All roads lead to Rome. Some are rocky, some are highways, some byways. The story is similar when it comes to transferring a license from CodeMeter License Central into a local container via a browser.
The route preferred in the past – Java – has been made virtually impassable by the aftershocks of massive security problems. Exploits in Java allowed malware to be injected into and executed on the host system. All it took was for the user to access an infected or deliberately spiked website, without warning or notification. The perpetrators had access to complete kits that enabled even script kiddies to produce viruses and unleash them into the Java world. Germany’s high-profile ‘federal Trojan” was one such intruder made from these kits.
Moving beyond Java, CodeMeter allows a route via ActiveX. Long believed dead and buried, ActiveX is still a great means of adding browser functionality, with each element only requiring one-off consent by the user. However, this route is only open for users of Windows and Microsoft Internet Explorer, which narrows the target group considerably.
Manual File Transfers
This opens up a new highway for all platforms and all current standard browsers that avoids the many limitations that come with Java and ActiveX.
It’s all in the mix
KEYnote 27 – Edition Spring 2014