

     

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    megafinz (Edited )

     

    > at least not have the desired effect

    That bothers me. If customer has two Activation Keys (A & B) with different features for the same product and by mistake enters different Activation Key (B) than the one was used for offline activation (A), we'll have no way to warn him about it. And when the time comes to renew the subscription A, QLM in fact will reactivate B key with different features.

    Of course we can solve it manually when customer reaches to us after he discovers that something is wrong, but that's confusing anyway.

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    Soraco Technologies (Edited )

    I understand. I've logged an enhancement request to see if we can do something about it.

    Note that we perform validation of the Activation Key but we cannot correlate this Activation Key with the Computer Key since the computer is offline.

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