I've just started working on creating CRTPRDDFN, CRTPRDLOD and ADDLICKEY
commands using the APIs.  If you can wait, I'll let you have the source.

Regards,

Gerry Tucker
Information Services
Technicolor Distribution Services




-----Original Message-----
From: David & Eileen Keck [mailto:bstars@optonline.net]
Sent: 6 December 2001 00:51
To: midrange-l@midrange.com
Subject: Re: Software Product APIs


I have an excellent unreleased IBM document explaining License
Management.
You can get it at
http://www.bluestarsystems.com/public/License%20Management.html
Enjoy ;-)  Dave K.

----- Original Message -----
From: <bill.reger@convergys.com>
To: <Midrange-L@midrange.com>
Sent: Wednesday, December 05, 2001 4:31 PM
Subject: Software Product APIs


> We are looking to license our software with expiration dates and the
like,
> and therefore, I have begun to look through the Software Product APIs
> manual.  Talk about having a headache!  Can someone give me a brief
> overview of what APIs I need to use and which I don't?
>
> I am fairly sure I need to work with these APIs (but please correct me
if
> I'm wrong!):
>
> Create Product Definition (ASZCRTPD) API
>           (to create the *PRDDFN object that I must include with my
> software)
> Generate License Key (QLZAGENK) API
>           (to generate the license keys that my customers need to know
to
> use/install the software)
> Retrieve License Key Information (QLZARTVK) API
>           (to retrieve license key information in the software to
verify
if
> expiration date has passed)
>
> Do I need to use the Package Product Option (QSZPKGPO) API to create
my
> software deliverable?  Or can I just use the normal deliverable
creation I
> have always used (save files to CD/Tape) and include the *PRDDFN
object in
> my deliverable?  What about National Language support?  How is this
done?
> Must I use the PTF APIs to issue fixes?
>
> I realize I'm babbling here.  There are a load of APIs in this manual
(more
> than 25!), but I don't want to spend my whole (working) life to get
all
> this going.  I can (and already have) written code to generate my own
keys
> based on my own imagination.  But these APIs are certainly more
foolproof
> if I can understand them and justify the time.
>
> Thanks for any assistance!  Bill
>
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