I have a web portal that I have been developing over the past few months. It is modular based, and is ready to be released with a few modules.
I am having a hard time figuring out how I can track/license copies of it.
The way I have it setup now is anyone who gets this portal system uploads all the files to /wwwroot/
Then they have to browse to the site ([[url removed, login to view]]). Once there if a certain file has a certain character in it, the site redirects to the setup pages, where users create the database (as long as they have the db login/SQL only), and the included files for the rest of the site.
What I am trying to do is add in a 'Serial Number' in the initial setup form that will check a record in a remote database to match it against a record based something else to identify the installer as the buyer. I also need this to be put into every page on the site so the code should be something like a 'Sub' or a 'Function' that I can put into a include file.
Please do not worry about encryption if needed for your code all you need is a call to a funtiom that I already have built. Contact me through Rent A Coder if you need the function call.
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