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Mechanism for Periodic Reauthorization to FM Solution

Question asked by illumine on Feb 5, 2015
Latest reply on Feb 5, 2015 by philmodjunk

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Mechanism for Periodic Reauthorization to FM Solution

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I understand that fool-proof digital security is virtually impossible (witness the crazy hacking in every manner of corporate and government network systems).  Nevertheless, I still want to incorporate some security features in my solutions to keep the honest, honest...

In order to maintain some level of control over the unauthorized distribution of solutions I will soon deploy, I wish to:

         
  1. Force the intended new user (school teachers) to initially input their name and school in a one-time entry, then prominently reflect that information on each main screen layout and on all output, reports, etc.
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  3. Incorporate a mechanism whereby an author-provided key grants the intended user access to the solution for a year.  At the end of that year, the solution locks them out and prevents reactivation without input of a subsequent author-provided key.

 

Item 1 is relatively easy to do so I have no questions there.  Item 2, it would seem, has a much higher complexity level.  Can anyone point me to posts where this sort of thing is discussed?  I read about someone doing this a couple of years ago but can't seem to find it now that I want to use it.

Thank You

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