License/Registration frameworks for OS X development?
February 9, 2010 9:53 PM   Subscribe

license/registration/serial# frameworks for OS X?

Are there any well-regarded licensing/registration frameworks or libraries for OS X development? For example, we have Sparkle as a widely-used software update framework that lots of folks use. I'm wondering if there's something similar for reg codes/payments/etc. Thanks in advance!
posted by Señor Pantalones to Computers & Internet (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: This Stack Overflow question may help you.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:10 PM on February 9, 2010

Remember that there's really two parts to this. One is the registration dialog that lets you input your information to pay for and/or register the app. The second are the calls to check whether you're registered or in demo mode and act accordingly. The first part can be delegated to a 3rd party framework, but second part is all about clever, custom obfuscation techniques to frustrate crackers. Even Allan Odgaard's public key crypto approach just protects you against pirate license keys, but not patched binaries.
posted by serathen at 5:31 AM on February 10, 2010

Response by poster: thanks very much!
posted by Señor Pantalones at 9:47 AM on February 10, 2010

I was going to mention Golden%Braeburn but I see it's mentioned in the SO link above. It was written by Wil Shipley of Delicious Monster fame.
posted by lowlife at 11:12 AM on February 10, 2010

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