Basics of SKM Platform

Introduction

In Serial Key Manager, there are two key concepts: a key and a product (a set of keys).

Key

A Key is a 20 letters long string, for example, MUYVD-LSEBY-CXHRQ-XFAGY which stores information about the current license. That is, the key tells the software what kind offeatures should be enabled, whether there is a time restriction (the number of days that the software can be used) or a quota for doing something. These are just some of the examples of what a key can do.

Product

A Product is a way to organize your keys. Your software can be associated with one product, for example. All keys in a product share the same generation password, which can be used with SKGL API.

Example 1

Creating a new product

Before you move on, let’s try to create a new product with one key.

  1. Go to https://serialkeymanager.com/Product/Create to create a new one or to https://serialkeymanager.com/Product to select an existing product
  2. Enter some name and a password The description is optional. The IsPublic checkbox is something that is used by the Web API, so we can ignore it for time being.

Done! You’ve now created your first product!

Creating a new key

In order to create a new key:

  1. Select a product
  2. Press Create a new Key! button.
  3. Press the Create button.

Done! You’ve now created your first key!

Summary

In this article, we’ve looked at the two major concepts: a Product and a Key. We saw that a product is a way to organize your keys for your software, and that keys contain information that can be interpreted by your software during key validation. We also so how a product with one key could be created. Next, we’re going to look more in detail at the information stored in a key!

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