|ivanZ||Simple Registration Framework|
This project provides simple tools, which add a "shareware like"
registration support to .NET application. Registration is assured through
registration token (XML file), which has to be present together with
application - so it is off-line registration scheme. I've created it for one
of my applications, but it is general and can be easily leveraged in
The registration framework is based on XML signatures and uses System.Security.Cryptography.Xml assembly. Registration tokens are created as XML signed documents, which contain user details, registration type, expiration, etc. The application contains public key (compiled into application IL code) and can easily check validity of the registration token. Breaking this registration scheme requires modification of application IL code - either to eliminate registration checking functions or to replace public key with false one and then create also false registration token.
This simple framework consists of library, Winforms tool and test application:
Library (RegistrationSDK) contains these three main classes:
Winforms tool (Registration manager) manages registration, it uses MS JET database to maintain two tables - application and registrations (licenses). It enables to:
Test application (TestApp) demonstrates usage of framework in an application.