Last Modified September 15, 2018
- How to ...
- Distributing License Codes
Distributing License Activation Codes to your customers can be done manually from the DNA Control Panel
or can be fully automated using our DNA eCommerce Connectors (recommended):
|DNA eCommerce Connectors
Connecting your eCommerce solution to software_DNA is fast and easy and allows a fully automated
License fulfillment process for your customers and 24/7 sales for you. From customers purchasing your software,
downloading the software, receiving a License Activation Code, and activating the software on the software_DNA system,
no intervention is required by you.
By connecting an eCommerce solution to software_DNA, all the completed purchase transactions are relayed to the software_DNA
servers, processed, and a License Activation Code is generated or reserved (configurable setting)
and issued to your customer, either by software_DNA
or by the eCommerce solution. An Email is sent to the purchaser, and for some eCommerce systems, the
License Activation Code is displayed on the Purchase Confirmation screen of the eCommerce solution.
See eCommerce Connectors
|DNA DIRECT Connector
Our DIRECT Connection interface allows you to connect your website/server directly to software_DNA servers
to generate, reserve and retrieve License Activation Codes similar to the eCommerce connections. Ideal when
you want to fully manage the purchase experience for your customers, although requires some efforts for coding
and managing your own store-front.
See eCommerce Connectors
You can also choose to distribute License Activation Codes to your Users manually when:
In special cases where you want to distribute a License outside your e-commerce solution, such as
for promotions, licenses to business partners, licenses to development staff, etc...
Note that many of the e-commerce solutions do support Discounts and Promotion type sales and you
may be able to use your e-commerce solution for this purpose.
You have a speciallized Application, low volume, and do not want to process these Licenses through an
See below on how you can manually distribute Licenses via the DNA Control Panel.
Manually distributing License Codes
To manually distribute License Codes, you will first need to generate or upload License Codes for your DNA Product:
Once you have generated codes, you have a few options for distribution:
Viewing Available License Codes
The quickest way to see a list of Available License Codes is to view the DNA Product
Configuration and select Available Codes from the Quick Reports drop down list.
Or, if you have generated or Uploaded License Codes, you can always download that list of codes via the
Codes -> Code Generator screen.