KEYnote 33 English - Spring 2017 - Page 3


Flexible License Portal

A license portal can increase customer satisfaction and reduce operating costs by offering self-service functions . Your users are given a ticket , which they can use to activate their licenses , transfer licenses from computer to computer , or recover a lost license themselves . As a developer , you have three basic variants of license portals at your disposal : A ready-to-use WebDepot , a customizable CustomDepot , and powerful web services for seamless integration with any portal that you might already be using .
For a quick start , WebDepot is typically the ideal solution , and it can easily be changed and expanded later on to become a CustomDepot . WebDepot allows you to adjust the color scheme , the fonts , and the logo to match your corporate design . But even if you choose the ready-made WebDepot , the customization options do not have to be limited to such surface aspects .
All in one piece One of the most common customizations is the ability to activate a ticket as a single , inseparable item . You can use this setting to make sure that your users do not split up different licenses from a single ticket and share them across several CmContainers . Typical use cases would be product bundles or updates for specific licenses .
You can combine this feature with the ability to hide all licenses on a ticket except for the most current one . Under the hood , all previous licenses are also activated or deactivated , as the case might be .
Spring cleaning tickets Maintenance contracts or subscriptions will often mean that a single ticket slowly gets crowded with many licenses . Most of them might be outdated and have already been replaced by a new license . WebDepot can automatically clean up these licenses and dump them into a garbage ticket .
Check before activating The newest version of WebDepot comes with an interface with which you , as the developer , can add functionalities . It enables you to include certain checks before every activation , deactivation , or reactivation . You can check the dependencies and settings and either return relevant messages or start defined automatic actions .
Also for gateways All settings in WebDepot are also available in the new version of ActivationGateway . Both WebDepot and ActivationGateway are based on the same source code , with ActivationGateway representing the scripts that are executed on the server . The user interface appears as ActivationWizard on your users ’ computer . WebDepot provides the interface and the functions under the hood .
Custom tables You can tailor the tables in WebDepot to suit your choices , e . g . how the lists are sorted or which columns are displayed . The new version gives you an interface with which you can set up your own tables . You can now include e . g . drop-down or fully sortable tables .
With the many configuration settings and versatile interfaces for your own code , you can build WebDepot to match your unique needs and workflows perfectly .