New service build for Activation center (ACEN) has been released. This update is highly recommended for all Activation center users.
[+] New web licenses can now be added manually from administrator interface.
This option is useful in case protected application using web licensing has no access to Internet.
Step by step instructions on how to add new web license manually:
1. Go to web licenses page.
2. Click on Add button (located below Filter button).
3. New web license control will be displayed.
4. Select Program and set Serial number, Site code, MID code and Note.
5. Click on Add button to add new web license.
[*] ACEN web service: GetWebLicense method added.
Use this method to check for existing web license after activation.
If application is activated on remote computer and this method is reporting error (STATUS_LICENSE_MISSING) application should consider removing license from remote computer since license is no longer available in ACEN (because it was removed manually by acen admin).
[*] ACEN web service: WebLicenseAlive method added.
This method will report web 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 web license details. Last saved time can be reviewed in web license details (Last alive call field).
In this way ACEN administrators can determine if web license is still in use on remote computer.
[+] Brute force protection for ACEN web servide added.
Brute force protection is currently implemented for web service SOAP authentication and all web licensing methods which do not require any authentication.
If enabled, ACEN will monitor all failures (invalid logins in case of SOAP authentication or errors in case of web licensing methods) within defined period (in minutes).
This means that remote host can generate max number of failures (M) within defined period (T). Once the number of failures is over the maximum number of failures (M) for specific remote host ip address web service will return STATUS_HOST_TEMPORARILY_BANNED error until defined period since last recorded failure is reached (by default, 15 minutes since the last recorded failure).
[*] Acenservice sample application has been updated to reflect latest changes in acen web service methods.
[>] Important: change in acen.config file settings. Be sure to update existing acen.config file with new options.
[>] Upgrade script (3.40.00-3.50.00.sql) is available for users upgrading from previous release.
Please refer to whatsnew.txt document for detailed information and upgrade instructions.