New update introduces new limited license day of the month limitation (license will expire on specific day of the month).

New updates for Activation suite, AC Generator, AC Generator API and AC Generator WEB will also be released next week following the release of PC Guard with support for new feature.

More information about forthcoming new feature is available in new knowledge base article.

New V6 service build has been released. This update is highly recommended for all PC Guard V6 users!

What's new:

[+] Added support for Flowstone DSP applications (http://dsprobotics.com)

[+] ACEN server settings tab added to remote protection settings.

Activation center Url moved from web licensing settings to ACEN server settings.

[+] ACEN admin username/password options added to ACEN server settings

Any valid ACEN user (admin) username/password can be used here.

These options are required for testing connection to ACEN web server and validating programs for web licensing.

ACEN admin username will be saved to project settings. Password will not be saved together with other project settings for security reasons.

Password value should be set when access to ACEN from PC Guard is required (for testing connection to ACEN server and validating program for web licensing).

[+] "Test" connection to ACEN server button added to ACEN server settings.

Connection to ACEN web server service will be tested. This feature requires ACEN server 04.11.00 and later.

In case of successful connection appropriate message will be displayed together with information about remote ACEN server version.

[+] "Validate" program button added to ACEN web licensing settings.

This feature will validate Program for web licensing (check if there is a program with such ID and if web licensing is enabled for program).

[!] Few other minor bug fixes and improvements.

[>] ACEN web service interface modules are updated!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 10:30

Activation center (ACEN) 04.11.00 has been released!

New build for Activation center (ACEN) has been released. This update is highly recommended for all Activation center users.

What's new:

[*] WebLicensingValidateProgram now requires authorization and can be used by administrator users only.

[!] Few minor fixes.

[*] Acenservice sample application has been updated.

[>] UPGRADING NOTES:

Please refer to whatsnew.txt document for detailed information and upgrade instructions.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 18:14

Activation center (ACEN) 04.10.00 has been released!

New build for Activation center (ACEN) has been released. This update is highly recommended for all Activation center users.

What's new:

[+] LicenseAlive acen web service method added.

This method will report standard license as "alive" (active) to ACEN.

Protected application could make this call once a day or as required. Each time this method is called ACEN will save current server date/time to license details (last alive call field).

In this way ACEN administrators can determine if standard license is still in use on remote computer.

Please refer to product manual for detailed information about this web service method.

[+] WebLicensingValidateProgram acen web service method added.

[*] LicenseID value added to result structure. 

AddLicense and UpdateLicense web service methods will now set LicenseID value in result structure to new (standard) license ID in of success.

LicenseID value is required for LicenseAlive web service method.

[*] Web licensing logging is now separate from standard licensing logging.

Web licensing operations can now be separately filtered in audit section.

[*] Failed attempts to use web service are now logged.

[*] IP address value added to Logs table and is no longer stored in log message.

[*] "Host temporarily banned" error is now logged by SYSADM user.

[*] WebLicensingServiceUser (WEBLIC) renamed to WebServiceUser (WEBSRV)

[*] SYSADM and WEBSRV and now system reserved usernames which can not be used for new ACEN users.

[*] Acenservice sample application has been updated.

[!] Few minor UI & bug fixes.

[>] Upgrade script  is available for users upgrading from previous release.

[>] UPGRADING NOTES:

Please refer to whatsnew.txt document for detailed information and upgrade instructions.

New build for Activation center (ACEN) has been released. This update is highly recommended for all Activation center users.

What's new:

[+] News management added.

Manage latest news for your activation center. Latest news are managed from administrator interface (news.aspx page) and displayed in a form of latest news control for both admins (dashboard) and clients (home page)

Client interface news management options can be changed in client interface options.

[+] Client interface: Home page added.

Home page is now default page for clients. This can be changed in client interface options.

Home page includes links to all client interface pages, your online store and latest news control.

[+] Client interface: Enable/Disable updating of account information and password change for clients.

"Client can change account information" and "Client can change password" options added to client interface options.

[+] Client interface: Custom website link added to page footer.

Please refer to whatsnew.txt document for detailed information and upgrade instructions.

[+] Store link, web site text and web site link options added to client interface options control.

[+] Brute force protection added to login page.

Please refer to whatsnew.txt document for detailed information and upgrade instructions.

[+] ACEN will now log information about banned hosts.

[*] Database info control now includes more information about database and web server.

[#] License note size increased from 30 to 50 characters.

[>] Important: change in acen config file settings. Be sure to update existing acen config file with new options.

[>] Upgrade script (4.02.00-4.05.00.sql) is available for users upgrading from previous release.

[>] UPGRADING NOTES:

Please refer to whatsnew.txt document for detailed information and upgrade instructions.